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Ultima IX: Ascension (Windows)

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Written by  :  cimerians (48)
Written on  :  Mar 27, 2002
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Summary

Extremely bug-ridden game but its actually quite fun!

The Good

The game was fun to play as I played it all the way through with only the last and final patch from Origin. Its an experience worth going through only if you have been an Ultima fan from way back in the beginning. Truly an interesting experience.

The Bad

I did not like the way the game was handled and released by Origin. Its got a lot of bugs and playability might be impossible for some people. The storyline disappointed me a little bit as well but it was acceptable overall.

The Bottom Line

Its basically a Tomb-Raider like RPG set in the Ultima world. Its definitely worth experiencing if you've been a fan of the series. The sheer vast size of the world can seem quite amazing at times and the landscapes simply look marvelous.

This is the final game in the Ultima series. You once again become the Avatar and are warped to Britannia on your quest for the final battle between you and the Guardian. A long epic-like journey you will take through land, sea's and dungeons like no other Ultima and it culminates with a surprising ending.

Might be great for fans of the series but not much fun for everyone else. I personally liked it in a strange sort of twisted way as I've been contemplating finishing it again!