Ultima VII: The Black Gate

a.k.a. Ultima 7 / The Forge of Virtue

published by unknown in 2006, developed by Origin, running on Windows
type: role-play
genre: Fantasy
series: Ultima, Ultima: Age of Armageddon
perspective: bird's-eye (axiometric)
player options: single player
game engine: Ultima VII
other: Add-on
languages: eng ger rus


Thanks to a game engine called Exult, Ultima VII: The Black Gate and its addon The Forge of Virtue can be played on a variety of platforms.

The 7th canonical game in the Ultima series and the first game in Ultima's Age of Armageddon. But, it was never intended to run on Windows. Exult uses SDL for the Linux version. The player and party can use crossbows and bows. Ingredients can be mixed to bake bread and other things. Cheese is available as food. A variety of items can be crafted into other items. There are pumpkin fields in the game, from which pumpkins can be harvested. Flight of the Bumblebee is played at one point, Rule Britannia is overplayed. There are severl prisoners in the game and its this plays into the plot more than once. An addictive medicine in the game is abused by characters and can be abused by the player's character and party, with consequences. Unicorns are mentioned in in-game books and by characters
one can be found by the player also.

(Zerothis) - # 2006

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