For me a real revelation - and I′ve played it in 2012 for the first time! UUW 1 has so many features and possibilities, it′s relatively "open world" but holds everything together by a storyline that′s not so much in dialogues and texts but in the gameworld itself. This game doesn′t need any bonds to Ultima, as it stands on its own. You′ll feel the thrill of surviving in a mostly hostile underground world, where your food spoils over time and your fighting skills need a lot of practice. You′ll even have to learn a simple, but fascinating language. UUW is simply on of the best games of all time for me, and it′s way better than the praised second part. Highly recommended!
A worthy addition to the Ultima series, this is a 3D, first person perspective game similar to Doom.
Banished to the Sygian Abyss for a crime he did not commit, the Avatar (your character) must work to survive in a vast underworld complex filled with monsters and various civilizations made of an original group of colonists who are, like you, trapped within the Abyss. You must barter for resources, maintain alliances, solve puzzles and keep accurate records to solve the game.
The spell system is the only real major weakness of this addition to the series. You cast spells by preparing rune codes that appear on your panel. You may have only one spell prepared at any given time for easy casting, and its not realistically possible to switch during battle. Also, its worth noting that the only player statistic of any real value is the Strength attribute as it affects how much you can carry. The other two have virtually no noticeable influence on the game.
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I liked this game years ago when I played it in REAL DOS on my 486 comp.
but in dosbox kindof laggy! I even changed my CONF file as I saw suggested
in another post for a dos game ( cpu CYCLES changed from AUTO to MAX)
and this makes a difference but game still has a slight lag to it.
would enjoy it more if it was smoother in terms of gameplay.
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This is one of my favorite games of all time. One of the few RPGs that I ever played start to finish. I still remember when I confronted the Goblin the first time on the bridge and he kicked my arse and knocked me into the water. At the time, I thought, this is awesome. For the year, this was the best first person RPG ever made.
- Release name: Ultima Underworld 1
- Year: 1992
- Platform: DOS
- Released in: United States
- Genre: Action, Role-Playing (RPG)
- Theme: Fantasy
- Publisher: ORIGIN Systems, Inc.
- Developer: Blue Sky Productions
- Perspective: 1st-Person
- Dosbox support – http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=11 – Fully supported on 0.73