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Hedon - first person action-adventure game in the GZDoom engine

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by ColCol, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. ColCol Arcane

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    https://af.gog.com/game/hedon?as=1649904300

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    I'm surprised I have not heard much about this one here.

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    Hedon mixes old school/boomercore elements with current gen design. This means:

    ➣ Sprawling levels that offer a degree of freedom and don't hold the player's hand. Exploring, hunting secrets, backtracking, patience and having to figure out what to do next is key. Monsters and pickups are hand-placed and vary according to the difficulty you play on.

    ➣ Original story packed with lots of lore and a focus on subtle details and world building, all doubled by a strong atmosphere.

    ➣ Gory, fast paced shooting, a solid arsenal of weapons and magic items. Combat is projectile-based, movement is essential, enemies are unique and vary in type and abilities. There is no leveling up, no talent trees, no gradual upgrades - you are in full charge of your skill.

    ➣ Original soundtrack ranging from tense to serene ambient, with occasional bursts of metal. Later in the game you will also hear some of Alexander Brandon's personal tracks that never released in Unreal and Deus Ex!

    ➣ Thousands of hours of work put into an original concept, digitally hand-drawn graphics (textures, sprites, frame by frame animations etc.), scripting, sound effects and level design, all by a one man dev team aiming to create a game with a strong personality and feel.

    ➣ Over eight hours of good old singleplayer action with five difficulties including Brutalizing, which changes the gameplay to allow interesting second playthroughs (different fights & pick-ups, companions etc.) and Bearzerk, which radically changes the combat by replacing guns with new melee weapons.

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    I quite enjoyed this game . It sells itself as a typical doom-like shooter but it's really not like that at all. All lot of little minor moments with exploring, minor puzzle solving, stopping to read lore, etc ....changed the pace comparted to other games in this genre. The game is also really sparse with its overwhelming large horde fights. Instead of spamming them at you in every level (which in my opinion makes them memorable). Needs a bit more work with enemies and weapon design, but for the price, if the description above appeals to you. I guarantee you'll enjoy it.

    Also for some reason most of the characters are thick orc and goblin women

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  2. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    What the fuck is this
     
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  3. ColCol Arcane

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    A lot of throw back shooters have started using this description lately. Definitely cringe.
     
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  4. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    We've been talking about that project in some threads, like Doom WAD one, because it started as a total convertion for GZDoom, not sure if it's still free to download.
    Steam version have some updates but I'm waiting for 2nd episode, which might not even come next year. Guess the modder is busy with something else, otherwise he should have a lot of time (*cough cough!*) to show some progress.

    It's good but not worth cluttering this section with another empty thread.
    Soundtrack is indeed good but some tracks are not fitting, despite being nice on its own...

    Not a fan of "boomercore", it lefts bitter taste of spite on the tongue because nobody like boomers. "Old school shooter" would suffice, we are talking about total opposite of modern shooters after all..
     
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  5. ColCol Arcane

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    2nd episode is currently being worked on and with the current plans it'll likely be a separate game or dlc.
     
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  6. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron

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    I thought he showed some stuff on on the new blood stream
     
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  7. Donut Touch Scholar Edgy

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    Only retards would shit on a quality game like this.
     
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  8. Multi-headed Cow Magister

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    Boomercore and selling your game to coomers makes me write it off. Had it wishlisted since I thought I might check it out during a steep sale on the grounds that maybe there's some good hidden behind the pandering, but now I see there's a demo so I'll probably check it out that way. Still, I have a hard enough time putting up memery with Amid Evil and Dusk but they (Seemingly) come by it honestly* while "Boomercore shooter with BIG TIDDY ORC GF" is more obviously trying to get Johnny Anon to think "You did buy her game, didn't you?".

    *At least until it gets to those meme loving fucks at New Blood.
     
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  9. Multi-headed Cow Magister

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    Boomercore is what the zoomers call shooters that require both hands, which is impossible for them to enjoy because they're coomers. You gotta be hip to the lingo you jive turkey +M
     
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  10. Donut Touch Scholar Edgy

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    You have things on their head, this was made by a huge pervert that wanted to revive the kind of games that became classics in the 90s like so many other indie devs. Because nobody with money is making them anymore. So in your 4chan vernacular, the dev is a boomercoomer that wanted to make a fun game, not someone who tries to sell a shit game by appealing to boomercoomers.
     
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  11. Falksi Arcane

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    I'll Hedon over and have a look.......

    I did.

    It looks shit.
     
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  12. Citizen Guest

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    I don't kink shame but orc-girls drawn in Microsoft Paint(tm) definitely aren't my thing. It also runs like shit and stutters unlike gzdoom which works perfect (despite running on gzdoom :roll:)
     
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  13. Ezeekiel Liturgist

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    ? I don't have any performance issues at all. Didn't have any on my previous ancient rig either.

    Maybe that one's on your end?

    Art needs updating for sure, though, at least parts of it.
     
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  14. Citizen Guest

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    Yeah weird audio and video stutter, played with settings for half an hour, tried the dev's troubleshooting tips posted on steam discussion and refunded
     
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  15. Ezeekiel Liturgist

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    Weird. Other games run normally, though?
     
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  16. Dayyālu Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ah, Hedon was extensively discussed in Doom threads (because the first versions of the first chapter are free to download for mods). Hedon needs a disclaimer, if it was a free Doom mod it would be phenomenal, if it was free. It's a clear labour of love and it wears its inspirations openly, even if enemy variety never rises above the typical Doom mod setup (you'll recognize almost everything and no enemy is "creative").

    Performance issues are real on lower-end systems and are from a sometimes chaotic map design, typical modder stuff.

    I'd wholeheartedly suggest to try the free version before buying, because it's not a typical "old school shooter" either. I'd call it slower and methodical, more inspired by Marathon than baseline Doom at times.

    Also the dev is a complete degenerate and has a thing for muscular anime women with dicks, but this is the Internet I guess

    I personally like it more than Dusk (that purposefully frontloads itself with the worst levels right at the beginning) and Ion Maiden (that despite being pretty as fuck has trash combat). My opinions, tho.

    Play Ashes 2063 instead. It's the superior Build game on Doom engine anyway.
     
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  17. Citizen Guest

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    Yeah, i'm on a low end (gtx 960, i5-4690k, 8GB RAM) but I have no stuttering problems in other games (including Doom 2 running with gzdoom)
     
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  18. Ezeekiel Liturgist

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    Well, at least your hardware isn't broken then. I'll second Dayyālu 's suggestion of giving Ashes 2063 a try instead.
     
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  19. Kruno Arcane Village Idiot Zionist Agent Shitposter

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    I finished this game several times and I love the melee combat mode.
     
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  21. Malamert Magister Edgy

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    Hey, wait a second! I know this character from porn. "She" has a giant cock! So what came first? The character or the game?
     
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  22. Ezeekiel Liturgist

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    The porn is not canon in the game iirc.
     
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