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Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom

Following the defeat of Krogh and the banishment of the powers of chaos, Ishar became a cultural and intellectual centre in Kendoria. Over time people came to the island and settled there. A city named Zach’s Island developed and flourished. Shandar, a monk of chaos, entered the city along with settlers from the northern lands.

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Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom was published in 1993 on Amiga, Atari ST and DOS. Play Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom online!

Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom game description

Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom is the sequel to Ishar: Legend of the Fortress.

In Ishar 2, the player starts with the character of Zubaran, who is the new lord of Ishar. He receives a vision that tells him to defeat the sorcerer Shandar. It is also possible to import a party of characters from the first Ishar. The game now takes place on an archipelago, each island bearing the name of one of Jarel’s companions. Each island also features a different type of landscape: Irvan’s island is covered with swamps, Akeer’s and Otbar’s are underground complexes, Zach’s island is covered by a city, Jon’s is mountainous, and Thorm’s has treetop gangways in a forest.

The gameplay system is similar to that of the predecessor and includes exploration of 3D outdoor areas, towns, and dungeons, party management and real-time combat. In the sequel the player can import saved characters from Ishar, or recruit characters to join Zubaran on the quest. The game world includes dungeons, tree-cities, mountain paths with real graded height effect.

Unlike the first game, there is a day and night cycle in Messengers of Doom. Shops are closed during the day, and medieval nightclubs are open only at night. The game world is considerably larger than in the previous game. Other new features include the ability to use pet animals as allies in battles, and create magic potions.

This game has a combat system that’s more ergonomic than in the first Ishar, and a day-night cycle in which shops are closed at night and the nightclub is closed by day. It also adds a bank. Saving the game does not remove gold from the player any more.

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