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Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar
By Peter Willington 26 July 2013
Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar | Developer:
BioWare | Publisher:
Electronic Arts | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
RPG | Players:
1-4 | Networking:
wireless (network) | Version:
This is a freemium game review, in which we give our impressions immediately after booting a game up, again after three days, and finally after seven days. That's what the strange sub-headings are all about. Click on the links to jump straight to day three or day seven.
Ultima is serious business. The first game in the franchise was released all the way back in 1981, launching the career of Richard Garriott. Ultima Online was the first successful MMO, and it's been a couple of years since EA tried anything too adventurous in this much-loved universe.
Significant technical issues currently hamper an otherwise strong title that represents as much a love letter to Ultima as it does a new way of freemium RPG design