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Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; "Special" Announcement Nears

GOG.com now offers the first couple of Worlds of Ultima games gratis on their DRM-free marketplace, saying the free editions of the Ultima spin-offs are being provided courtesy them and Electronic Arts. The games are Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire and Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams, and here's word on the sub-series: "Lord British presents two adventures you would never think are possible in Ultima universe. Players of the Ultima series may recall that the black moonstone the Avatar found at the start of Ultima 6 can be used to teleport you anyplace and anytime. That is why ORIGIN Systems have, using the Ultima 6 engine, sent the gamers worldwide on two unexpected journeys in both space and time."

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8. Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; Jun 18, 2012, 15:20 Creston
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 12:09:
Creston wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 11:16:
Free is free, so obviously it's worth it to pick both of them up, but don't be fooled by the Ultima name in the games. Neither game has really anything to do with Ultima other than cheap name placements, and their quality is Worlds Below the actual Ultima games.

Well, the hero of those Ultima Worlds is the same of the regular Ultimas, the Avatar. And even if Worlds is inferior to the regular Ultimas I have a feeling these 2 Worlds are still head and shoulders above most RPGs today in terms of RPG goodness.

The Avatar was just cheap product placement so they could put "Ultima" in there. And they were alright as RPGs (for those days), but they were massively inferior to the Ultimas. When I bought the first one back in the days, I was pretty heavily disappointed.

Of course, now they're free, and it really should be hard to be disappointed by something free. (though the internet manages that quite often.)

Creston
 
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  1. Jun 18, 10:51 Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; coldcut
  2. Jun 18, 11:16 Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; "Special" Announcement Nears Creston
  3. Jun 18, 11:52  Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; Orogogus
  5. Jun 18, 12:09  Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; ASeven
  6. Jun 18, 12:12   Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; Orogogus
  7. Jun 18, 12:17    Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; ASeven
>> 8. Jun 18, 15:20   Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; Creston
  9. Jun 18, 18:17  Re: Free Worlds of Ultima on GOG.com; DrEvil
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