Summary: You will need a computer from NASA to run this game without lag and maybe it will work. I have one quad core with 8 GB ram, video board Geforce 9600 GSO and there is no way to run this game with no lag. Maybe if I try some cluster solution.
Summary: I bought this with the hopes of a fun, addictive and diverse roleplaying game. Unfortunatly that didn't exactly turn out to be the case. The only way I see fit to best describe this game is by listing the pros and cons. PROS: 1. AMAZING graphics, makes you really feel like your in an actual world.
astonding graphics, now they need to design the game.
Dixon Whitley, Amazon
5 February 2001
Summary: Since I have a fairly new 733 pentium III, I had no problems getting a good frame speed. Even playing at full speed the graphics are wonderfull. The landscapes in this game reminded me of the German alps. No game I have ever seen comes even close to matching the visual quality of this game.
Summary: I have never played Ultima before, so this was my first impression of the series. The installation went fine. Having to re-install the game after EA sent me an updated, non-crashing version of the game was a bother. The graphics were choppy, but I could deal with that since they looked so beautiful.
Summary: Well, I thought this would be a cool game, and it was - as far as graphics are concerned. But the bugs in the game (not to mention the lack of tech support) quickly set me straight. 1.)GAMEPLAY - The ability to go from 3rd person to 1st person is a great idea.
Summary: I was looking forward to U9 for quite some time and when i finally got my hands on it i uninstalled it the same night i installed it. For one this game is the biggest resource hog i have ever seen, its about 700MB for minimum install and about 1.2GB maximum.
Summary: I've been a big fan of the Ultima Series ever since Ultima III on my C64. Pre-release publicity for U9 sounded great, so I was eager to get my copy. Unfortunately, there are many technical barriers, and a few gameplay barriers, that stopped me from playing this for very long.
neither longtime fans nor action gamers will care for this
J. Saenz "JMS", Amazon
1 February 2000
Summary: I've been playing Ultima games for several years. Played u7(both), u6, u4, uw1,uw2, and the dismal U8:Pagan and UO. This is not a bad game, but it is a bad Ultima IMO. It's clear that Lord British went the way of u8 and forgot about the promises made in fans.txt in the u8 patch.
Summary: I'm withholding the other three stars until the game is fixed. This game is a very worthy attempt at reinventing the RPG genre. Too much so... and due to a rushed release date the game is a woefull disappointment to Ultima fans.
Summary: First, let me introduce our computer: Pentium II 400 128MB RAM Matrox Millennium G200 AGP Creative AWE64 Gold Running Win98 w/ latest drivers & versions of Direct-X We've had this machine for awhile and have never had any problem running anything until we tried to run Ultima: Ascension.