History VideoGame / Heretic

28th Sep '17 10:52:34 AM Dravencour
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* DyingCurse: D'Sparil utters one upon his death at the end of the original ''Heretic''. It turns out to be the reason for the following two episodes in ''Shadow of the Serpent Riders,'' and its full effect is seen at the beginning of Heretic II''.
* EnemySummoner: D'Sparil spawns his disciples.

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* DyingCurse: D'Sparil utters one upon his death at the end of the original ''Heretic''. It turns out to be the reason for the following two episodes in ''Shadow of the Serpent Riders,'' and its full effect is seen at the beginning of Heretic ''Heretic II''.
* EnemySummoner: D'Sparil spawns his disciples.disciples while he's fighting you.
10th Sep '17 1:33:15 PM Dravencour
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* PowerupLetdown: Like ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the Shadowsphere causes enemies to fire shots wildly. While useful if you stand still, it actually makes projectiles harder to dodge, especially in large groups. One advantage it does have is that certain physical attacks (Like the undead warrior's axes) will pass right through you.

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* PowerupLetdown: Like the Blur sphere in ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the Shadowsphere causes enemies to fire shots wildly. While useful if you stand still, it actually makes projectiles harder to dodge, especially in large groups. One advantage it does have is that certain physical attacks (Like the undead warrior's axes) will pass right through you.
10th Sep '17 1:27:04 PM Dravencour
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[[http://store.steampowered.com/app/2390/ Available on Steam for use with DOSBox.]]

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[[http://store.steampowered.com/app/2390/ Available on Steam for use with DOSBox.]]
DOSBox]], or with any of the various Doom engine source ports on the net.
22nd Jun '17 2:03:04 PM ixfd64
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** The ''[[{{ComicBook/Shazam}} shazam]]" cheat code toggles the Tome of Power, which temporarily makes weapons more powerful.
** The "[[{{Franchise/Rambo}} rambo]]" cheat gives the player all weapons, ammo and armor.
** The "engage" level-warp cheat code may be a reference to ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** The "ponce" cheat, which fully restores the player's health, may be a reference to Juan Ponce de León, who sought the FountainOfYouth.
22nd Jun '17 12:56:09 PM ixfd64
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* ShoutOut: The second difficulty level is a reference to Toys-R-Us.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut
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The second difficulty level is a reference to Toys-R-Us.Toys-R-Us.
** The no-clipping cheat "kitty" is probably a reference to the ComicBook/XMen character Kitty Pryde, who can phase through matter.
19th Apr '17 8:50:54 AM Dravencour
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* MeaningfulName: The Greek name for the common raven is ''corvus corax''.

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* MeaningfulName: The Greek name for the common raven is ''corvus corax''. The protagonist of Heretic goes by the name of Corvus, while the BigBad of ''Hexen II'', the leader of the Serpent Riders, goes by Korax.



* OneManArmy: Corvus marches through hordes of D'Sparil's minions, through hell and back to get at D'Sparil, and then through the rest of D'sparil's army trying to find his way home.

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* OneManArmy: Corvus marches through hordes of D'Sparil's minions, through hell and back to get at D'Sparil, and then through the rest of D'sparil's D'Sparil's army trying to find his way home.



* {{Shareware}}: Much like doom, the first episode was shareware.

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* {{Shareware}}: Much like doom, Doom, the first episode was shareware.



* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: Now why would they give you all the items and weapons, along with a full load of big Phoenix Rod orbs, at the start of [=E5M8=]? You'll need them all against the '''''[[OhCrap EIGHT]]''''' ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Maulotaurs]]'' that are ready to kick your ass.

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* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: Now why would they give you all the items and weapons, along with a full load of big Phoenix Rod orbs, at the start of [=E5M8=]? You'll need them all against the '''''[[OhCrap EIGHT]]''''' eight]]''''' ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Maulotaurs]]'' that are ready to kick your ass.
11th Apr '17 1:41:10 PM Malady
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17th Mar '17 5:39:23 PM REV6Pilot
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** The powered-up [[EmergencyWeapon staff]], in Heretic 1, gains a lightning aura at the tip, and works similar to Doom's berserk punch. However, the range is still pitiful, the weapon still can not affect ghosts, and the attack is less than half as strong as Doom's berserk punch (it will kill a basic golem in one hit if you're lucky). Unlike Doom's berserk, there is also an opportunity cost as you're using this weapon instead of a more powerful short-range option with your Tome of Power such as the crossbow (plenty of ammo available in the five episodes), or the longer-range Gauntlets of the Necromancer (which also heals you while zapping foes). It is decent against Sabre Claws since it pushes them away so they can't melee you, but you'll likely have a more practical weapon out and may as well use that.
* BagOfHolding: The namesake appears as an item which allows you to [[AmmunitionBackpack hold extra ammo. And gives a little bit of ammo for (almost) every weapon.]]

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** The powered-up [[EmergencyWeapon staff]], in Heretic 1, gains a lightning aura at the tip, and works similar to Doom's berserk punch. However, the range is still pitiful, the weapon still can not affect ghosts, and the attack is less than half as strong as Doom's berserk punch (it will kill a basic golem in one hit if you're lucky). Unlike Doom's berserk, there is also an opportunity cost as you're using this weapon instead of a more powerful short-range option with your Tome of Power such as the crossbow (plenty of ammo available in the five episodes), or the longer-range Gauntlets of the Necromancer (which also heals you while zapping foes). It is decent against Sabre Claws Sabreclaws since it pushes them away so they can't melee you, but you'll likely have a more practical weapon out and may as well use that.
that, [[DroughtLevelOfDoom unless you're desperately out of ammo]].
* BagOfHolding: The namesake appears as an item which allows you to [[AmmunitionBackpack hold extra ammo. And ammo, and gives a little bit of ammo for (almost) every weapon.]]weapon]].
10th Mar '17 3:06:59 PM MrBadAxe
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* BagOfSpilling: Aside from the "lose all your weapons between episodes" shtick that was pretty common back in the day, ''Heretic'' also let you only carry one of each inventory item to the next level, except for the Wings of Wrath which you just plain lost. On the other hand, this means you're encouraged to use your items as you get them, thereby averting TooAwesomeToUse.

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* BagOfSpilling: Aside from the "lose all your weapons between episodes" shtick that was pretty common back in the day, ''Heretic'' also let you only carry one of each inventory item to the next level, except for the Wings of Wrath which you just plain lost.lost (to avoid SequenceBreaking). On the other hand, this means you're encouraged to use your items as you get them, thereby averting TooAwesomeToUse.
4th Jan '17 10:54:00 AM Trueman001
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* CallBack: To one of the earliest iD Software games, a 2D top-down maze called ''Catacomb''. Level 12 of ''Catacomb'' was called "Tomb of Desparil".
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