In the beginning of this adventure, hordes of nightmarish creatures stalk forth from the lair of Mondain the Wizard to devastate the tranquil kingdoms of Sosaria. Step into the burning world of Sosaria. Take up the weapons of time and sorcery in a battle to destroy Mondain.
In your second quest, you will discover that, although the master is dead, his evil legacy lives on. Minax, apprentice of Mondain, has come of age, raining terror and destruction on the land. In her fury, she has torn the fabric of time and space, opening doors through which you may bring about her doom!
Finally, after years of peace, fragments of a manuscript hint at an unholy alliance between Mondain and Minax. Of the fruits of that alliance, none can speak, but soon the Orc drums boom again. The Great Earth Serpent stirs in its slumber of countless ages. This time a party of adventurers must act, their only clue a single word scrawled in blood upon the deck of a derelict merchant ship: EXODUS.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
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Posted on 2011-08-30 08:41:03 byKnight_79:
This is the first trilogy in the one of the greatest RPG series of all time. However, the first three are going to appeal more to hardcore fans of the series and those truly interested in retro gaming with imagination. These games are from the beginning of commercial computer gaming. Origin Systems was infamous for pushing computer systems to the limit. These three are from theread more very beginning and the designers did a lot with very basic graphics. Even for their time, the first three required a lot of imagination.
Ultima 1 in this package is actualy the EGA remake. Same core game; updated graphics. Ultima II is considered the weakest in the series. The graphics are actually worse than Ultima I, because it was never remade. Ultima II is difficult in the begining, There are many walkthroughs available for those that wish to challenge it, but get frustrated. Ultima III is one of my favorite RPG’s, It was the first RPG, I ever played and sparked my imagination and interest in RPG’s ever since. Still lacking in graphics by today’s standards, but Ultima three was revolutionary for its time and sparked a lot of imitations.
You don’t need to play the earlier games to enjoy the later ones, but going through the entire series (Ultima 1-9) is a must for hardcore retro games who want a perfect example of the evolution of CRPGS. Also, there are many references to Ultima III in Ultima VII part 2. Richard Garrott and Origin weaved together a fantasy world like no other. The first two are mixed with experimentation and can be off the wall at times. Garrott hits his stride with Ultima 3. Know what you’re getting into before buying this one. This is a piece of history, no fancy updates, no sweeping visuals, even the stories are basic due to lack of disk space at the time, but these three are a truly influential piece of CPRG heritage.
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Posted on 2011-08-30 07:20:17 bySynapseDon:
These games (along with WIZARDRY) for my APPLE II really jump started my adventure gaming obsession as a high school kid. I was so obsessed, I used to play hooky and act sick, so I could stay home and play them. I'll never forget the day I was very close to being done with Ultima III and I walked into that room and the inevitable "The floor attacks you..." appeared onread more screen. It may seem like a trivial thing now but, at the time, this was a jaw-dropping moment for my crazy imagination.
I absolutely cannot wait to dive into these games again. GOG, I signed up for your service during your beta test in the hopes that, some day, these would be available. The wait is over.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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Posted on 2011-08-30 07:56:43 bycosmicdolphin:
If you want pretty graphics look elsewhere. But then these are 'Good Old Games' not the latest graphics whore-fest. A piece of Computer RPG history from the days when imagination was more important than graphics. I played Ultima III late into the night when I was a kid, and I wouldn't swap that for the world.
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