From Ishar fame, Arborea arose!
Although this game came after the Ishar saga, in terms of content it is more of a prequel. That is why, Crystal of Arborea is a game that is both very classic in the way it develops and envelops you, a classic fantasy land RPG played with a relatively big party, and offering you the kind of epic journey that requires you to locate crystals and in the process, once again, save the world! It is a pretty hard game, combat wise, but it's worth it, given that you will get to experience a world that is well put together, pretty dynamic for its time, and a really big and diverse map. Yap, your main antagonist is Margoth, so, if you have a love for that Tolkienesque manner in which these games were produced, with those kinds of names and those kind of oldschool values, Crystal of Arborea will definitely deliver. Another alternative, except Ishar, would be Eye of the Beholder one of the best RPGs of the era and sharing a similar style to this one, which, in comparison is not half way bad, though not the most original either.