"PC download service Good Old Games has been on a bit of an Ultima binge recently. Not only did it put out a bundle of the first three Ultima games, but now it's gone and released Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar for free! Yes, for free!" -Distructiod
While i really hate to say this, it might not be the best way to get 'inot" ultima, free is free. The older Ultimas are quite lacking (by todays standards) in graphics they do include alot of gameplay. Ultima 4 is probleby the easiest on the eyes of the first ones.. but alos introduced the "be good" avatar thing so can be quite a strange concept when compared to old games.
Free! checkit out if you are wondering what all the Ultima hype was back many a year ago.