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Old 10-24-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

I know it has not been out for long, but any first impressions. For 4$, its a great price too.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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The Trailer and "Wtf is..." looks pretty cool

only thing i worry about is replayability. but its only $4 if you own a Serious Sam title so hard to complain
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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Some good cheesy fun. I only played the first couple levels and thought it was okay. It didn't hook me like some of the other recent indie games.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:37 PM   #4
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Since it is 20% off, I went ahead and bought it. I haven't had much time to play it yet, but it looks like a fun indie game.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:40 PM   #5
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I think Ill get it too. Rather get 15 Indie games than some stupid AAA/
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:51 PM   #6
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I think Ill get it too. Rather get 15 Indie games than some stupid AAA/
This.
I liked the "WTF is" and it kind of convinced me to give it a try.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:53 PM   #7
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K guys just finished the game
took me about an hour or so

its still a good indie game despite its length.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #8
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For those, like me, who were out of the loop on posts #2 & #6: ► WTF Is...: Serious Sam : The Random Encounter ?
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:27 AM   #9
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K guys just finished the game
took me about an hour or so

its still a good indie game despite its length.
It only has 1 hour of game time? OMG.....
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:13 PM   #10
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It only has 1 hour of game time? OMG.....
It also has an endless mode. But I bought it just to support Jan Willem Nijman for all the free games he made that I love (Pixel Warlords, Go Go Marine Squad, Pro Killer Man, 10800 Zombies, and Smallness). Wish he'd fleshed out most of those games though.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #11
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Music is great, other than that... meh, not my kind of game.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:25 PM   #12
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I'm at stage 3-3 right now. The game is hard, really hard. I have nearly 10 - 15 game over screen per level.
Countless enemies and your weapons seems completely ineffective. Right now it's just a very frustrating game.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:50 PM   #13
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I just bought it and damn, it's really quite hard. I mean the enemies just shoot one million freaking pew pew stuff at you and it's damn difficult to dodge. :E

If there was a way to be able to use items outside of combat, would make it a whole lot easier. xD

Anywho, I'll get through it eventually, I think. Kudos for a different view on side-scroll combat though. Really like it!
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:52 PM   #14
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I've only been playing it for an hour or so, here's a few thoughts I'd like to share.

It gets quite hard after a while. I'm currently stuck at level 3-3 and I keep helplessly dying. Dodging gets quite pointless, but you can still use movement to adjust your aiming so that's fine.

One thing I find quite punishing is having to stick to your last weapon loadout everytime you have a new encounter. As far as I can see, choosing the right weapons according to the enemies you're facing is crucial, and losing most of the first round by having to swap weapons gets quite punishing. Having a "setup" phase (i.e. no swapping delays) at the beginning of each fight would definitely enhance strategy, but I guess that's not what the developers meant the game to be like.

On the good side, I like that the Game Over lets you restart at the beginning of the chamber and not at the beginning of the world/game. That makes it less frustrating.

As for the rest, I love the concept, the music, the art, I think Vlambeer are a great team.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:20 PM   #15
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This game is too damn hard.
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