Other than the fights, Ultima IV isn't bad.
The quest was unique, and the end quest - go find and read a book of wisdom - so you can be an example to all people to aspire to being better people - is also so.
It's pretty enough.
But I'm not going to finish it just yet.
What's halted me at the moment is the next thing to do is the final dungeon - the Abyss. I'm fully equipped, I have a map (to be fair, the game comes with complete dungeon maps), I'm loaded up with spells, etc. . . . but you can't save in the dungeon, and everything resets when you leave. Based on how long it took to do most of level 1, I'm looking at a good 4-5 hours in a game I can't pause or save. It's a good rainy day project for when I don't have other responsibilities upcoming. If I could break it up into hour-long chunks I'd be fine.
It'll be nice to finally check Ultima IV off the "to do" list.
There is a dungeon underneath that red field in the middle of all of that lava.
So I need to walk across it, then use the Bell, Book, and Candle to open the pathway, to climb down to:
It's just that annoying bit - "Quit & Save" - "Not here!"
Yeah, sorry I just need to have a life outside of gaming sometimes. Sigh.