(Jewel Case) (HEXENPJ)
Raven Software/id Software
Suitable for all audiences
3 stars from Home PC
B from PC Games
Beyond Evil. Beyond Hope. Beyond Heretic. Beyond any 3-D Game Ever Created.
While you were battling the evil forces of D'Sparil, the other Serpent
Riders were busy sowing the seeds of destruction in other dimensions. One such
dimension is the decaying world where Hexen takes place. A world littered with
the mangled corpses of nonbelievers and inhabited by the undead followers that
executed them. Only three humans - a warrior, a mage and a cleric - have
escaped the leaders' vicious spell. Now these three brave souls have sworn to
crush the evil regime that threatens to destroy the world forever. Separated
upon entering the mystical portal, the three are forced to attempt on their own
what they had hoped to do together: find Korax's stronghold, destroy him and
restore order in the physical world.
Become one of 3 heroes. Wield superhuman powers and lethal weapons.
Walk. Run. Fly. Look all around. Inflict serious pain.
Pillage your way through earthquakes, crumbling bridges and fog.
Track down powerful artifacts and cast wicked spells.
Four sick individuals can wreak havoc via network, two by modem.
Requirements: Double speed CD-ROM Drive or better, 486 DX 33 or higher,
MS-DOS 5.0 or higher, 25 MB of available Hard Disk Space, 8 MB RAM, VGA
graphics, Supports joystick and mouse, Supports SoundBlaster and 100%
compatible sound cards.
Home PC, February 1996
"If you liked Doom, Doom II and Heretic, there's no question you'll want to
score a copy of Hexen, the final chapter in the Doom dynasty. The worthy sequel
packs all the bloody bravado of the original Doom, then adds some enticing new
challenges to the mix."
"Hexen is more complex than the other games in the series, offering three
classes of characters and multilevel puzzles; for the first time, you'll have
to use your head almost as much as your heavy artillery, and to win, you'll
have to travel back and forth among the levels."
"Hexen's three heroes - cleric, warrior and mage - approach combat
differently. The warrior uses his spiked gauntlets to crush the monsters in his
path, while the mage uses his sapphire wand, and the cleric relies on a 'mace
or contrition'. "
"Hexen makes greater use of special effects than Heretic did - from
smashable stained-glass windows to lightning, fog and earthquakes - yet the
basic look of the game remains the same."
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