An expansion that made the vanilla version even sweeter
The Ultima series has seen a lot of abysmal games in its long history, a lot of nasty, ugly, hard to play messy games. A few however managed to overcome the Lord British curse and to shine with palatable stories, good graphics and great game mechanics. Among these is Ultima 7, especially once the Forge of Virtue expansion was added.I would argue that Forge of Virtue makes Ultima 7: The Black Gate into what it was. There were content additions that smoothed out a lot of pathways that were not explored. That is true both for dialogue, for the way certain quests develop and so on.But Forge of Virtue, along with getting rid of some bugs also adds a lot more content. The Forge of Virtue is a game add-on that will give you a novel and quite chunky new bit of game to enjoy. In classic Lord British fashion, you will have to begin the game from the start to experience the content, but, you won't regret it. There are changes that the add-on does right from the beginning. Ultima 7 along with the Forge of Virtue add-on turns into an even more interesting game, with better quests, a more powerful weapon that will help you get through battles faster and also an innovative series of mini-games/tests. But you need to play to find out more about these!