GOG release: “Hedon”

Zan’s FPS Hedon provides classic Doom gaming action on GOG.

Retro FPS titles aren’t usually known for their intricate storylines, but there seems to be quite some effort put into Hedon, a game that looks as if it was released during the Doom clones heyday, particularly with Hexen or Heretic because of the fantasy setting. One plays as Zan (like the developer), a female half orc – half demon warrior who wakes up in a tunnel that has caved in. Without a memory, but soon with lots of weapons to defend against all sorts of nasty cultists, one dives into the underground world that is populated by all sorts of races and factions.

Of course this is no Skyrim or other open-world RPGs, as fast-paced shooting with gory results becomes more important than state-of-the-art graphics, a bombastic score and lots of quests to complete. Still, unlike more linear examples of the genre, the player can choose where to go, so exploration as well as backtracking is all part of the survival job. So maybe this isn’t a throwback to mindless slaying of monsters, but a much more sophisticated game world one has to first understand before one kills everything on sight. Then again, this isn’t an adventure or role-playing game, but a love letter to the good old pixel times, only more focused on world-building and storytelling.

Hedon was originally released in May 2019 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 25% launch discount that will last until November 6, 2pm UTC.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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