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  1. Andrew says:

    30 million dollars? Sheesh.

  2. Derrick says:

    Whatever, he's still the number 2 douchebag in all of gaming. NICE TRY DICK, BUT YOU NEED TO WORK HARDER TO BEAT OUT DEREK SMART.

  3. Patrick says:

    You're young Derrick, so I'll forgive you. Richard Garriott is the god of all games. I don't give a damn what Blizzard and id and all of their progeny have done since Origin Systems was the best company making pc games. Origin's output was so great, for its time and to be honest (I'm waiting for the expanded version of the Witcher to test the theory) so much greater than anything being released today that I forgive Garriott for selling his company to EA.

    Ultima V would be my favorite game, above even Alpha Centauri, were it not for Ultima IV.

  4. tgb says:

    Back in the Prehistory of our hobby, when people wore many hats and ethics were not so clear, and things were a lot more incestuous, I was not only the advertising director for Antic Magazine (look it up), I also wrote the occasional game review.

    At any rate, I had many conversations with not only Richard Garriot, but also his brother, Robert (they were, at that time, getting out of self-publishing, and promoting Ultima III, which Sierra had picked up), and I found them both charming, witty, intelligent, and completely devoted to making the best RPG's possible for the Atari 800.

    So there.

  5. Derrick says:

    THE God? Admittingly, while all you old farts were playing Ultima V, I was rocking Number Munchers on my Apple II. When I wasn't harassing my mom for a NES. But putting him at the head of the pantheon is a bit of a stretch, esspecially considering that he can't make a game worth crap nowadecades. I don't have a candidate for THE God of all Gaming. Maybe Brian Reynolds if you pushed me. Or Ken Levine.

    Besides, I don't dispute that Mr. Garriott is a God o' Gaming, I'm just saying he's a douche. He's both a pioneer in gaming's potential and an insufferable douche (probably because of the former).