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Gaming Serious Sam HD Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 27 Nov 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Serious Sam is back, boomstick and all! Can Croteam's high-def remake of The First Encounter recapture the frantic excitement and purity of the original game, or is Serious Sam HD little more than a damp squib? This is serious business, so check our review to find out more!

    http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2009/11/27/serious-sam-hd-review/1
     
  2. OnyxLilninja

    OnyxLilninja New Member

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    Serious Sam Co-Op is the best RBS (Run Backwards Shooting) I have played.... a great giggle.
     
  3. Unknownsock

    Unknownsock New Member

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    Thought about buying this as the original was/is one of the most fun games i've ever played.
    Although i do agree the lack of anything new is stopping me from buying it.
     
  4. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    I don't care if there isn't anything new, I loved SS (1 & 2) and will be getting this ASAP.

    One thing I really loved in SS2 (I think) was the feeling you got after beating 1 enormous enemy only to have 3 more show up...

    Never stopping, constantly shooting at everything that moves.

    SS is just pure fun wrapped up!
     
  5. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    favourite memory from my original plays years ago was the first level. Head the opposite way than you're supposed to and you arrive at a little oasis and then get mobbed by loads of harpies!

    That, and the penultimate level with the HUGE monster in the distance that just keeps getting bigger thanks to perspective tricks making it seem like he's closer/smaller until you just keep going and he gets bigger and bigger...

    anyway, fun game! Had a similarly frantic element that the Skirmish mode of the original AVP game had (constantly being mobbed by hundreds of Xenomorphs)
     
  6. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    My favourite bit is the start of the second level. You're at the bottom of the hill and the bomberman comes charging over the crest and down at you, screaming; aaaargh! Two pistol shots and he blows up, with Sam quipping rather lamely "aaargh, yourself!"

    And then you hear, in the distance and growing louder; "AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!"

    And in the back of your head you're thinking "Oh. ****."
     
  7. DbD

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    Many happy LAN party memories :)
     
  8. fingerbob69

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    Will the original run in win 7? If not, and not having an xp system, you have to buy this one. And never having played the original SS I might give this a try.

    And one more thing... surely therre is a market for old games...best sellers...that just refuse to run in win7 being rewritten/updated for win7?
     
  9. Guest-23315

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    DUUUUUDE.

    I cannot wait to sam it up again.
     
  10. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    oh yes, that was freaking hilarious!
     
  11. Digi

    Digi The not-so-funny Cockney

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    I second this. Many hours spent listening to grown men screaming and nearly reduced to tears when the next wave comes, only to beat it and cheer and then do it all over again. GAMEPLAY defined?
     
  12. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Serious Sam is possibly my favourite game character of all time.

    "Give a man a bullet and he'll want a gun. Give a man a gun and he'll be giving away the bullets."

    And upon picking up a sniper rifle:

    "Long range weapon for a short term relationship."


    Will definitely be picking this up to see me over till the new game comes out.
     
  13. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Just dropped out of the game for a minute to say MOAR PLEASE!

    Serious Sam was always fun, Serious Sam super pretty edition is fantastic and why don't we have more simple frantic shooters like this any more.
     
  14. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    have you tried this part at "Serious" ? It's freaking intense !
     
  15. DriftCarl

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    i loved SS coop mode, i wish more games were in coop mode, so much fun.

    My most memorable moment is running round a corner in SS and then seeing LOADS of mobs running towards about 4 of us in coop mode.took about 15 mins for us to get past them all.

    I will defo give this a try
     
  16. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Serious Sam is so frikken awesome, that a HD remake of killing the hell out of things is going to be the most beautiful bloodbath ever :)
     
  17. DriftCarl

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    hmm £15 if i go to the shops,
    or £17.99 if i am too lazy and buy it on steam without packaging =/
     
  18. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    damn it's expensive for your guys ! I got mine for 17$ CAN
     
  19. Dead Ghost

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    Does this works in coop mp without having to install the Steam Client (if i buy it from retail)? I don't use Steam and don't plan to.
     
  20. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    is it even available in retail ?
     
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