NECROSIS is an expansion for HeXen which features new weapons, new artifacts and 9 levels of all-new gameplay! You have died since battling the forces of Korax but a powerful spell wakes up the dead on Cronos - including you. Retaining your ow will, you fight your way out of the Crypt into Cronos' lowlands to find the source of this awakening....
ENVIRONMENT: The player is now expected to navigate all manner of terrain. He'll have to jump, look around, and duck as well in order to progress. Different playerclasses have different amounts of health; all players however cannot run once their health drops to below 40.
NEW ARTIFACTS: Along your travels you will encounter many strange devices and spells. Some centuries old are still waiting to be discovered....
Tome of Power: An old favorite, this relic is perhaps one of the most versatile to be found, for it sometimes dramatically alteres the effects of all your armaments, always for the better.
Trident Sigil: This grants the player the ability to do triple the damage of normal for a span of roughly 30 seconds!
Rune of Protection: Reduces damage inflicted to you by a 1/4!
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NEW CREATURES: During the era of Korax, many new, strange beasts started appearing in the world of Cronos. Some were summoned from the Outer worlds, others mutated from normal creatures, all positively deadly. Though their leader now lay dead, many of these abominations have either formed their own tribes, or - being simpler in intelligence - found their way into the world's ecosystem. If that weren't enough, the new rift responsible for raising the world's dead has created yet more twisted beings that now roam the lands - with many yet undocumented.
Cultist: Humans who have been spared from undeath - yet still heed its call - have devoted their lives to blind worship. Former Clergymen of lost faith sought unity with an underground sect of Mages, and they now share their powers with each other. A weak enemy if caught alone, one must not estimate their capability in groups - they gain new, deadlier powers entirely which signify the bond their new faith represents.
Ghoul: When someone dies, noxious chemicals often erode away at the bodies' interior. When raised from the dead in this state - before full decomposition of the outer body takes place - these poisons can be used as a weapon in the form of poisonous barbs against the living.
Satyr: Savage pack hunters trained in various war armaments, Satyrs bear none of the pleasantries granted to them in mythology; as brutal, cunning warmongers they have been known to lay siege to large towns with a force the size of a small tribe. This new threat is lead by the Centaurs, veterans of the original campaign on Cronos who now serve as generals.
FellBeast: The Southern Wilds are home to all manner of strange creatures - some small, some large, all deadly. Fellbeasts are savage pack hunters that seldom strike via a frontal attack - they'll sneak up on you, they'll strafe around you, they'll retreat and regroup. They plague the lands like raptors, and should a wanderer encounter one, never assume it is alone...
Fallen: Do not be fooled by Cronos' deep freeze - pockets of liquid-hot magma still find their way to the surface, and with it spirits imbued with the fires of Hades itself. This variant of undead spawns from lava flows and magma pools to catch the unsuspecting hero off-guard.
SabreClaw: A chitinous horror hailing from the Outer Worlds, this abomination can jump to new heights and scale surfaces the player would die trying to traverse. Their melee attacks are positively deadly, and they crave nothing more than to shatter you as you would do to them.
Nightmare: Undead not of this plane, these abominations of your dreams crave to put you just as out of phase with reality as they are....
Death Knight: Raising a creature from the dead into Death Knight takes powers as far beyond the effects of of rift as it is above everyday magic. Lords of the Undead Warriors, they can only be summoned by a large group of Cultists - and if there are none present, than they have already been sacrificed for the good of the host creature. Should you have to pass through sacrificial grounds on your journeys, beware!
Necrosis reviewed on DoomWorld!
BARATUS THE GLADIATOR:
1 - Gauntlets of Perdition: As always, Baratus can wield his bare hands when push comes to shove. Powered-up, their enchantment becomes apparent as you summon dark energy to pummel your foes!
2 - Axe: Using pure electrical energy, the Axe is an electrifying experience. Powering it up gives it ranged abilities as well.
2b - Dragon Claw: Only Baratus can wield the strength of the dragon, and as such only he can invoke the abilities of the Dragon Claw. Its enchantment allows him to strike targets from a distance as if they were right next to him, giving him the range of a dragon 10 times his size. Powered up, each 'punch' delivers an eight-way ripper blast!
3 - Hammer of Retribution: The Hammer of Retribution is a flaming beacon in Cronos' wintry wastes. Forged in the fires of Hades itself, the Warrior can throw it as a boomerang to great effect, in addition to bludgeoning to death his adversaries. Powered up, the Hammer calls fourth the fires of fell itself, delivering a sweeping flame attack to all who stand in the fighter's way!
3b - Sword of Darkness: Baratus now can find a serrated, undead blade to employ against his foes. This serrated slicer can dispatch most low-level monsters in one swing. Powered-up, the blade launches magical orbs that erupt in full-body explosion!
PARIAS THE PALADIN:
1 - Bow of Penitence: The Cleric now starts with a more potent weapon than before - an enchanted bow capable of piercing through multiple enemies with its' barbed arrows. Each arrow leaves a luminous trail - both literally and figuratively in the destruction it causes. However, as the rate of fire is slow, more suitable weapons remain to be found. Powered-up, the arrows are no longer weighed down by gravity, and do even more damage.
2 - Serpent Staff: The functionality of this weapon remains unchanged, except when it's powered up. It's venom seeks out your enemies in a vicious coil, and at times causes a noxious cloud to rain poisinous death upon them from above! Watch your adversaries rot in front of your eyes!
2B - Angel Staff: Shooting bursts of pure energy in its normal state, the Angel Staff is nothing to scoff at. Powered up, this Staff of Heaven itself calls fourth the powers of the cosmos itself - Parias is able to smite his foes with a deadly blast of lightning.
3 - FireStorm: Now we're packing heat! An old favorite, the spell becomes only more potent in its powered-up state, as Parias rains death from above!
3B - SunStaff: The pulsating, magikal center of the the Staff provides it with enough power to burn through anything you desire. Using the Tome of Power on this baby amplifies the strength of this beam, eah wave practically a fireball in its own right.
DAEDOLON THE DARK MAGE:
1 - Gargoyle Wand: A new friend for Dandelion is the Gargoyle Wand. Firing a spell more powerful than the Sapphire Wands' barbs, this basic implement is often enough to get Dandelion out of tight situations. Powered up, its effects are augumented with a ripper effect.
2 - Frost Shards: An old favorite, the Frost Shards are able to freeze most adversaries in place after a few well-placed shots. Powered-up, and each attack becomes quicker, meaner, and splits off into seeking fractures!
2B - Skull Staff: Using a form of Dark Energy only possible from the Outer Worlds themselves, Dandelion alone is only able to tap into the powers contained within the staffs' core. Its potency is unmatched as it launches a constant stream of raw energy upon Dandelion's enemies. Powered up, this skeletal artifact is able to call fourth the powers of the Earth to aid in its attack - a bevy of spines travels along the ground, impaling all in its wake.
3 - Arc of Necrosis: An old favorite, The Arc fires a long, diagonal streak of raw lightning that seeks out its targets and fries them where they stand. Powered-up, the abilities of the Arc become multiplied threefold.
3B - Jade Wand: A distant relative to Dandelion's Sapphire Wand, the Jade variety is also significantly more powerful. Firing a bevy of piercing darts at once and instantaneously piercing the toughest of hides, it is a tool of pure destruction. Powered up, its abilities become yet more amplified.
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