Any game with Larry Elmore's art on its cover is a good game.
The interface. The change of interface from the traditional SSI gold box series was welcomed warmly. Don't get me wrong, I love the traditional gold box style of games but this was great because the battles now were in the same screen as the adventuring windows. It didn't feel like you left the game to go battle and then came back. It kept you right in there and the graphics greatly improved from the other series. It was just a fun game that was new at the time. Fairly large, I never did finish it but got very close.
Some of the dungeons were pretty "blah". Monotonous and felt like you were just wandering aimlessly. I think that was their point in a way. It felt like the two guys in the back of your party were worthless unless they were spell casters.
The Bottom Line
Good. A good 7.5 out of 10. If you ever should have the chance to play it, check it out.