is the sequel to Heretic
. While the Heretic was destroying D'Sparil, the other two Serpent Riders have come to your dimension and slaughtered everyone. Or so they thought. Three humans have managed to escape with their lives and now seek vengeance against the Serpent Rider Korax who remains in their world.
is a fantasy game based on an enhanced DOOM engine
. All of Heretic
's innovations like vertical looking, flying, and the inventory system have been carried over. The new major changes this time around are three characters for the player to choose from and the level hub system. The characters are the Fighter, the Cleric, and the Mage. Each one has four unique weapons and different levels of speed and armor.
The hub system steps away from the traditional "single levels stringed along into episodes" system which had been carried over into the FPS genre from sidescrollers and made popular by Wolfenstein 3D
. In Hexen
's hub system each episode is still made up of interconnected levels, but most of the levels are connected to a single "hub" level through portals. There are also portals between some of the "spoke" levels. Many of the puzzles in Hexen
require travel back and forth between different levels.
Other innovations in Hexen
included weather effects, jumping, earth-quakes, and destructible objects such as trees and vases.
- "Hexen 95" -- Windows re-release title
- "Hexen" -- Console title
- "Heretic 2" -- Working title
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The final boss of Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
, Mordekai The Summoner, carries a staff very similar to the Bloodscourge, the last weapon of the Mage class in Hexen: Beyond Heretic
. It should also be noted that the enemy as a whole looks very similar to D'Sparil, the final boss of Heretic