Just to compare I restart the game from scratch without importing my last save from Ishar 2. This time around you really create your own characters by selecting race, class and distribute 62 points to attributes. This is a major improvment and let´s you optimise your party. However, I still choosed to go with my old group for this quick revisit.
You start in a very large city. Probably twice as large as the city in Ishar 2 and the city graphics is much improved and more detailed. In front of you stands a man. My party approach and he give us the first task. Too see an astronomer and ask him about the great conjunction. Where that astronomer is to be found he doesn´t say. Neither who he is or why I should do it.
|The town graphics looks really nice|
|I don´t know who he is but he gives us our first task|
It doesn´t take long before I meet the first thugs and have to fight them to get by. The graphics are identical for the thugs used in the Ishar 2 city. I noticed one important thing during the combat which was pretty hard since we lacked any weapons. My mages have all spells available to them for their 20+ level but after using the spells for the first time they are suddenly removed like if the game designers thought that would make us too powerful and I begun back at the spells the characters originally brought with them.
|NPC portraits are much improved|
|The map is improved but you can still not make notes|