Tagged: Ultima X: Odyssey

It’s the Ultima Codex’s Tenth Anniversary

The predecessor to the Ultima Codex went live ten years ago as of yesterday. This year’s anniversary will be rather more bittersweet, but should prove meaningful to all and sundry.

Ultima X Odyssey: Stylized Monsters

Video from a preview DVD for Ultima X: Odyssey. This chapter of the DVD highlights the different monsters that could be encountered in the game.

Ultima X Odyssey: Lush Environments

Video from a preview DVD for Ultima X: Odyssey. This chapter of the DVD highlights the game’s gorgeous, Unreal-engine powered environments.

Ultima X Odyssey: Accessible Game Play

Video from a preview DVD for Ultima X: Odyssey. This chapter of the DVD highlights the “accessible gameplay” the title would have featured.

Ultima X Odyssey: Character Customization

Video from a preview DVD for Ultima X: Odyssey. This chapter of the DVD highlights the character customization options that the game would have offered to players.

Ultima X Odyssey: Epic Quests

Video from a preview DVD for Ultima X: Odyssey. This chapter of the DVD highlights some of the quests that would have featured in the game.

About the Ultima Series

The games comprising the Ultima series were, between 1981 and 1999, the defining computer role-playing games. Both the Western and Eastern RPG “schools”, if that is an appropriate term for them, were heavily inspired by the Ultima games, and still feature numerous gameplay and interface conventions that one Ultima or another introduced.