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The Ranger

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Hello, this is my first mod. Please don't bite.

This is really a simple mod. Two of the biggest complaints I've had with Hexen is that A: the classes don't feel like actual people or characters, and B: for having so few weapons, none of them feel very fun to use. The game quickly became tedious. So, because I really wanted to play Hexen, I decided to make a new class. Enter Terry Holtzer the Ranger, a gunslinger woodsman with a snarky attitude. While many would disparage an inclusion of guns in Hexen, and for very good reason, I tried my best to make the guns have an archaic or medieval feel to them. There's no rapid-fire gatling rockets, no BFG energy weapons that spray ion proton neutrons or other science stuff, it's strictly early black powder, kinetic energy, a lot of historical inaccuracy, and a little magic.

Hopefully it works, and hopefully this helps other people to enjoy the underrated game that is Hexen. Thank you very much for your time. Please, have fun.


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A huge part of Hexen is the grim, bleak atmosphere, and I understand if this complaint is common and perhaps whiny; but the wisecracking animu-ness of the Ranger really doesn't fit at all in Hexen, he comes off as more annoying than badass. While gameplay-wise it isn't that bad (the caltrop flechette is genius) I really can't recommend this simply because of how out of place the character feels.

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Very good. Just seems a bit out of place and it was a bit confusing on how to work the GodCannon.

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Great mod, certainly worth a download. 4/5

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its totally unfitting in hexen's dark gameplay, if you want to do modding then go for doom and get out of hexen.

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Crap.

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Not bad at all. It's an enjoyable mod that almost feels like the beginning to an official addon. It fits well, except for the Duke Nukem Pistol hybrid sprite. He also doesn't feel medevil enough. Maybe some plate armor for his chest and a helm that doesn't show his face, and he'd fit right into the Hexen world. 4/5 for such a fresh idea, we need more class mods!

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I like the player sprite and new weapons(except the HUD works like ammo instructors for ZDooM one), and it looks and plays so cool and fun, even it's a little weird to fit the Hexen world, but whatever, nice try, I would like see make a Hexen mapset for this new class if possible... :\ 3.5/5 -playerlin

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It's not the first attempt at incorporating guns in Hexen. Wolfen comes to mind. Nice idea, actually, if somewhat hard to pull off.

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It's a good weapon mod for Hexen, I promose! The GodCannon is worth the download alone --75

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The weapons and the character feels wildly out of place with the Hexen universe. That being said, the animations and quality of the sprites are above and beyond other mods. One major gripe that I have is that I couldn't get weapon 4 to work. 3/5 -FoH

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Meh. Dosen't fit Hexen, and there is no attempt to make it fit Hexen, which is very possible although that is not what we have here.

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0 stars, this doesn't fit in Hexen. The author should retire from Hexen modding.

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cool 5/5

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this mod makes me wanna track down the author and cut his guzzard out

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People who play Hexen can generally be divided into those who like it for what it is, despite its flaws, and those who find it lacking and wish it was something more (or at least something else). Those in the second camp might appreciate this, but those like me who actually enjoy Hexen probably won't. It feels pretty out of place, and not very balanced. But if Hexen bores you then give it a try. --plums

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Makes BORING HEXEN far more enjoyable, I just can't get over how satisfying the claw weapon is. It makes me feel like Shin. 6/5

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This mod makes me want to play HeXen once again... Don't be fooled by the above, IDGames is choked full of these - they serve no purpose on Earth, yet they allow themselves to condemn without understanding a bit. Good stuff - 4/5 -- rsl

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for a first release, this is pretty good. there's not a lot of hexen weaponsets and even less char classes, so this covers both. it's still the same typical shotgun/pistol/rapid -fire weapons, though, and you can't change your skin gender or color. 4/5

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This is pretty much the best HeXen mod I've seen before.

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