A new Serious Sam was slipped under the RADAR and no one is talking about it.

shortylickens

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Looks like it was made with the SS 4 engine, and it might be more enjoyable. I will not pre-purchase. I'll let you guys take the leap.
 

GodisanAtheist

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This is my obligatory "I never got Serious Sam games" post. Would always start a level, then within 5 minutes be totally overwhelmed by enemies not knowing where to go or what to do.

I own the whole collection (through 2 and its expansion packs) on Steam on reputation alone, so I'd really like to know so I can spend the time to download and play them, but I've tried so many times and bounced off.
 

GodisanAtheist

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So do I and we both know they exist inside that massive backlog...

After I finish the current game I'm playing, I'll likely start trudging through the SS series.
-According to HLTB, the First and Second Encounters are rather short games. I might actually do some reading, beginner's guides, and knock em out...
 

shortylickens

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This is my obligatory "I never got Serious Sam games" post. Would always start a level, then within 5 minutes be totally overwhelmed by enemies not knowing where to go or what to do.

I own the whole collection (through 2 and its expansion packs) on Steam on reputation alone, so I'd really like to know so I can spend the time to download and play them, but I've tried so many times and bounced off.
Well, the whole point of the game is fighting epic hordes of gross icky monsters. If you dont like that then no, the games are not for you.
As for where to go, well, all the levels are incredibly simple. They arent designed to be mazes or even treks. Its just move to the next area, kill a bunch of things, and repeat until you beat the game.
 

GodisanAtheist

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Well, the whole point of the game is fighting epic hordes of gross icky monsters. If you dont like that then no, the games are not for you.
As for where to go, well, all the levels are incredibly simple. They arent designed to be mazes or even treks. Its just move to the next area, kill a bunch of things, and repeat until you beat the game.
-Yeah I'm gonna need a full video walkthrough + beginner guide for that k thx.
 

BFG10K

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I haven't really liked any of the games since 1st/2nd Encounter as I think they're incapable of recapturing that combination of gameplay and level design charm, so I'll probably skip it.
 

WhiteNoise

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I just outgrew these kinds of games. Back when the 1st serious Sam was released, I played the hell out of it with friends. Twenty years later I'm fairly bored of this sort of game.
 

KentState

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Been playing SS4 on PC Gamepass. Not a bad game to waste time with, but for me the difficulty is purely based on ammo management. Sometimes it feels like I go a long time without seeing a drop of any type.
 

Iron Woode

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Been playing SS4 on PC Gamepass. Not a bad game to waste time with, but for me the difficulty is purely based on ammo management. Sometimes it feels like I go a long time without seeing a drop of any type.
Don't forget the S.A.M. modules. There is a choice for enemies to randomly drop ammo when killed.
 

Iron Woode

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I had that, but at some point random drops got very few and far between. Maybe I screwed something up.
probably not.

drops are random so I wouldn't be too bothered.

some maps have more ammo than others.

The expansion Siberian Mayhem is pretty awesome so far.
 

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