Tag: fps

Review: Hexen II

The next stop on the nostalgia train brings us to another game designed using the Quake engine and the third installment in the Heretic/Hexen series; Hexen II. As I mentioned, Hexen II was designed using a refined build of the GL Quake engine. Aside from out-of-the-box acceleration, we also a few new features such as semi-transparent water, interactive and destructible...

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Review: Quake

***NOTE: Many of the technical parts of this review have since been made obsolete with the release of the Quake 25th Anniversary Update.***  A review of Quake. Where does one even begin? Quake is such an iconic title, no review I could ever give will truly do it justice. So I’m going to focus mainly on my feelings for the...

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Review: Hexen – Beyond Heretic

Rounding out my review of the original Doom-Engine games, we are brought to another FPS classic, Hexen. Hexen serves as a semi-sequel to Heretic. In this game, you play one of three heroes on their quest to defeat the second Serpent Rider, Kronos. Hexen is similar to Heretic in many ways, but it is also just as unique. Again, the...

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Review: Heretic – Shadow of the Serpent Riders

Following the massive success of Doom, Id Software licensed the game engine to other developers. One of these was Raven Software. They took the base Doom code and modified it to create a fantasy-style Doom clone known as Heretic. This game is very similar to Doom in terms of graphics and play-style. The most notable changes to the game engine include the ability...

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Review: Doom & Doom II

One thing you should never attempt is a week-long legacy Doom marathon. Between add-ons and level packs, there’s simply too much officially released material. I’ve done just that and my mind feels like mush. For those that might not know, Doom is one of the most successful PC games ever made. It also happens to be my next PC playthrough...

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Review: Wolfenstein 3D & Spear of Destiny

When people think about PC gaming, they often think about LED-laden water-cooled rigs running the latest version of Windows. Well, my first “PC gaming” experience actually occurred on a dusty old Macintosh at a friend’s house. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, that is where I was introduced to Wizardry. But it wasn’t long after my brush with the Mac that...

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