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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
18 July 2010
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. Theres more types of enemies and tons more guns, its just a lot of Horde shooting!
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″). Playing the previous games is not essential although those who have will see definite plot ties.
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? Well, for a start the game structure and pacing is absurd, and often laugh-out-loud ridiculous.
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. So why bother to upgrade to high definition? Unlike first-person shooters like Modern Warfare 2 and BioShock , the Serious Sam games never aspired to sear anyone’s corneas with their beauty.
Excerpt: Though Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is an exemplary title for those looking to satisfy their craving for golden age shooters, the pace is not suited for everyone (especially newcomers). It's a hardcore offering in an unbelievably simple package. The recreation here is so faithful that it's difficult not to recommend the game to everyone in spite of that hardcore bent, especially given the achievements and multi-player support.
Excerpt: Can we be serious for just a minute? Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (SS HD:TFE) is out and it needs some attention. I’ll be the first to admit that I giggled incredulously when I was told that I must review this latest release of an old classic, and I took to the task like any mean-faced guy with shades would take to an incoming alien invasion. I have to say, though, that SS HD:TFE is a disappointment.
Excerpt: Serious Sam got its start back in 2001 by enticing PC gamers with a cheap price tag and strong visuals, hooking them in with frantic arcade-style shooting that even then was a total throwback. Croteam developed Serious Sam: The First Encounter to be a stiff middle finger to the emerging complexity of the genre from shooters based around storytelling as well as multiplayer features.
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.