User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)
The protagonist: ex-soldier Saul Myers travels to Realia to investigate the disappearance of his daughter Lisa.
Realia is huge, so we go around by car. Realia is also dangerous: There are frequent gunfights on the roads.
Drivers on Realia's streets are not exactly smart. Here, our battered van blows up in front of Puerto Sombra's police station because a passing vehicle bumped into it. Repeatedly.
The natives are friendly. Or rather not. These guerrillas don't appreciate our cooperation with the local military. And that we just blew up their truck depot.
Part of the map of Realia after 40+ hours of gameplay. Green / blue areas are explored.
Scenic view of the guerrilla town Pueblo Faro from the civilian helicopter.
Speeding on Realia's rivers by motorboat is the fastest way of travel. And a good means to earn cash: attacking a troop transport.
Crashing into a military camp.
Advanced transportation: Later in the game, Saul learns to fly military helicopters. And wreak havoc in bases like this one.
Maybe it wasn't the best of ideas to rush into the guerrilla headquarter guns blazing. Then again, the CIA needs those secret documents!
Whoa, this factory is alive! Wait - they have a TANK??
Lots of traffic in Realia's sky. Another civil craft circling over Pueblo Faro.
Clearing Mafia-invested jungle ruins. This bandito got a little too close for comfort.
Military mission: Defend the army base from the air, sink incoming ships with rockets. Nice.
Raiding a guerrilla camp. Target: their trucks. Weapon of choice: grenades.
A rocket launcher. A guard tower. 'nuff said.
Nightly approach to an emerald mine. A mine fiercely fought over by both the guerrillas and the mafia. And we need to find someone in there.
Infiltrated a drug laboratory, got found out, had to shoot a lot of people.
In the dungeons of some native ruins, in battle with mysterious black-clad gunmen. What are they up to?
Cutscene: Saul arrives just in time to catch the final words of an informer.
The security chief has a key that we need. Unfortunately, he also has a shotgun.
Strange jungle finds: This happy camper has obviously grown tired of his girlfriend.
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