Tagged: Ultima Forever

Spam Spam Spam Humbug: Episode 17 – How Necessary is Combat in RPGs?

How much prominence does combat need to have in an RPG? How necessary should combat be to progressing through — or passing — the game? And is there something “lesser” about including an “easy” difficulty setting?

Interview with Bill Randolph

Bill Randolph graciously took over an hour out of his busy schedule to chat with us about his work at Origin Systems, especially on Ultima 9. He answered a number of questions about the game and its development, and shed some new light on its difficult development.