Publicado: 23 de enero
Not sure how this game got great reviews at Steam. It's not a bad shooter, but it's nothing that made the Serious Sam series so addictive in the first place. Gone are the huge open environments with gazillions of monsters coming at you. Sure, I'm 5 levels in and run into a few mini-romps, but 95% of my time so far has been spent fighting building to building in a rundown and shell-shocked version of Cairo. Honestly, if I wanted this type of environment, I'd be playing a WW2 shooter, not Serious Sam which always supplies crazy arsenals and over the top fights. Everything is definitely a visual texture upgrade over the same creatures you'll remember from the first classic Serious Sam games, but it lacks the originality of the level design and beastie placement from the original games. Remember a million frogs attacking you in the ambush room? Or coming out of the pyramids to have a ton of bulls running you down? I'm sure there are some fun levels such as that somewhere in this game but I've played at least 1/3 of it so far and most of my fighting has been bad guy to bad guy, running in and out of cover, all the while searching every abandoned shop trying to find the occasional hidden health or armor. Even the typical Serious Sam (i.e. Duke Nuke Em) humor is stale this go around. Remember the headless guys that kamikaze right at you in the first games? They're back but it was such a predictable design, I knew exactly when they would overwhelm me, and I knew exactly what Serious Sam would say and when. Oh well, at least I know there is an online game mode that might give me more value, and the fact that I barely paid a few bucks for this game in one of Steam's sales. And that is as much as I would recommend you pay too. I would have rather spent $50 and bought the latest Far Cry game or new shooter. Usually the "dump bin prices" give me a hidden gem, but not this time.