History YMMV / Hexen

28th May '16 4:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* PortingDisaster: The PlayStation version. Naturally, you get the port of the same quality as ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' for the SuperNintendo, but with floor/ceiling textures present and made for a console where such quality won't work anymore. Obvious screws include: one-sided enemy/character sprites, choppy framerate along with low resolution, several interior replacements and programming oversights, and, for a dessert, the soundtrack has been butchered in order to fit all those CD-DA tracks into the remaining part of the disc when they could've easily used XA tracks. To make the port even more frustrating, one save eats the ''entire'' memory card, compared to ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukem Total Meltdown]]'' which used, in the worst cases, seven blocks of it! Although, in its defense, it has pretty good [=FMVs=] for a game like this and more comfortable controls than the [[InterfaceScrew N64 version did.]] The loading times (from the CD, that means) are not large either.

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* PortingDisaster: The PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation version. Naturally, you get the port of the same quality as ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' for the SuperNintendo, but with floor/ceiling textures present and made for a console where such quality won't work anymore. Obvious screws include: one-sided enemy/character sprites, choppy framerate along with low resolution, several interior replacements and programming oversights, and, for a dessert, the soundtrack has been butchered in order to fit all those CD-DA tracks into the remaining part of the disc when they could've easily used XA tracks. To make the port even more frustrating, one save eats the ''entire'' memory card, compared to ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukem Total Meltdown]]'' which used, in the worst cases, seven blocks of it! Although, in its defense, it has pretty good [=FMVs=] for a game like this and more comfortable controls than the [[InterfaceScrew N64 version did.]] The loading times (from the CD, that means) are not large either.
21st Mar '16 10:13:55 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** The inventory system itself is one. Unlike in Heretic, you can hoard all items for the entire game, except for Wings of Wrath. If you're stingy about using your "Icons of the Defender", then you'll find them game-breaking against the player-class bosses of the final hub as well as Korax himself. Hoarding "Kraters of Might" will provide a long stretch of constant fire with your {{BFG}} to go with your invulnerability hoard too.

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** The inventory system itself is one. Unlike in Heretic, you can hoard all items for the entire game, except for Wings of Wrath.Wrath, with a maximum of 25 items. If you're stingy about using your "Icons of the Defender", then you'll find them game-breaking against the player-class bosses of the final hub as well as Korax himself. Hoarding "Kraters of Might" will provide a long stretch of constant fire with your {{BFG}} to go with your invulnerability hoard too.
21st Mar '16 10:13:16 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** [[BigBad Korax]]; compared with the [[GodDamnedBoss Heresiarch]] (who has an annoying invulnerability spell), he is not that intimidating of a fight. [[DamageSpongeBoss Just shoot him until he dies]] after fighting a bunch of {{Mooks}} at the end of [[SequentialBoss phase one]]. The only catch is that he likes TeleportSpam, but this just drags out the fight a bit.

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** [[BigBad Korax]]; compared with the [[GodDamnedBoss Heresiarch]] (who has an annoying invulnerability spell), he is not that intimidating of a fight. [[DamageSpongeBoss Just shoot him until he dies]] after fighting a bunch of easy {{Mooks}} at the end of [[SequentialBoss phase one]]. The only catch is that he likes TeleportSpam, but this just drags out the fight a bit.slightly. If you've hoarded at least two [[GameBreaker Icons of the Defender]], then the fight absolutely takes little to no effort as Korax can't kill you, and when you finally catch up to him, you can spam your {{BFG}} on him. He will die in seconds on the second phase if you get lucky.


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** The inventory system itself is one. Unlike in Heretic, you can hoard all items for the entire game, except for Wings of Wrath. If you're stingy about using your "Icons of the Defender", then you'll find them game-breaking against the player-class bosses of the final hub as well as Korax himself. Hoarding "Kraters of Might" will provide a long stretch of constant fire with your {{BFG}} to go with your invulnerability hoard too.
21st Mar '16 11:03:06 AM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** The Cleric's [[{{BFG}} Wraith Verge]]: It is very easy to use and ammo tends to be plentiful enough to enable it's use quite often (it also helps that HarderThanHard increases ammo pickups by 50%). The three PlayerCharacter bosses in the Necropolis die like chumps to the angry ghosts. Spamming it on the [[DamageSpongeBoss final boss]] isn't as effective as usual, but still makes Korax a Joke, even more so if you've saved an [[TooAwesomeToUse Icon of the Defender or two for invulnerability.]]

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** The Cleric's [[{{BFG}} Wraith Verge]]: It is very easy to use and ammo tends to be plentiful enough to enable it's use it quite often (it also helps that HarderThanHard increases ammo pickups by 50%). The three PlayerCharacter bosses in the Necropolis die like chumps to the angry ghosts. Spamming it on the [[DamageSpongeBoss final boss]] isn't as effective as usual, but still makes Korax a Joke, even more so if you've saved an [[TooAwesomeToUse Icon of the Defender or two for invulnerability.]]



** Dragon Skin Bracers (H.B.H.) provide a boost to your armor, but you may have trouble finding the perfect time to use since getting hit is usually not a goal when playing the game. They are also quite rare too.
** Krater of Might refills all of your mana to the maximums of 200 each. They are more common than the above items, but can pile up due to how abundant mana is in the original game.

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** Dragon Skin Bracers (H.B.H.) provide a boost to your armor, but you may have trouble finding the perfect time to use them since getting hit is usually not a goal when playing the game. They are also quite rare too.
** Krater of Might refills all of your mana to the maximums maximum of 200 each. They are more common than the above items, but can pile up due to how abundant mana is in the original game.
20th Mar '16 10:53:30 PM Kytseo
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* Outside of the Wrathverge and the Firestorm, the Cleric's weapon set is considered to be lackluster compared to those of the other characters.

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* TierInducedScrappy: Outside of the Wrathverge and the Firestorm, the Cleric's weapon set is considered to be lackluster compared to those of the other characters.
20th Mar '16 10:52:18 PM Kytseo
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* Outside of the Wrathverge and the Firestorm, the Cleric's weapon set is considered to be lackluster compared to those of the other characters.
5th Mar '16 8:49:10 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Krater of Might refills all of your mana to the maximums of 200 each. They are more common than the above items, but can pile up due to how abundant mana in the original game.

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** Krater of Might refills all of your mana to the maximums of 200 each. They are more common than the above items, but can pile up due to how abundant mana is in the original game.
5th Mar '16 4:24:54 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** The Dark Servant [[SummonMagic summons a Maulotaur (A boss in Heretic)]] to fight for you, but there are ''only two'' in Can serve as a handy diversion fighting the Heresiarch, but not much else.

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** The Dark Servant [[SummonMagic summons a Maulotaur (A boss in Heretic)]] to fight for you, but there are ''only two'' in the original game. Can serve as a handy diversion fighting the Heresiarch, but not much else.
5th Mar '16 12:14:14 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* TooAwesomeToUse:
** {{Averted}} with the {{BFG}} weapons, '''Hexen: Beyond Heretic''' is littered with so much ammo that you can only run out of ammo if you squander the {{BFG}} shots on trivial single enemies. There is so much ammo in fact, that the ultimate weapons can be [[GameBreaker game breakers]], especially the Wraith Verge.
** PlayedStraight with some of the items in H.B.H. The [[InvincibilityPowerUp Icon of the Defender]] provides 30 seconds of invulnerability but is very rare, making it likely to save them all until the FinalBoss. This can pay off, making [[BigBad Korax]] a complete joke as he fruitlessly tries to kill you and you spam your {{BFG}} on him.
** The Dark Servant [[SummonMagic summons a Maulotaur (A boss in Heretic)]] to fight for you, but there are ''only two'' in Can serve as a handy diversion fighting the Heresiarch, but not much else.
** Dragon Skin Bracers (H.B.H.) provide a boost to your armor, but you may have trouble finding the perfect time to use since getting hit is usually not a goal when playing the game. They are also quite rare too.
** Krater of Might refills all of your mana to the maximums of 200 each. They are more common than the above items, but can pile up due to how abundant mana in the original game.
5th Mar '16 9:36:42 AM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Quite possibly the Cleric's [[{{BFG}} Wraith Verge]]: It is very easy to use and ammo tends to be plentiful enough to enable it's use quite often (it also helps that HarderThanHard increases ammo pickups by 50%). Spamming it on the [[DamageSpongeBoss final boss]] will defeat him (and his army of {{Mooks}}) with relative ease if one knows the fight mechanics well. In multiplayer deathmatch, firing it upon another player forces them to either attempt to reflect the ghosts back with a "Disc of Repulsion" or retreat to avoid fatal damage.

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** Quite possibly the The Cleric's [[{{BFG}} Wraith Verge]]: It is very easy to use and ammo tends to be plentiful enough to enable it's use quite often (it also helps that HarderThanHard increases ammo pickups by 50%). The three PlayerCharacter bosses in the Necropolis die like chumps to the angry ghosts. Spamming it on the [[DamageSpongeBoss final boss]] will defeat him (and his army isn't as effective as usual, but still makes Korax a Joke, even more so if you've saved an [[TooAwesomeToUse Icon of {{Mooks}}) with relative ease if one knows the fight mechanics well. Defender or two for invulnerability.]]
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In multiplayer deathmatch, firing it upon another player forces them to either attempt to reflect the ghosts back with a "Disc of Repulsion" or retreat to avoid fatal damage.
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