Tabula Rasa - updated impressions

Richard Garriott knows a thing or two about fantasy-based role-playing games and put his name on the map with his seminal Ultima series. With a non-compete agreement with EA and work on City of Heroes and City of Villains behind him, Garriott has set his scopes on space with Tabula Rasa - his latest shot at the online role-playing scene.

Set in a futuristic world on the edge of annihilation, Tabula Rasa will throw you into the fray as a recruit in the human resistance against a xenophobic alien race, the Bane. The Bane sound like your typical alien invasion force. You know - the kind that spends the night, sucks your planet’s resources dry, and then doesn’t even bother calling you back afterwards.