Hexen has arrived on the playstation

Publisher:GT Interactive

Hexen comes to the PlayStation combining role-playing elements and good old fashioned shoot-em-up elements. Unfortunately, the game doesn t quite live up to the standards that the PC version set.

Take the role of a Warrior, Cleric, or Mage. Each character-type possesses their own strengths and weaknesses. The Warrior can t cast as many spells but his hand-to-hand combat comes in handy for close encounters. The Mage, with his lack of strength, is evened out by his magical abilities. Last but not least is the Cleric, who is just about even in all aspects. Increase your abilities by gaining experience through conquering levels and defeating enemies.

Besides the innovative story and idea, the game isn't that great. Compared to the PC version, Hexen is super-pixelated and the textures possess no detail what so ever. The frame-rate is horrible and almost not even worth mentioning. When running, surroundings tend to stutter by as opposed to fluid movement like the PC version.

At first, I was happy see Hexen come over to the PlayStation. It's a direct port all right, with no additional levels and nothing promising to offer.