Carl Williams writes, "How many role playing games have you played that required you to overcome some massively evil entity that is bent on destroying the world? Too many, right? Well, back in the early days of computer gaming there was a game called Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar. It was, obviously, the fourth title in the Ultima series but it was, probably, the first role playing game to not require you to overcome some great evil entity. No, in Ultima IV you are tasked with overcoming your own being, overcoming your own shortcomings and ascending to Avatar. The Avatar is THE example of good that others in the world would model their lives after- a guiding example of what is right."