Choose your weapons and take aim at the most random Serious Sam adventure yet!
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The legendary Serious Sam reloads and rearms in an explosive, turn-based RPG developed by indie developer Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Ridiculous Fishing). Serious Sam: The Random Encounter follows Sam and his band of oddball mercenaries as they battle across a pixilated world teeming chaotic battles, hordes of bizarre creatures, and mysterious secrets. Choose your weapons and take aim at the most random Serious Sam adventure yet!

Serious Sam Indie Series


The Serious Sam Indie Series is an extraordinary program launched by Croteam and Devolver Digital to partner with gaming's most creative independent developers and design radically unique Serious Sam games in a variety of styles and genres.


Key Features:

  • Turn-Based Awesome: Battle across three worlds of pandemonium with Serious Sam and his band of quirky commandos as they clash with legions of relentless creatures hell-bent on ruining your day. Choose your weapons and prepare for an absolute onslaught of merciless enemies charging from every direction.
  • Extraordinary Visual Design: Behold the pixilated brutality of Serious Sam’s struggle against evil in glorious retro-styled graphics. Visit the exotic locals of Egypt and dangerous caverns overrun by Mental’s twisted horde. Battle by land or take on all-new aquatic variations of classic Serious Sam baddies in underwater skirmishes unlike anything Sam has faced before!
  • Serious Strategy: No magic here, son. Select from a variety of dynamic items to increase your party’s stats, toss out some Headless Kamikaze bait, or bring everything to a devastating halt with the all-powerful Serious Bomb.
  • Challenge Mode: Take on a never-ending wave of Mental’s most fearsome minions and attempt to post the best score to win the admiration of your friends and family.
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter was created by Dutch indie duo Rami Ismail & Jan Willem Nijman and features crisp pixel art by Roy Nathan de Groot & pixel-animator Paul Veer. The game had its chiptune music created by Alex Mauer and the trailers were produced by Canadian video-magician Kert Gartner.

Системни изисквания

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 100MB free space
    • Video Card: 256MB Video Memory or higher, DirectX 8 or later
    • DirectX®: 8.0 or later
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20 от 29 човека (69%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 13 октомври 2014
IF you own windows 8, DON´T BUY THIS. I doesn´t work at all, sound is bad, it´s a laggy game overall
IF you own windows 7, definitily buy this, it´s an awesome take on a JRPG wqith the Serious Sam theme, humor, lore.
(I just not recommend this because the devs said they would fix this and Super Crate Box two years ago, no progress yet).
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Публикувани: 10 октомври 2014
Crashes. Don't know why? But it crashes:(
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Публикувани: 12 октомври 2014
dont buy this game it crashes every ♥♥♥♥ing second
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9 от 15 човека (60%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
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Публикувани: 15 октомври 2014
DONT BUY THIS GAME ON WINDOWS 8 IT WONT WORK


Early Update
Got it for 50 cents i thought i would of given it a try.
Windows 8 buyers beware the game can't run on it.
Positives: Old school arcade vibe.
Interesting concept
Cons : Bad Controls
Unresponsive at times.
Frustrating at times
Bad dialogue
Feels repetive after the first ten minutes.

Ran the game on windows 7 hopefully they fix the windows 8 issue.
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1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
0.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 17 октомври 2014
As much I want to recommend this game I can't. Simply because it is boring. It is turned based like last remnant. But the action isn't the middle of the game. You have 2 npcs which you control. In each round you can decide which weapon they use and which area you want to attack it with. After the fights it is a different map, e.g. pokemon. You are walking around till next battle. Overall I found it pretty lame. The enemies and the npcs aren't compareable to the normal serious sam games. To the sound: The sound is relativly good compared to the rest of the game.

Overall I give the game a 3/10. It is playable when you have nothing to do and need to chill a bit. But wouldn't recommend it for hardcore serious sam fans.
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3 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
2.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 ноември 2014
Its fun at first, but by world 3-1 its gets impossible. Everything before 3-1 is great, but due to the massive jump in diffuclty, I can only recommend Serious Sam: The Random Encounter to the most Serious fans of the series.
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8 от 14 човека (57%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 10 октомври 2014
There are no control options and it crashed a lot. 1/5
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4 от 7 човека (57%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
4.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 22 декември 2014
Game constantly crashes. Developers tell us an update is coming soon to fix it but nothing and the game still crashes after a few minutes of playing. Would not recommend the download even if it was free.
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0.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 11 октомври 2014
of what i have been able to play it is a fun game game but if your using windows 8 or 8.1 don't buy the game it crashes about every 5 minutes and the game stops working
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1 от 2 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 октомври 2014
Good game if you just want to sit down and play for a bit, but not a extreme get into game.
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0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 25 октомври 2014
Pleasently suprised...Made 10minutes go in a flash!
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2.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 14 ноември 2014
Fun game.Gets hard after a few battles but if you like hard games then this is for you.Crashes sometimes
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0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 ноември 2014
Hardcore sh*t
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Публикувани: 25 февруари
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a mash-up of Serious Sam, old-school JRPGs (say, Final Fantasy) and, unexpectedly enough, a bullet-hell shooter. Yes, it is definitely all of those things!

Context
Just a little bit of history, this was part of a series of promotional Serious Sam games, created by Devolver Digital to promote the (at the time) upcoming Serious Sam 3.

The other game of the series I've played, was a 2D side-scrolling shooter, where you could mount guns on top of other guns, and had massive mobs of enemies exploding around you. It was a blast!

With that said, when I saw this available on a sale, I decided to give it a go, as ridiculous as the premise sounds!

It's a byte-sized game made by Vlambeer, so you know what to expect, knowing them -- sometimes unfair, yet really fun and chaotic arcade gaming!


Presentation
The visual style in this game immediately shows what the game is. It features the indentifiable Vlambeer style, with the whole SS crew of headless guys with bombs for hands and lava monters! I'm not too familiar with the Serious Sam games (I own them, just haven't gotten around to playing them), so I can't say how faithful it may be.

Regardless, it looks pretty cool. It's a retro looking and sounding game, but not in a lazy way.

You'll literally fight dozens of enemies at once, in each battle, all with a big flare of explosions and bullet flying around. You may argue that it sometimes obfuscates the screen and isn't very clean -- but honestly, that's not the point. It's supposed to be silly, mindless and over-the-top, and that's exactly what it is! In a good way.

Each area has a very characteristic look, and it's really great to see hordes of enemies on screen getting obliterated.

The music is a bit strange. I can't tell if it's a different and more retro arrangement of SS's music. Regardless I think it's pretty good! Some of it (especially the drumming) sounds like MIDI, and the rest is simply synth based music. It does fit the theme, though!
Futuristic levels sound futuristic, egypt level sounds oriental, that sort of stuff. I really enjoyed the music while I played the game!

In the way of options and interface, it's a bit limited, but it doesn't really matter very much. I beat the game in less than 2 hours, so there weren't any major problems that I've found worth mentioning.

The writing isn't at all serious, being very self aware and constantly poking fun at both SS and JRPG tropes. It was amusing to me, taking the context of the game into account.


General Structure
In this game, you have 3 different levels, each with 3 different stages.

It plays like a JRPG. You have a topdown view and a small map, sometimes with "puzzles" to solve. I say "puzzles" but I don't think they count as that. It's more the concept of puzzle that the game uses to poke fun at. Go to A, press switch, door opens -- with guts and explosion in the middle.

In these maps, there are, as the name suggests, random encounters!
Yes, about every 2 steps. Literally. Don't worry, the maps aren't all that big. At the end of each battle, your characters gain a bit of armor, if they didn't get hit, so it definitely rewards "decent" play -- skill isn't a big factor in this game, no worries!

You'll have to balance exploration (very minimal, each stage fits easily in one screen) and just rushing to the end. Why? Because there are chests spread around the stages. These chests contain weapons and items that will certainly prove useful. On the downside, you'll have more encounters, which is more dangerous.


At the end of each level there's a Boss fight, which mainly involves a big horde plus a really big unique monster.

Death is punished, buy it's not too punishing by any stretch. I find it completely fair! You have 3 lives. If you die in any encounter, you'll go back one step behind that encounter, and lose a life. If you lose all your lives, you simply restart the stage. Since the stages are really short, it's never a problem.

You start with only one character, but then pick another 2, on later levels.

General Mechanics and Combat System
Ok, this is the interesting part of the game, of course! How exactly do they combine JRPG combat with bullet-hells?
Well, honestly, not very well, from a design standpoint. It is, however, a fun idea to experiment in a game like this!

Basically, it's a turn-based bullet-hell game. The game stops every 5 seconds. When it stops, you get to choose an action. Use an item? Change weapon? Or maybe you'll simply attack. When you attack or change weapon, you'll chosen which direction you'll want to shoot, and that's about it.
While it's really simply, conceptually, it has many more ideas thrown in, which I'll talk ahead, regarding weapons. (1)

Outside the turn, you basicaly move vertically, trying to shoot your enemies, and dodge bullets (which is worth mentioning by itself (2)). The items aren't very interesting, although they certainly are useful. There are items that heal the party, give them full armor, 4x damage, speed, huge bombs, etc. Nothing very unique, but I'm glad they're there regardless! It adds variety and some degree of tactic to the combat.

I think that's enough to give you a general idea of what the game is. Now, I'd like to discuss some aspects that may make-or-end the deal, for you.

1.Weapons
First off, I'll write about the weapons, since I think it's the coolest aspect of the game. There are several different weapons. And when I say different, I mean different! Not just more powerful, faster, bigger -- they actually feel different, and have mechanics of their own, playing with the turn-based side of the game.
For example, there's a Revolver that is a bit weak, but auto-targets close targets, killing them one by one.
There's a Shotgun that shoots only in a certain range that you assign to it when you choose your turn-action -- Trading individual damage for less, spread damage.
There's a big Cannon that is piercing and very large shot, basically killing everything in front of it (or the direction you choose) -- however, you always have to wait for a turn for it to recharge! And using items doesn't count.
Then, there's a Grenade Launcher and damage a radial area of your choosing.

I could go on, but this gets the point across. The weapons are really different from one another, and it adds quite a lot to the combat! It also adds interesting aspects to the weird, unique concept of this game.

2. Dodging enemies and bullets with 3 characters
I've talked about my favourite aspect; now it's time for by biggest problem!
The game is very unbalanced. Period. There was certainly some thought put into it, since the game is beatable for sure, and item placement helps with that. However, this is a very byte-sized game, and such a thing wouldn't work on a bigger game. But I'm digressing.

The point is, when you're in battle, it's almost impossible to dodge enemies and bullets. Your only defense is actually a brutal offense. If you can kill everything before it gets to you, you're in a good spot! Otherwise, you're screwed.

I mean, there are 3 characters, with a decent space between them. So, if you want to dodge, you'll have to dodge with all three at once. Besides, with the amount of enemies that there are, you'll often be overwhelmed, at one point or another. It happens a lot, but you can be more prepared on your next try.


Conclusion
The game doesn't require a lot of skill, directly because of this. It's a mindless game about slaughtering hordes of enemies at once, with big guns.
Still, it's chaotic and fun! If you want a short, little, but mechanically ball-sy game, look no further! It's not perfect, but it has its moments!
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3 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 9 октомври 2014
Game crashed when I defeated the first boss.
10/10
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0.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 11 октомври 2014
Bought this cause it has a -90% sale.I am really dissapointed at this game.
Too many enemies,I can't even dodge their attacks
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Публикувани: 8 октомври 2014
Doesn't work for windows 8 even though Vladbeer apparently promised to fix the problem.
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0.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 24 октомври 2014
This game keeps crashing at the third battle. Come on Vlambeer! I Expect Better from you than this!
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Публикувани: 19 февруари
Crashes during the first boss or the fight right before him with no known fix. Waste of money because steam has no quality control at all. This is another reason why piracy is so strong, because devs put out garbage and never fix it. These devs are some real scumbags.
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Публикувани: 9 март
this game is so bad i cant even start it sometimes and the sound dont work i can play the game in 5 minutes until i crashes and i have to do everything over again dont buy this its just a waste of money...
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