Serious Sam 3 - Please tell me it gets better

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  1. mazeroth

    mazeroth Golden Member

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    I'm a huge fan of the Serious Sam franchise, having every game (including the HD versions) and playing through them multiple times. I just upgraded to a Catleap 2560x1440 monitor and 7950 and wanted to test it out and hadn't play SS3 yet so I fired it up the last two nights and put 4 hours into it.

    Ok, maybe I'm just used to the older games where environments change, you're in the jungle, a temple, the mountain...but this game...wow. I just finished level 4 and I'm still in the freaking city! I'm so sick of running around city blocks, having to look inside of buildings for power-ups and rarely finding any secrets. I'm finding like 2/15 secrets per board. It seems more like a tactical shooter than the others as when you turn a corner you have to be careful that there's not a bad guy there, unlike the other series where they would come running at you and it was a complete gun-fest.

    So, does this game get any better? I was so frustrated after last night's round that I'm contemplating not loading it up tonight. I got it for $5 on sale so as it sits I'm at $1.25/hour. I can live with that!
     
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    yeah it gets better... at least the city maps must be ending near where you are

    the bad thing about ss3 is that its TRULY a SS game in the last couple levels, i did enjoy it though
     
  3. Rakewell

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    Definitely gets better... Keep playing.

    My advice though: Play with a friend or two. Much more fun IMHO
     
  4. Dankk

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    Yup, it gets better.

    It's well-known that SS3 starts out dumb, then ramps up after the first few levels.
     
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    the thing is that the game doesnt have so many levels....

    i think the game has 10 levels?
     
  6. Rakewell

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    The DLC came out a few months ago, and I think it's pretty enjoyable...

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/41074/
     
  7. EDUSAN

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    i have it and played it only 20 minutes.


    1st thing you do in the dlc. look back...you see a lonely island not SO far away... being a SS fan i get the feeling there will be a secret there.
    So i swim there. Find a CANNON in the island... shoot it... little cutscene with one of the enemies in a boat. the cannon bomb hits the boat and it sinks with the enemy

    priceless... worth the dlc already :p
     
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  8. Dankk

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    The game has 12 "chapters" overall. (Had to look it up)

    More if you buy the Jewel of the Nile expansion. I picked it up for $2.50 a couple months ago on Amazon.
     
  9. moonbogg

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    I only played a little but maybe i'll pick up where I left off. It didn't have the same appeal as the other ones, but maybe I didn't play enough? Hard to say.
     
  10. mazeroth

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    Thanks for the replies everyone; I'm glad it's going to get better. I did pick up the expansion and will definitely play it after I finish the main game.
     
  11. DeadFred

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    Same. I have so many games that if they dont catch my fancy right away they are tossed aside and end up lost in the shuffle.
     
  12. CPA

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    The DLC maps are better than any of the original. But, I still love it all.
     
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    The last 1/2 of that game reminded me soooo much of the first SS....you need to get there.
     
  14. mazeroth

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    I just played through three more levels since getting past the city levels and this game is great! Reminds me of the old Serious Sam games. I can't wait to finish it and play the DLC.
     
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    Thank you for this info. I was getting tired of running around city map.
     
  16. Deep Diver

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    'm a fan of SS series. eagerly waiting for serious sam 4
     
  17. EDUSAN

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    see? we told you =D
     
  18. CPA

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    Doubt that happens anytime soon. Last I knew Croteam was working on a FPS in the vein of MoH and Battlefield.
     
  19. Dankk

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    Source?
     
  20. CPA

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    LOL, nevermind, it's been 6 years since they made mention of this project. god, how time flies.

    Perusing their fanboards, looks like they are working on Serious Sam Revolution which is basically a revamping of some issues with SS, like widescreen mode, level editor not working on 64-bit systems and pulling together the first edition and second edition into one game (with a few new levels added).
     
  21. Iron Woode

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    I am having loads of fun playing SS3.

    nothing seems quite as satisfying as killing things with a sledgehammer.
     
  22. KeithTalent

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    I'm sort of running into the same problem as the OP, though as long as I stay in the outdoor environments I like it a lot more. The indoor environments kind of suck and I get bored.

    Anyway, I've only played a few hours of it so far because I seem to be having the same problem I did with Borderlands; once I play for more than fifteen or twenty minutes I get a headache. Someone mentioned for Borderlands it had something to do with the FOV, so does anyone know if this game has a similar issue and if there is any way to fix it?

    Not sure I can keep playing if I am going to get a crushing headache after each session...

    KT
     
  23. Dankk

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    Fortunately, Serious Sam 3 has an FOV (field of view) slider. Go into the game settings and you should find it under Video or Gameplay settings (it's been a while, I can't remember exactly). Crank it up a few notches and see if that's any better; if not, keep cranking it up until you have enough "breathing room" and you don't feel sick anymore. :)
     
  24. KeithTalent

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    Cool, I'll try that, thanks. :thumbsup:

    It's weird this is only the second time I've encountered this, and both times were recent, since I've been gaming for ages. Must be getting old. :(

    KT