3D Files heeft (al een paar dagen geleden) een demo van Ultima IX: Ascension gepost. Omdat dit spel volgens mij zo wreed wordt post ik het nieuws hier toch maar even:
Prepare to embark on an adventure beyond imagination with the return of the best selling role-playing series of all time. In the 9th and final chapter in the 20-year legacy you return to Britannia™ for your last epic quest. As the heroic Avatar, only you can save Lord British™ and his people from the evil Guardian who has devastated the landscape and tainted the 8 sacred virtues. Valiant combat, magical prowess and knowledge of the 8 virtues are your weapons against evil in Ultima™ IX: Ascension, the most epic role-playing game ever created for the PC.
- Immerse yourself into the world of Britannia like never before. The stunning 3D graphics and exclusive 3D THX® sound blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
- Live the epic saga through seamlessly integrated combat, adventure, and puzzle-solving.
- Interact with the over 200 intriguing characters that live in the world of Britannia. All with full speech recorded by professional actors and scripted by a professional screenwriter.
- Experience the richest fantasy environment ever created. With day and night cycles, weather effects, real-life physics and the ability to manipulate every item in the world, you'll forget it's only a game.
- Engage over 60 unique creatures and monsters using the most innovative combat system ever created.
- Conjure 45 incredible spells using circles of magic, alchemy, and rituals. Uphold the 8 sacred virtues (Honesty, Justice, Humility, Sacrifice, Valor, Compassion, Honor, and Spirituality) as you become a legend.
- Designed by the Ultima creator Richard Garriott - a.k.a. Lord British.
Editors Note!!! This is the demo from the December issue of Computer Gaming World. Its around 295 megs and is in multiple file rar format. It was also admitted that the demo does a CD check by mistake, so read the instructions included. We realize this demo is not for those with little computer knowledge nor those on modems, but the Ultima community wanted it, so here it is! A demo is expected sometime in November and the magazine should be hitting stores near you if it hasnt already.
So, to clarify, this demo is untested by us and we make no promises. If it was me, I would wait for the internet demo or grab the magazine
De demo kan je hier vandaan slopen. Hijs wel 295 Megs!
LET OP: Deze demo is NIET geoptimaliseerd voor Direct3D en zal dus op niet-3dfx systemen niet lekker draaien (ja, ik heb zelfs gehoord dat ie op een Athlon 700 met TNT2/U klote draait). De full-version is WEL geoptimaliseerd voor Direct3D (en natuurlijk ook voor Glide).