User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Photopia

Photopia Screenshots

Browser version

Photopia Browser Interface primer

Interface primer

Photopia Browser Introduction

Introduction

Photopia Browser Starting location

Starting location

Photopia Browser A multiple choice and a transition

A multiple choice and a transition

Photopia Browser Moving to another part of the story.

Moving to another part of the story.

Photopia Browser Now you are controlling someone else!

Now you are controlling someone else!

Photopia Browser A rich fantasy environment, but only for a few turns

A rich fantasy environment, but only for a few turns

Photopia Browser Mission accomplished, and on to the next transition!

Mission accomplished, and on to the next transition!

Photopia Browser Playing yet another scenario.

Playing yet another scenario.

Photopia Browser Title screen (Glulx version interpreted through the Zag Jag interpreter)

Title screen (Glulx version interpreted through the Zag Jag interpreter)

Photopia Browser Text parser instructions

Text parser instructions

Photopia Browser Story opening

Story opening

Photopia Browser A jarring introduction

A jarring introduction

Photopia Browser One way to end a sequence

One way to end a sequence

Photopia Browser A colour launches a perpendicular narrative.

A colour launches a perpendicular narrative.

Photopia Browser On the red planet. The vocabulary lessons will be cleared up later...

On the red planet. The vocabulary lessons will be cleared up later...

Photopia Browser The sea-blue level is underwater

The sea-blue level is underwater

Photopia Browser The plot thickens

The plot thickens

Photopia Browser No, this isn't an homage to Yellow Peril -- but maybe there's a bit of the King Midas myth in it.

No, this isn't an homage to Yellow Peril -- but maybe there's a bit of the King Midas myth in it.

Photopia Browser Conversation choices

Conversation choices

Photopia Browser Curious encounters in the forest

Curious encounters in the forest

Photopia Browser The peculiar purple portion practically plays itself. (A-ra-ta-ta-ta-tata, a-rata-ta-ta!)

The peculiar purple portion practically plays itself. (A-ra-ta-ta-ta-tata, a-rata-ta-ta!)

Photopia Browser Title screen and starting location of Spanish version

Title screen and starting location of Spanish version


Photopia Screenshots

DOS version

Photopia DOS This question is not as trifling as it may initially seem.

This question is not as trifling as it may initially seem.

Photopia DOS Text parser instructions

Text parser instructions

Photopia DOS Story opening

Story opening

Photopia DOS A jarring introduction

A jarring introduction

Photopia DOS Conversation choices

Conversation choices

Photopia DOS A colour launches a perpendicular narrative.

A colour launches a perpendicular narrative.

Photopia DOS On the red planet. The vocabulary lessons will be cleared up later...

On the red planet. The vocabulary lessons will be cleared up later...

Photopia DOS Rescue breathing smiulator!

Rescue breathing smiulator!

Photopia DOS The sea-blue level is underwater

The sea-blue level is underwater

Photopia DOS Some educational exposition

Some educational exposition

Photopia DOS Sky-blue isn't just a colour but an optimistic tautology.

Sky-blue isn't just a colour but an optimistic tautology.

Photopia DOS Suave moves

Suave moves

Photopia DOS A jarring plot twist

A jarring plot twist

Photopia DOS The peculiar purple portion practically plays itself. (A-ra-ta-ta-ta-tata, a-rata-ta-ta!)

The peculiar purple portion practically plays itself. (A-ra-ta-ta-ta-tata, a-rata-ta-ta!)

Photopia DOS Wrapping it up.

Wrapping it up.


Photopia Screenshots

Windows version

Photopia Windows Title screen

Title screen

Photopia Windows Text parser instructions

Text parser instructions

Photopia Windows Story opening

Story opening

Photopia Windows A jarring introduction

A jarring introduction

Photopia Windows Conversation choices

Conversation choices

Photopia Windows A colour launches a perpendicular narrative.

A colour launches a perpendicular narrative.

Photopia Windows On the red planet.  The vocabulary lessons will be cleared up later...

On the red planet. The vocabulary lessons will be cleared up later...

Photopia Windows The sea-blue level is underwater

The sea-blue level is underwater

Photopia Windows No, this isn't an homage to Yellow Peril -- but maybe there's a bit of the King Midas myth in it.

No, this isn't an homage to Yellow Peril -- but maybe there's a bit of the King Midas myth in it.

Photopia Windows Some educational exposition

Some educational exposition

Photopia Windows An astute encapsulation of adolescent awkwardness

An astute encapsulation of adolescent awkwardness

Photopia Windows Suave moves

Suave moves

Photopia Windows A jarring plot twist

A jarring plot twist

Photopia Windows Curious encounters in the forest

Curious encounters in the forest

Photopia Windows The peculiar purple portion practically plays itself. (A-ra-ta-ta-ta-tata, a-rata-ta-ta!)

The peculiar purple portion practically plays itself. (A-ra-ta-ta-ta-tata, a-rata-ta-ta!)

Photopia Windows Wrapping it up.

Wrapping it up.