My First Youtube Review: Ultima IV for NES

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar on the Nintendo and NES was one of my absolute favorite games growing up and I made this review/video to discuss what I loved about the game from the perspective of the eight virtues. I haven’t played the PC version of Ultima 4, though most of the reviews I read or saw were about the PC one which is why I made this, principally to preserve some of my favorite memories from the Nintendo version. The text of the review is based on my article at Tor.com:

http://www.tor.com/2015/03/18/whats-the-point-of-an-rpg-without-a-main-villain-how-ultima-iv-changed-the-game/

Big thanks to my editor at Tor.com Bridget McGovern. I really enjoyed making this, even though being my first video, there are some silly mistakes, ha ha. I can’t believe there are already more than 3000 views!

As I’m not a formal video reviewer (aside from a few rambling posts, ha ha), I always appreciate tips, especially as this is my first real youtube review. My Nikon was acting strange so I shot my game manual footage on a less than ideal camera- and this also explains why there are audio shifts (despite poor footage, I still wanted to show the manual as it’s great). It’s much more noticeable when you have ear phones on and it’s because I had to change microphones. I hope to get fixed equipment soon and hope it doesn’t detract too much from the review. Thanks for watching and above all, I hope it inspires an interest in Ultima IV which is fantastic! As a side note, I did ask Lord British himself how involved he was with the Japanese ports and he indicated not that much which was interesting to find out all these years later.

lordbritish

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