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Heretic - Call of the Apostate

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An Episode 3 replacement for HERETIC. The episode is laid out so that levels 1-3 are inspired by E1, levels 4, 9, and 5 by E2, and levels 6-8 by E3. Expect a boss fight every 3rd level. I tried to make the difficulty progress nicely so that the beginning is easy but by the end you'll be given some tough fights. I also tried to balance ammo so that each level could be completed from "elvenwand start".

A source port that can support DECORATE (ZDoom or Vavoom) is required to run this episode. However, the wad was designed and plays in a rather old-school manner. If you choose to play this levelset you will see why I did it this way. I hope this doesn't stop purists from enjoying the levels. I disabled crouching and jumping, and to make the experience more classic, you should refrain from using freelook if you can. I STRONGLY recommend ZDoom because it renders the levels exactly as I intended them; Vavoom does not.


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Nice Job. E3m5 is great! The final boss is good too. 5/5 -Shadowman.

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Just fucking awesome, I don't want say more, anyone like Heretic should try this awesomeness shit. 5/5 -playerlin

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Hell yeah!

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epic win! 5/5

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This manages to be classic yet doesn't rehash well-worn territory. An awesome set of levels for Heretic!

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nice one!!!!111

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Legendary.

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Great job! Really enjoyed playing this. The end boss was epic and brutal! 5/5

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Best WAD for Heretic ever... because just when you think you've finished, you realise that there's even more. It's good to see a new Boss in Heretic that actually feels like it belongs. Problem is the Morph Ovum can turn him into a chicken :P 6/5

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amazing!!!! do more wads man!!!!!

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Excellent. :)

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Very high quality - the design of these levels brilliantly encompasses all default Heretic map themes in a very stylish way. 5* (played with Heretic++, very recommended too!!)

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And out of nowhere comes...a wonderful new Heretic episode! Might not quite be the next Curse but actually it's currently rated higher and I'm adding to the five-train with another deserved 5/5.

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Excellent work, with a nice "old school" feeling and a very clever placement for the secret areas. It is one of the few wads which made me replay it just to try to get those secrets I missed the first time. Again ! Magma/07-2011 - 5/5

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A new fantastic Heretic episode. It's the fourth best episode I've played. I prefer Carnage Galore I&II and Curse of D'Sparil, but this is the way. 5/5

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sucks

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Excellent!! I really enjoyed playing this, feels great and flows really well.

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AWESOME. If only I could rate higher than 5/5... This is like summing up the whole game in one episode!

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A very nice map set for anyone who enjoy classic Heretic like I do. An unfortunate rarity. Please everyone make more of these projects that respect the source material. 4/5, Kristus.

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Man, this rules!

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Fantastic! Korax at the end was a good twist, altho I managed to get him with the Morph Ovum!

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the maps are good. the final fight with avatar, can however be skipped if you go back, activate the 2 switches and dodge his attacks. this is the general flaw of wad but overall it's good! i will give this 3/5 for effort! :)

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Excellent work! 5/5

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amazing, felt like an official level set with custom tweaks that made it better, for sure a 5/5 must play e3m7 is epic

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just another hard heretic wad. 2/5

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    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
    • By mArt1And00m3r11339 · Posted
      If it were renamed "Garbage Dump," I would have given it a better rating.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      A large, but not very prolong map, which is interesting to explore. I liked the author's strategy to place strong weapons in well-protected places. To get them the player need to pass a kind of test. The difficulty depends on the player's luck. It is important not to miss the shotgun at the very beginning, otherwise entangled corridors can lead the player to a situation in which he will be easy prey, left without ammo. Visually, the map looks neat, another good example of using standard textures.
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