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Ultima VII: The Black Gate (DOS)

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Written by  :  wossname (159)
Written on  :  Jun 27, 2000
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Summary

The Ultimate Virtual Sandbox World Simulation Type Masterpiece

The Good

You could do anything. You could bake bread, make swords, get a job, etc. This game had amazing levels of detail. The story was great as well. The graphics were great for the time, though the animation was sorely lacking (2 frames of walking animation in each direction? please!) You aren't forced to follow up the main story as you play. Instead you can try your hand at solving one of the many subquests available for your play, which all had involved stories too instead of just being told to "kill foozle".

The Bad

The memory manager, Voodoo. Yeechh. Impossible to get running with sound - though the Ultima Collection CD fixed this.

The Bottom Line

The best Ultima in the series. A large immersive adventure game (yeah, it's not as much of a stat based game as the earlier Ultimas).