I think some of you are confusing Darklands with Realms of Arkania...
Darklands was set in medieval Germany and published by Microprose in the early 90’s; It was extremely detailed and historically accurate, but it had horrid graphics (even for its time) that consisted of nothing more than stick figures and tiny blocky buildings on a flat isometric plane.
The Realms of Arkania trilogy (Blade of Destiny, Star Trail, & Shadows over Riva) were German games published by Sir-Tech in the 90’s. They had a first-person view similar to Bards Tale or Wizardry, but the strategic battles took place on a chess board (or an isometric grid); Each character had a limited number of points that you could use to move, attack, cast, or perform other actions. I also remember it had adventure style puzzles (combine this with that and use it to activate some device) and was the first CRPG that allowed you to split your party and swap between them.
This comment was edited on Aug 5, 22:12.