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Serious Sam: The Random Encounter review
24 June 2012
Excerpt: How much time and money are you willing to lose in order for a game to sell your own nostalgia back to you? If your answer was anywhere above an hour and five dollars, then you’re in luck! Serious Sam: The Random Encounter will cost you exactly that. Even so, you still may wish to reconsider.
Pros: Right length for any player, Lots of shooting, 'splosions, Bold take on the series
Cons: Hastily built, Underpowered weapons, Boring and repetitive
Summary: The value we see in things is based on what we get out of it, rather than what we put into it. This is true in all aspects of life. This is also why I don’t factor cost into my reviews, because a 99-cent game is too much for a homeless person and $100 is nothing for a rich person.
Summary: I have a confession to make. Until recently, I have never played any of the Serious Sam games. Yeah, it’s a crime, I know. However, when the first game came out in 2001, I wasn’t really into first person shooters.
Excerpt: The world of RPGs is a surprising one to see Serious Sam in. Nevertheless, as part of the Serious Sam Indie Series, Dutch developer Vlambeer has risen to the challenge with the creation of Serious Sam: The Random Encounter .
Conclusion: Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a fun, albeit short game that delivers where Serious Sam games try too, with shallow but dumb fun. The humor is great, graphics are nice and the game is fun while it lasts.
Excerpt: When I was a young whippersnapper, Serious Sam meant a flurry of indomitable enemies, plenty of gunpower, and Sam's bad attitude to keep things moving along. These days, or at least in the case of Serious Sam: The Random Encounter , part of the Serious Sam Indie Series, it means RPG mechanics,...
Conclusion: All in all, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a good game for the money. It’s a short, compact experience with light RPG elements. This game fits well into the Serious Sam franchise and delivers what the fans expect, and that is over-the-top combat with a few one-liners thrown in for good...
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter Review (PC-Steam)
Gamers Daily News
24 October 2011
Summary: It’s definitely a novelty game aimed at a specific audience of people who enjoy both Serious Sam and classic RPGs, but that group should enjoy it enough to get their money’s worth (a mere five bucks) out of this clever idea.