User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)
Jason, our hero.
Memories from the time at a nightclub.
Skydiving that soon turned sour.
Encaged by a crazy island dude.
The dogs have caught our scent.
Your brother is taking one of the guards.
Guess we won't be escaping together afterall.
Run or die!
Fight for your life.
Seriously, they brought in a helicopter for me?
Fallen down... is this the end... or the beginning.
Just when I was about to thank him for saving my life, he pulls out that blade.
Greeting the locals.
Buying some guns.
Climbing the radio towers becomes increasingly difficult.
Turn on the power to uncover an area radius on you map.
Nice view from the radio tower.
Zipline is the fast way down.
You can commandeer any vehicle in the game.
Driving through the island.
Hunting some boars.
Inside enemy base, posing as one of their own.
Sam is your inside man.
A party of deadly poker.
Quick-time knife fight.
Outside of Citra's temple.
You can carry up to four different weapons at once.
Sniping at the local fauna.
Skin animals to gather resources for crafting and trading.
Inventory can quickly get full if you start picking up everything you see.
Gliding through the night.
Diving down in the glider to gain on the speed.
By activating radio towers will unlock many new places and information on your map.
Various plants can be used to craft drugs and medicine.
Supply drop side missions will earn you some extra cash and experience points.
There are three different skill sets you can unlock skills from.
Survival guide contains info on characters, places, transports, weapons, and more.
The intro, showing the carefree life of these youngsters, is in stark contrast with the grim reality of the game
You are captured by Vaas, the pirate leader. Note the psychopathic eyes
Like most modern games, Far Cry 3 is obsessed with achievements
The first mission is very tense. Grant expresses his opinion of it with a rather limited vocabulary
You meet a sweet deer during your mad sprint through the jungle...
Finally you can explore a village. Yes, you should buy a gun, but you prefer looking at pretty local girls
The gun shop is unexpectedly atmospheric
A view of the radio tower. Climbing on those structures maps your surroundings, just like in Assassin's Creed games
Beautiful view, but... it's just a bitmap. The clouds don't move, either...
The map is GTA-like, showing all sorts of points of interest
Yeah!!.. Finally!.. Gimme some wheels and an open-world environment, that's my kind of game!
There is an extensive database covering pretty much everything you see in the game
Hi. You know... I suddenly think of that Macao-style dish. No offense
In contrast with the lush outdoor areas, indoor locations can be quite grim
You can make your own healing items
Now that's much better than just a stupid pistol. Watch out, pirates!..
On a jetski
Many weapon models can be upgraded and painted
I'll try a stealth approach here
Shark! I can't really do much with the situation now - just hope to survive
Digital camera is used to highlight enemies and fauna
Hiding in vegetation is an important element of stealth
Each time Jason learns a new skill a new tattoo is added to his left hand
A rainy day in heaven
Fixing a car with a universal fixing tool. It's guaranteed to fix anything - even blown tires.
Playing some poker
Just blown up a car full of pirate pursuers
Fire plays an important role in the game: it can burn out the environment, spread to new territories and force the player (or the enemies) to change their location (or get burnt)
Participating in one of the racing events
There are a lot of remains from World War II scattered through the island
Hunting with a bow and fire arrows
Aiming at a heavily armored pirate
Another example of fire behavior in the game. However, the huts will get a "burnt" look, but stay as they are.
That's a bit too surreal for a "realistic" shooter
Yeah, that's good
Taken over a pirate outpost
Shop menu, where you can also buy maps
Item screen. Items and Equipment can be upgraded using animal skins
In order to get skins, you have to go hunting
Once you killed an animal, you need to skin it
You need to gather plants in order to create syringes, which can boost different skills for a short time
Containers contain loot which can be sold
One type of collectible in the game, letters from Japanese soldiers
The camera is used to tag enemies and animals
Checkpoints usually have an alarm system, which can be disabled here
Sneaking onto an unaware enemy ... I think you know the result
Liberating outpost nets you experience
One of three skill trees
Information about local animals
Weapons can be upgraded and painted
The graphics really provide a nice tropical feeling
Do you dare to jump? You sometimes have to make some weird jumps in order to reach well hidden collectibles.
Driving around in a jeep with a nice bobble head
Do not get over excited by the scenery ...
... you will be attacked by wild animals, even big birds.
Every jungle also has some nice temples ...
... with even better inhabitants!
Drugs are used sometimes in the game, which result in weird dream sequences
The island has a lot of Japanese history to explore
Besides land vehicles, you can also user boats and hang gliders
Once you climbed a radio tower, you can quickly descend it by rappeling
Liberating a radio tower provides a surround view of the close neighborhood .... Assassins Creed anybody?
Take the heat to the enemy
but watch out for those monitor lizards
Factions will also fight between themselves and you can watch from a safe distance
You can play poker as a minigame
Meet Buck, a real weirdo
Hidden temples ...
... and lost ships inside large caves. Too bad they can not be explored to the full extent you can see
Other people in the game are also on drugs sometimes, really weird scene
Your place to buy ammo and weapons
This is not what it looks like ... it is funny nonetheless
Stats page of what you have already done in the game and what is still to be conquered
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