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

Singularity

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
72
2.4
Windows
76
3.8
Xbox 360
78
4.0

Trivia

Development

The game was canceled after 2 years of development only to be given a 10 month reprieve. In an article by developer Kevin Fuller, he admits that his team did borrow some ideas from Bioshock such as the audio recordings.

German version

In the German version, gore effects were removed and blood effects were toned down. Both differences only apply to human enemies. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

References

In the final level, after you get the last upgrade for the TMD, you can smash a vent in that very room, go down a ladder, and you'll find yourself at a narrow room, at the end of which there's a crack in the wall that lets in a bright light, and has a large donkey wheel wedged in. This is a clear wink at fans of the TV show Lost: A wheel, very much like this one down to the room it's located in and the way to access it, played a major part in the ending of season 4.

The entire thing can be seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdWxZy8NlBs

In the Xbox 360 version of the game you get an achievement for finding this.

Contributed by Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590) on Jul 21, 2011. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (115626) and Scott Monster (924)]. -- edit trivia