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  • Summary: The Heretic chapter comes to its evil conclusion with Shadow of the Serpent Riders. In a twisted medieval dimension, undead creatures and bestial horrors have done the unthinkable-callously slaughtering your entire race. Your friends. You family. Eliminated. But the nightmare has just begun.The Heretic chapter comes to its evil conclusion with Shadow of the Serpent Riders. In a twisted medieval dimension, undead creatures and bestial horrors have done the unthinkable-callously slaughtering your entire race. Your friends. You family. Eliminated. But the nightmare has just begun. Wielding ungodly weapons such as the Firemace or Hellstaff and casting spells from the Tomes of Power, you must seek your vengeance. Or die trying. Expand
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  1. Feb 3, 2012
    9
    If I were to create a perfect game, I would create a Doom Clone. If I were to create a Doom Clone, I would make Heretic!
    You get to fly, use
    If I were to create a perfect game, I would create a Doom Clone. If I were to create a Doom Clone, I would make Heretic!
    You get to fly, use artifacts and all this great stuff that was never before seen!
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  2. Dec 6, 2015
    8
    Right now, in retrospect, i would probably give it a 7/10. But back then, when i played it for the first time - Heretic grabbed me. Yes, itRight now, in retrospect, i would probably give it a 7/10. But back then, when i played it for the first time - Heretic grabbed me. Yes, it was a clone of Doom, but so was Doom an evolution of Wolfenstein. Heretic not only supplied a fun action packed shooter, but also introduced some innovative features.
    Was definately at the top of my list when it came out :)
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  3. Nov 12, 2014
    7
    Heretic was essentially Doom with a medieval fantasy facelift. There were definitely some new features such as the ability to look up and downHeretic was essentially Doom with a medieval fantasy facelift. There were definitely some new features such as the ability to look up and down and certainly better than most of the lackluster "Doom Clones" of the era, but the game was evolutionary rather than revolutionary. If you are a fan of vintage shooters and prefer fantasy over sci-fi, I would give Heretic a try but it is by no means on par with Doom. Expand