Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar (Origin, 1985)

Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar (Origin, 1985)
To me, this is where the Ultima saga begins. I never played (and never will) the first three games, but in my humble opinion, Ultima really comes to its own when the concept of Avatar is introduced. And that is of course in Ultima IV: quest of the Avatar. Ultima  […]

Civilization (MPS Labs, 1991)

Civilization (MPS Labs, 1991)
The just one more turn syndrome is a very serious disorder. It can lead to sleepless nights, inability to leave your home or have a social life, lack of time awareness. It can ruin your life. Lucky for me, I was able to notice the first symptoms and take the  […]

Ultima VII: The black Gate (Origin, 1992)

Ultima VII: The black Gate (Origin, 1992)
Ah, Ultima VII. Where to begin. With The false prophet ends the so called Age of Enlightenment trilogy (Ultima IV, V and VI), centered on achieving enlightenment by following the virtues principles. You just had to become a better guy, no evil masterlord's ass to kick. That was pretty unusual  […]

Alone in the dark (Infogrames, 1992)

Alone in the dark (Infogrames, 1992)
I am a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, so when (back in the day) I read about a new game from Infogrames inspired by his works, I knew I had to play it. No question about it. Alone in the Dark may be considered the forefather of survival horrors.  […]

Planescape Torment (Black Isle Studios, 1999)

Planescape Torment (Black Isle Studios, 1999)
I wake up, look around. The place looks like a mortuary. How did I get here? I can't remember. Who am I? I can't remember either. I look at my body. My skin is grey, leather-like. Completely covered in scars. “Hey, chief. You okay? You playing corpse or you putting  […]