I was mildly obsessed with Hexen as a kid but it was because of obsession with early FPS games (Doom, Duke Nukem, Quake) And back then there were only so many in the genre at all.
I would rent this endlessly on N64 in 1998 but the truth was I could never fully embrace it. Always got stuck on levels.
I always wanted the Saturn version when I only had my Saturn. In fact this version is better than the PS1 one. Its sad because the Hexen port runs so much better than the Doom port...
Anyway neat facts about Saturn Hexen is that there is a debug menu where you can unlock Link Cable play (co-op and DM). I tried it probably 10 years ago with 2 tvs, 2 saturns and 2 hexens and it actually works. It crashed once or twice but its pretty cool
I had no idea of this either before I ordered Hexen. Luckily I have a backup cart though. Looking forward to playing it.
After my extensive play throughs of Quake I decided to give Hexen yet another try. Im determined to actually beat this game one day and it'll be the Saturn version.
martiniii not sure if you ever gave it another go since?
Not yet. I like the game aside from the crippling flaw that you can't save between levels, but it's hard to get enthusiastic about playing it on emulator. I don't have a Saturn-style controller for my PC, so it feels like if I'm going to go the emulator route, I might as well just cough up a measly two bucks during a Steam sale and play the PC version. I could hunt down a memory card, but I have enough problems getting my Saturn to read my Action Replay cart as it is, without swapping carts around.
"It's not who does it first, it's who does it best!" - Mark Gruenwald
Martiniii, that's exactly my thoughts. I want to beat the Saturn version but the save functionality (or lack of) really hurts the game. I feel like I will probably end up beating the PC version at some point and just use the Saturn version for dipping in and out of for quick fun. It's a real shame.
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