Both published and developed by Silmarils, Ishar 3 is an action role playing game crossbreed that was released for play on the personal computer in the middle nineties. It was made for play on the Amiga, but was ported to the personal computer running the DOS operating system, but can also be run in Windows, which is a great bonus for people with more modern machines. It is a real time game that plays from the first person perspective and features a very fun and always playable medieval or fantasy theme.
This is the third in the Ishar franchise, and it picks up the story where its predecessor left off.
Sith is the last of the Great Black Dragons, and you will be charged with the daunting task of traveling through the Portal of Time to try to find him in his lair and defend the Citadel and the rest of the magic lands from evil. Along the way, there will be numerous battles and enemies, but you will also gain many friends and allies to help you with your quest.
The game plays very similar to DOOM! at least in the view. The user can navigate through the realm by clicking ahead of his forward view in the direction he wants his
character(s) to travel. The area over which the user can travel is enormous, particularly the forest. There are a great many creatures wandering around this forest that mean to do the gamer harm. There are tons and tons of weapons and items to find or purchase and use, and one of the coolest things about Ishar is that everything the characters use are interesting to look at and appear to be uniquely crafted. Speaking of unique, each of the characters that you will encounter that are willing to serve as allies are also unique in appearance and even come with their own side quests, just to boost the depth and interest level of the game. If that is not enough, users can import previous characters from the other two Ishar games.
The game plays like most other role playing games with experience being awarded and of course characters reaping the benefits of the spoils of war. The main difference is the fact that Ishar 3 is really hard. The enemies are very powerful and the allied characters in the game do not start off with a lot of assets. Moreover, the gaming world is so enormous that it seems like there is an overwhelming amount to do and explore. These challenges will certainly extend the play of the game for most users and keep it interesting, to boot!