iOS port Hope: Ultima 7 – the greatest RPG ever
Just wanted to draw attention to my latest RPG rant, titled as above. For those of you who know, Ultima 7 is perhaps the icon among modern RPG's, at least as far as role playing, NPC interaction, world interaction, exploration, and a few other things are concerned.
It has been released for PSP officially by EA, but otherwise, has laid dormant since its original publish date in 1992. I am quite certain that it would work great on the iDevice, especially the iPad, but it would need overhauled interface and graphics.
Currently, those lucky enough to have bought the CD version sold by EA, can play it on computers and other hacked devices, but it still stands aloof from the iDevice. EA would need to support Exult's development team, or completely re-adapt the engine to work with touch controls.
Since this game is one of if not the most-loved computer RPG of all time (I know, you console people think that Final Fantasy is an RPG, but it just isn't - there isn't even a hint of role playing in the game), an improper adaption would be perilous. EA, pull up your socks and get this out. I'd buy it in a heartbeat. If you can support Exult's efforts and bring updated controls and smooth scaling graphics, keyrings, etc., you'd really buff up your image (especially since Richard Garriot, Ultima's creator had it in for you when creating Ultima 7).