I recently signed up to attend the Unity3d conference next month. Part of the draw was to see Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima series and other classic computer games. My first vivid memories of the Ultima series come as a wee lad and seeing this in the software store:
I was fascinated by the three shadowy figures, the wounded warrior and the lone figure standing to face the onslaught. I did play Ultima 2, 3 and 4 but Ultima 5 was the first game that really got my imagination going and made me realize that I wanted to create games too.