Video Games

 

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

created and published by Origin in 1985, running on Commodore 64
type: role-play
genre: Fantasy
series: Ultima, Ultima: The Age of Enlightenment
setting: Present
perspective: 1st person bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.1/5

Buy from Amazon.com by Title by Title+Plat.
Personal review
Ultima IV is an RPG like none other before or since. There is no final boss to defeat and no princess (or artifact) to liberate. Rather, this game puts you on an almost spiritual journey to improve yourself in eight 'virtues' - Humility, Spirituality, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honesty, and so on. Just about anything you can do in the game affects how you progress down this road: You must not steal, run from battles, or attack retreating enemies if you have any hope of winning the game. Once you have fully developed your eight virtues, you become the 'Avatar' - the embodiment of all that is good in Humanity - and the true nature of the quest is revealed. This unique RPG is definitely not for everybody, but it's still worth a try... especially for people who believe there can be nothing worthwhile in a video game.
# 2006
Technical specs
display: raster
Editor notes (2)
port from AP2
# 2010-11-27 16:00:01
Comes on two 5.25 inch disks, 4 sides, optionally supports 2 drives.
(Zerothis) - # 2006
Authors / Staff

coding

Chuck Bueche uncredited (conversion)
Tags (130)
External reviews (2) - average: 68%
review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 1-84uk561986-067/1070%
Tilt 1-38fr361986-114/666%
Contributors (6)
AndreaD
teran01
zerothis
dandyboh
Sanguine
uvlbot-1

Post an anonymous comment / review about this game.

Rate and review

1
LIKE
-
PLAYED
1
FINISHED
OWN
PLAYING
WANT
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar in-game screen.
Ultima+IV+Quest+of+the+Avatar ()
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (Commodore 64)
View the full gallery