Playing Favorites: Bethesda's Todd Howard

IndustryGamers has another "playing favorites" feature on offer, this time profiling Todd Howard's ten favorite video games of all time. The only RPG listed is Ultima VII - go figure:
Depending on the year, I flip this choice around between 3 games: Ultima 4, Ultima 6, or Ultima 7. No other gaming series has, over such a long period of time, given me such joy. I get lost in the world of an Ultima; it's a real place to me. The people were real, their problems real, and travelling a new world, ripe with its own history, all real to me. Nothing else has inspired what I do as much as Richard Garriott's creation. If gaming is the ultimate escape, then Ultima is its best game.