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Horrible... simply horrible.
Hexen 1 was an okay game, but Hexen 2 is somewhere between mediocre and downright bad. Remember Quake's axe and how it's hitbox was well-defined and very similar to the model? The hitboxes of the melee weapons in this are horrible and it's literally IMPOSSIBLE to judge if a strike will hit or not based on the weapons model, instead, one must figure out exactly where the hitbox is, and make sure enemies are in that small area. Another major problem is the fact that the classes are completely unbalanced. The necromancer is essentially unplayable, while the crusader is extremely overpowered. In Hexen 1, the mage had a long-ranged and weak starting weapon, while the warrior had a short-ranged and strong starting weapon, while in Hexen 2, the crusader starts with a short-ranged and strong weapon with a relatively large (though still unrelated to the model) hitbox while all the other classes start with short-ranged and weak weapons with relatively small hitboxes. In conclusion: it's a poorly designed game made by incompetent pillocks and is inferior to an already "just okay" game and the very game it succeeds. Also, if you are ever unfortunate enough to play this train-wreck, play as the crusader.
Better than Quake
Hexen II was the first fully 3D game in the franchise, and finalized with Heretic II. If you have played Hexen and enjoyed revisiting hubs and levels to find keys or switches all the while sending minions to their doom... then you'll like Hexen II. As with the Doom engine, Ravensoft upgraded the Quake engine with more features and capabilities. Kudos to Ravensoft for always improving someone else's work.Oh and... its pretty fun. Plays alot like the original Hexen. You will need to run it in Dosbox but there are a few OpenGL mods for quake and may run Hexen II with higher resolutions and some anti-alias features.
Are you gonna finish with no cheats?
What can i say....the game it's pretty good, graphics well made(considering the year).the story line it's almost like Heretic
(1)but. the game it's long and i can bet that you will not finish the game without cheating,so i think you will like ths game.