Play Now, My Lord : EA Digs up Ultima, Does Terrible things to Its Body

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Like Wing Commander, Ultima is a revered name in old-school PC gaming circles. It’s a pity then that Like Wing Commander (Which got its named plastered on the abysmal XBLA Wing Commander Academy) , EA has pissed all over it.

Lord of Ultima is currently in beta, and by all accounts it looks like a damned rip-off of Evony, itself a rip-off of Cilvilsation. Developed by Phenomic and played through your web browser, Lord of Ultima is a “game where you build your own unique city and play with thousands of other players.” So just like Evony, only without boobs as advertising – and so ridiculously far removed from the series’ RPG roots.

I have to question why this even exists – other than for EA to tap away at Evony and Kingory’s market share, of course.

Should you wish to partake in this sacrilege, head on over to the Beta sign in page.

Last Updated: January 27, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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