張貼於：03 月 23 日
Serious Sam 2 sucks compared to the other games in the main series.
The graphics are unappealing and way too bright. Objects have a "shine" when light hits them. Even your guns can get this "shine". It makes me want to stick my head in the dark ground. I am comparing this to the HD versions of the first Serious Sam and BFE since those are the only ones I've played but that is the point. This game has so many flaws that you wonder why you are playing it when you could be playing another Serious Sam game already installed?
The biggest problem with the gameplay is the weaponry. Your shotgun is way too powerful while your Uzis are way too weak. You get a plasma rifle but you have to lead your shot which is very annoying. Your default pistol is a crappy space pea shooter that you have to hit 2 again to get rid of. You can also throw grenades with your RMB which kind of act like the grenade launcher (having that all the time is a plus). Every start of an episode (which there are 7 with 6 levels max (Kleer Planet has 4)) gets rid of all your weapons. That wouldn't be so bad if there were fewer episodes.
Another problem with the game is the level design. In other Serious Sam games you have large areas to fight enemies in. Serious Sam 2 has medium areas (at least up to where I stopped playing Planet Kleer) compared to other games meaning that you won’t use your rocket launcher as much in fear of damaging yourself.
The scoring system is awful. Instead of the difficulty level multiplying your score it adds a small amount of points to it. The lives system messes it up too. You get 100 pts for every life you have and you get another one every 10,000 pts. When you die your point counter doesn't reset or go back to the points you had on your last checkpoint. You can abuse the scoring system on certain levels. On the 2nd to last level of the Chinese planet you can gain more than 10000 points easily within the first 5 minutes. Just die and repeat till you reach the max. This could help some people who hate the lives system except that at the start of every level your lives reset back to 3.
Story and Setting:
Basically some morons from the Sirian Great Council teleport you and tell you to find 6 pieces of a medallion to gain access to Mental's fortress. Netrisca now talks and is voiced by a blue British alien. The game's cut scenes are pretty funny even if they do too many fart jokes. You go to planets that have NPCs. Usually only the leader can talk to you while the others just say "Hello" and "Help". This is different from the nice and eerie feeling of walking through a gorgeous uninhabited paradise in the first games. And all to be more funny.
Just get this game last if you are really curious.