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View Poll Results: Which Ultima (game or series) is the best?
Classic Ultima (I through V) 1 9.09%
Ultima VI The False Prophet 0 0%
Ultima VII The Black Gate & Serpern Isle 3 27.27%
Ultima VIII Pagan 2 18.18%
Ultima Underworld (I & II) 5 45.45%
Ultima Worlds of Adventure Series 0 0%
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Old 22-03-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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I've got both, Ultimat VIII Pagan & Ultima VII (both parts of it). Question is which is better? Back in the days when these games were still considerably fresh/new I played a bit of Ultima VIII and it was fun but I also heard that VII was much better. Haven't heard why though... So, which one & why?

I'll attach a little poll to make this thread more entertaining... ^__^
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Old 22-03-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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you forgot Ultima Online.
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Old 22-03-2010, 12:05 PM   #3
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Never played Ultima VII though I've got The Complete Ultima VII CD with both parts and their two addons, just didn't have enough time or didn't come around to it since it's a bit different than Ultima VI.
Since I could choose Ultima Underworld I + II I took those two instead of Ultima VIII which is also an excellent game in my opinion. But the two Ultima Underworld dungeon crawlers are unsurpassed for me due to their unique, tense atmosphere and the effective and easiest magic spell system yet of all Ultima games.
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Ultima Underworld for the win. As stated, nothing beats the atmosphere of those games.

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Underworld.

To this day, it is one of the most atmospheric and immersive games I have ever played.

Second to that is the mega-epic-awesome Ultima VII.
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U7+SI+addons for me is best.

The Underworld games are second though, they are fantastic (and my favourite FP-RPGs ever)

In third place I would put Ultima 5, since it was my favourite of the old ones.
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you forgot Ultima Online.
Actually I didn't. I was thinking about more of a single player experience. I did forgot to mention it though. ^__^
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Since I could choose Ultima Underworld I + II I took those two instead of Ultima VIII which is also an excellent game in my opinion. But the two Ultima Underworld dungeon crawlers are unsurpassed for me due to their unique, tense atmosphere and the effective and easiest magic spell system yet of all Ultima games.
That's interesting... I mean, from my point of view. As I've got those also (along with all the other games in Ultima franchise) but was always avoiding them because of the FPP. Not that I don't like it, it's just when I can have it in TPP I'd rather have it like that than play in FPP. I'm weird though. ^__^
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Trust me, saying you're weird is saying every human is weird. People are just all different. And Ultima Underworld requires first a bit of adaptation to it's controls since they ARE unique to other games of that era, though once you learn them it's quite easy to play.
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