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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
1 August 2012
Conclusion: When you play on serious though the game will take you a long time! it is very tough on serious but if you manage to beat it on serious you unlock Mental which is CRAZY!!! If you have ever played Left 4 dead this is a lot like it but better in my opinion.
Excerpt: Serious Sam games always felt like they were made in about 12 minutes by inebriated chimps: “Okay, put one big monster here, then put an even bigger monster over there. We’re done!” That lack of craft and trashy irreverence always gave the games whatever frisson they had.
Excerpt: Let’s get straight to business. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is an update of the brain-dislocatingly mental first person death-a-thon released by Croteam a few years ago, and it is also a bloody great game. But why, we hear you ask?
Excerpt: Has the PS3 finally found that Holy Grail; a fantastic exclusive first person shooter? Coming in the wake of the sadly dissapointing Resistance 2, Killzone 2 is the third game in the Killzone series, with previous outings on the PS2 and PSP (the second shooter, hence the “2”).
Excerpt: Serious Sam: The First Encounter first strode onto the scene in 2001 and laughed in the face of the progressive thematic elements that its brethren were exploring at the time. While retro shooters such as Doom and Duke Nukem paved the way forward and other first-person shooters were busy tackling...
Review: Serious Sam HD – The First Encounter (Xbox 360)
26 January 2010
Conclusion: It could do with some gameplay refinements to make the enemies have more personality and to make it more fair but as a whole Serious Sam HD is a great revisit to a past classic. One of the best looking Xbox Live Arcade games to date. If you’re interested at all, this game is worth the bucks.
Summary: A high-definition remake of a nine-year-old computer title, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter makes its Xbox Live Arcade debut. With a return to the run-and-gun style that made Doom and Duke Nukem rule the first-person shooter scene in the early '90s, featuring relentlessly paced action and...
Pros: Frenetic action against swarms of aliens, Four-player co-op, Towering boss creatures
Cons: Repetitive design hasn't aged well, Limited weapon selection, No split-screen or deathmatch option