If you are a videogame historian, an Ultima fan or a CRPG collector, you can't miss this. The Ultima collectors guide is the definitive compendium to all Ultima related productions ever published. It's a massive and amazing job done with an incredible accuracy of details. A real treasure for anyone interested in CRPG history.
For more than 30 Years the Ultima series has defined the RPG genre, from Akalabeth to Ascension to Ultima Online and Beyond. Lord British’s enduring legacy will forever live in the hearts and minds of gamers around the world. The Quest of the Avatar is Forever. This mammoth 826 page tribute to the Ultima series contains highly detailed information and pictures for 520 main releases, 286 books & collectibles, and 149 miscellaneous items. A grand total of 955 items from 24 countries across 6 continents! In addition to regular entries there are comprehensive variation guides for each game. They provide side-by-side comparisons illustrating the differences between different maps, boxes, books, discs, etc. There’s even some history & lore for extra flavoring. Every game in the series is covered in exhaustive detail including Ultima I-IX, Akalabeth, Mt Drash, Runes of Virtue I & II, Savage Empire, Martian Dreams, and Underworld I & II as well as the many Collections & Compilations. Also included are bonus chapters for Ultima X, Ultima Online & Ultima Media.Source: Ultima - The Ultimate Collector's Guide, Book Description, Amazon Web Page
|Ultima - The Ultimate Collector's Guide 2012, Front Cover
|Ultima - The Ultimate Collector's Guide 2012, Back Cover
If you want to buy one copy of this Compendium, you can easily get one from Amazon.
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