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PC Gamer looks back at Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
Editorial - posted by Zed on Mon 19 November 2012, 14:38:36Tags: Blue Sky Production; Looking Glass Studios; Ultima Underworld
PC Gamer has published a retrospective article on Blue Sky Productions' (later Looking Glass Studios) Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss.
‘Uus Por’ was a spell I’d discovered: in Underworld, you cast spells by collecting individual rune stones you find in the dungeon, then arranging them on your rune rack. Some of these spells you can find written down, others have to be discovered through experimentation.
Each of the eight levels of Underworld is artfully designed. As you descend deeper, you’re introduced to more and more factions. There are the goblins, of mutually hostile green and grey varieties; the lizardmen, with their seemingly impenetrable language; an order of knights described by the strategy guide as ‘depressingly virtuous’; and the usual ogres, trolls, ghouls, mages, bats and more.
This is part of their Reinstall series of articles. Hopefully they'll cover more CRPGs in the future.