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Serious Sam is BACK!!,
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This game looks fantastic, like the first two games, Serious Sam - The First Encounter, and Serious Sam - The Second Encounter. I played those games to death. Serious Sam the 2nd (actually the third game) was a huge let down for me. It had good graphics and had a long playing time, but I got very bored and never finished it - unlike finishing the first two games dozens of times, and never getting bored. It was just TOO cartoonish and I got sick of hundreds of clowns on unicycles coming at me. It was too tedious after a while.
I have played this game for a few days now, and it looks great and plays like the first 2 games, which is exactly how I like it.
I have a 5 megabit/second DSL account and it took me 2 hours and 10 minutes to download, not bad.
Now the bad news and I did not make this a part of the review. But going thru Steam was not fun. I spent way more time trying to connect to Steam than downloading the game. First off I could not activate my original account I set up years ago. It first seemed to have a little problem with my password, but the real problem was those captcha programs. I could not get the captcha to work (actually they just kept asking me to put in another) so I finally gave up and set up a new account with Steam. When doing so I received several error codes. There were several other problems but I will not expatiate on this anymore, but to just to say it was frustrating. I am sure I was doing some of the things wrong, but I do not know what.
I highly recommend this game, especially if you like the original Serious Sam games.
I have been playing this game for a month now, still love it. I read someone's review stating he felt it was more of a "cleanup operation" and I have thought about this. I think he is right, it does have that feel more than the first 2 games. But then again, are not most shooters "cleanup operations"? Still a very fun game!
Edit 8/12/2012...Horrible conclusion though. Boss is un-killable until you do these things in this correct order.
I hate endings like this:
* Find unique one-of-a-kind boring object(s)
* Do something to final boss with this object (and in correct location)
* Repeat numerous times...(i.e. tedious)
* Now boss is weak, kill him
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Initial post: May 4, 2012 5:29:51 PM PDT
I loved the first two Serious Sam games. The third one sucked, so we agree on that. The fact you like this (fourth) game and you liked the first two and thought the third one sucked (I couldn't finish it either) makes me want to get this one.
That said, I wish there was a Max Payne 3 that I'd like as much as the first Max Payne.
In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 11:48:13 AM PDT
Max Payne 3 is coming out this Tuesday, the 15th.
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