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 ~Spoony Spoonicus on 10:09pm 09/05/11 (11:44am 09/01/11) in 7m16s  §  2951 eyeballs
 We love Virtual Console but man fuck writing a full review of something we just paid six dollars for. Have a Quick Hit instead.
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Ultima IV is something of a pioneer in the genre, instrumental in breaking role-playing games away from "glorified pest control" in favor of telling a legitimate story. In this case, the protagonist mastering the eight Virtues of Britannia in order to become a champion of the people, who have been left directionless in life after defeating the three biggest threats they had ever known (as seen in the previous three games). This involves a very lengthy quest of building up character stats to prove your worthiness (by not stealing, showing compassion to the poor, not killing non-"evil" creatures, etc.), capped off with some very challenging dungeon diving to collect the eight Virtue Stones, collect the three-part key, and entering the Stygian Abyss to complete the final trial and prove yourself worthy. It all adds up to a lengthy, but unique and fun experience. So if you want to see late 80s PC RPGs at their finest, head over to Good old Games and give this one a try. It's free!

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Oh and pick up the first three games while you're at it, they're also quite good (and have some very inspired weirdness that the rest of the series gradually did away with). You can get the whole trilogy for a mere $6.
 
 
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 ~Spoony Spoonicus  §  at 01:27am 10/01/11
 
4, 5 and 6 are also available in a second package for $6 now, so grab that one too!
 
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