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Ultima Online

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Origin Systems

Release Date:

9/30/1997

Genre(s):

MMORPG
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Ultima Online is an MMORPG, which stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Also referred to as a Virtual World, an MMORPG is a place you co-inhabit with hundreds of thousands of other people simultaneously. It's persistent in that the world exists independent of your presence, and in that your actions can permanently shape the world. Ultima Online is accessed through an Internet connection, giving you the ability to immerse yourself into the mystical, medieval world of Britannia with other players from all around the globe. You can actually become a part of the epic saga that unfolds on a daily basis, and your actions can make a permanent impact on the face of Britannia!

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73

Designing an environment that can keep up to 5,000 people happy at once is a formidable task, and I'm not sure that Origin has succeeded. At this point, Ultima Online rates a 73 for a great idea whose time has not yet come.
40

This is one game that might become a classic, but it isn't one now, despite a New York Times story on the front page of the business section. A game that requires a credit card and Internet access before the player can get even a glimpse of what's going on had better be incredibly engrossing or at least immediately accessible. Ultima Online is neither. The "undoubted future of interactive entertainment"? God forbid. At best, it might eventually grow into a solid, mature game that delivers the goods, but for now, caveat emptor.
90

An extremely addicting game, especially since it is possible to become part of an online community. Player run guilds and towns, and even larger cities are becoming a common occurrence. Unfortunately though, as with many online games, technical problems tend to hinder gameplay. Complaints about bugs and rampant player killing are frequent on newsgroups and several web pages but Origin, for the most part, has been responsive to feedback, and updates the game via online patches.
80

Yes it's expensive, and it has some serious problems that need immediate attention, but it can't be denied that Ultima Online is a unique, intriguing, thoroughly enjoyable gaming experience -- once you learn how to play, and accept it for what it is.
55

Ultima fanatics might stick with it, but most players will give up in frustration. [Jan 1998, p.262]
49

Playing now will give you a sampling of the game's potential, but unless you are incredibly patient, can tolerate constant lag and design changes, and you have the time to devote considerable attention to your characters, chances are you will simply find Ultima Online extremely frustrating...In its current form, Ultima Online is a major disappointment. [17 Dec 1997]
The Repopulation
77

The Repopulation

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A Sci-Fi based MMORPG which provides many of the same sandbox oriented features seen in Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online.
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Galactic Strongholds
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Star Wars: The Old Republic - Galactic Strongholds

  • PC
As the war between the Empire and the Republic rages, the galaxy’s greatest heroes have expanded their influence by acquiring STRONGHOLDS, customizable bastions of personal luxury. In a bid for power,...
The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
70

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited

  • MAC
  • Xbox One
  • PC
  • Playstation 4
Experience one connected world and stay up-to-date with everything your friends are doing in one of the most socially enabled games ever. Whether you play with your friends or adventure alone, the gam...
The Elder Scrolls Online
78

The Elder Scrolls Online

  • MAC
  • PC
The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) being developed by ZeniMax Online Studios for PC and Mac. This epic MMO is the first Elder Scrolls game to allow players to explor...
RIFT: Storm Legion
71

RIFT: Storm Legion

  • PC
A Storm is Brewing … As the ward protecting Telara falls, a cry for help echoes from a faraway land...  Crucia - Dragon of Air and the Queen of Storms - has waited patiently while her fellow dra...