Ultima VIII: Pagan (1994)
Ultima 8 is one of the most important games for both Chris and I (see Chris's earlier post Ultima VIII: The Lost Vale for more). I first came across it in 1997 when a friend gave me the game to borrow for the weekend. I quickly became hooked, sharing my updates with friends at school every week. U8 was around at the same time as Relentless, and though the graphics were less impressive, I was drawn much closer to the environment and atmosphere of U8. I never actually finished it as I got stuck without the right reagents and couldn't continue. My patience for games has never been that great and I couldn't be bothered trying again. It's funny considering the esteem in which I hold this game, so I suppose I should find some time and get it running on DOSBox. On a side note, I tracked down a boxed version of U8, complete with cloth map and pentagram coin. It's sitting in my cupboard next to a few other old gems, reminders of the brief period of game collecting I went through.