The ULTIMA series consisted of 9 main games released from 1981 to 1999 and was an extremely influential Computer RPG series that is still remembered fondly today. Metal Jesus & Carlos cover the 3 Ages or Trilogies as well as some of the side games and even the MMORPG. It’s a fun trip down memory lane as we reminisce about why the Ultima series was one of our all-time favorites!
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It is CRAZY looking at your shelf in the background... I'm having major flashbacks to my childhood. I see Adventures of Willy Beamish, Space Quest IV or 5 with Roger Wilco, Earth Siege, Leisure Suit Larry, Interstate 76, System Shock... and... how could I miss your collection of AD&D Gold Box Series games!!! I'd love to see a video on the AD&D gold box games. I'm embarrassed to admit... but I had every Ultima Game... complete in the box. I kept ALL the boxes... all the way from Ultima 1 (not Akalabeth), through Ultima 8 (never got 9), including Underworld 1 and Underworld 2... I had the cloth maps, coins, etc... along with ALL the Sierra game boxes... you name it. I tossed them ALL out about 10 years ago. I saved all the disks, CDs, and manuals... but got rid of all of the boxes. Just crushed them... they were all pristine.
The ONLY computer game boxes I kept... were my AD&D Gold Box Series game boxes. I still have all the originals. Hillsfar, Dragons of Flame and Heroes of the Lance (silver box games), as well as Pools of Radiance / Curse of the Azure Bonds / Secret of the Silver Blades / Pools of Darkness, and then Gateway to the Savage Frontier / Treasures of the Savage Frontier, and then finally Champions of Krynn, Death Knights of Krynn, Dark Queen of Krynn.
Anyway, love the video. Would have liked to have seen mention of Ultima 7 - Part 2 (which really was a whole different game), plus the Silver Seed and Forge of Virtue add-ons. But the video was great!
Side note, they also had Ultima 7 - The Black Gate, for the Super Nintendo... and it is absolutely horrendous. I bought that along with Wing Commander 1 and Wing Commander 2 on the SNES also.
Ultima 3 / 4 / 5 are actually really awesome on the NES (at least in my opinion), because they play like Dragon Warrior. Ultima was tough for me to get into prior to Ultima 6. Ultima 6 really drew me in... but I went back and played 4 and 5 on the PC back in the day.
Edited by 82-T/A, Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:11 PM.