Ultima IX: AscensionRegular Edition

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Ultima IX: Ascension was a game changer for me when it was released in 1999. It was released in two editions; regular boxed edition, and the collector's boxed edition aka Dragon Edition. I had to get the collector's boxed edition as it had unique items in there.

3D version of the Ultima world was the best thing out there at the time. A little bit slow for the computing power at that time, nonetheless this version was as fun as the 2D Ultima games before.

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The Regular Edition was the edition I bought years later to add it to my collection to be displayed next to my Ultima IX: Ascension Dragon Edition box I already had. Items included in the Regular Edition:
  • Paper Map, not cloth.
  • Install Guide
  • Lithograph of the Avatar
  • Full Game CD
  • Simple paper Play and Spellbook books
Ultima IX Journal - What I loved is the layout really got you into the game with the "traditional Ultima" style of Olde English text and pictures.
Ultima IX Journal
Same with the Spell book. It was a joy to open this when looking for spells. These extra physical books really got me more immersed into the storyline.
Ultima IX Spellbook
What the Regular Edition had that was unique only to this edition was the first few pages under the front box cover had great information to the game.

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