Heretic II (Macintosh)

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Description

The medieval land of Parthoris is swept by a mysterious plague. Its infected inhabitants descend into madness. Corvus, the protagonist of the first Heretic, finds a way to escape from his home town, but is still contaminated by the plague. Since he possesses one of the ancient Tomes of Power, he is not immediately affected by the plague; but sooner or later, he will have to succumb to it. Before that happens, Corvus must find who or what was causing the plague in the first place...

Heretic II is a third-person fantasy shooter game with the camera chasing behind the character. The perspective is pretty much the only thing that breaks with the tradition of the series. The core gameplay still consists mainly of exploring the large fantasy-themed levels, using medieval weapons (mainly long-ranged) and spells to deal with the plethora of enemies. Despite the third-person view, jumping and environmental puzzles are used as moderately as it is usual in first-person shooters.

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Critic Reviews

Inside Mac Games (IMG) Nov 22, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Mac Gamer 2002 80 out of 100 80
Macworld Oct 01, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
AppleLinks.Com Jan 17, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

German version

All blood effects and cut off limbs were removed in the German version. Also disarmed enemies no longer flee.

Related Web Sites

  • Heretic II (official website)
  • Loonygames (While this entire site is not devoted to Heretic 2, this is a direct link to a fascinating article about current programming/design methods. On this page, the author discusses the use of something called "map markers" within the game's design to allow the bad guys to navigate their world. Good article, give it a read!)
  • Planet Heretic (The premier site for Heretic II news, information, and hosting. )
Terok Nor (26190) added Heretic II (Macintosh) on Apr 18, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (191640) and DarkTalon (162)