Ultima VIII - The Digital Antiquarian on 'How to Destroy a Franchise'
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February 23rd, 2021, 20:04
U8 was an excellent game on its own. The world was very immersive and intriguing.and gameplay was good, at least in my opinion.
The problem is that after U7 everyone would have expected something building upon its strenghts, that n many aspects had been unmatched for years if not decades.
Instead they spolied U7 of all its best points, the vastness of the world, npc schedules, day-night cycle etc and offered a completely different, somewhat more action oriented, gameplay.
It should have been a spin off, not a sequel.
That said, at least it was a good game overall, what doomed Ultima was 9, that while somewhat admirable for its ambition, it was just a bad game.
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