Heretic II, yet another Quake
II incarnation definitely feels like it's own new game. The
game picks up where Hexen II left off. Even though the last
serpent rider was killed, A plague has been unleashed upon the
land. Not to go into too much detail, the game takes you through
most of Corvas's home world in search for a cure for the plague
(as usual). The game is played it in a 3ard person perspective,
which gives it a refreshing new feel to the shooter genre. There
are many power-ups and magical weapons. There are also an equal
number of defensive potions that can be very useful in the game.
On the graphic side of the game,
the visuals are very nicely done but still kindof brownish like
in quake2. Although, the new weapon effects are very colorful.
The artcitecture of the game's levels are incredible. Through
all the cave's dungeons castles and swamps all the levels are
consistently well done. The game also ships with the level making
tools the designers used.
This is probably one of the most
fun multiplier games since quake2 or starcraft. The game ships
with the lite version of game spy (only works with Heretic II)
which makes it very easy to get into a game, unlike quake 2.
The multiplier games have generally lower lag then most other.
There are also many power-ups that are very useful in multiplier.
For example, the is a shrine where you can get a reflective
power-up. This power-up (when standing still) makes you totally
blend in with your surroundings. Over all I really enjoyed this
game and would recommend it to anybody who are even remotely
interested in shooters.
by Ryan Wissman
- 9.0 Gameplay - 8.7 Overall