Choose your weapons and take aim at the most random Serious Sam adventure yet!
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Informazioni sul gioco

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.

Requisiti di sistema

    • 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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XJ9
( 1.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 maggio
Dont be fooled by the trailer with all those camera close ups, it's doesnt have that much action, You have 3 guys, sam and 2 his friends, you have like 5 seconds to shoot something then you have to pick what to do next for every single character attack again, change weapon or use skills. It's something between FF and SS but as this game shows FF+SS=FFS:

+This game has plenty of manly sam jokes in-between levels
+Notable monsters from the SS series
-This game is unplayable boring - you ever thought that serious sam game could be boring AF? No? Here you go. Somebody thought it would be fun to breed action and turn-base but its sucks so much, it takes like 80% of the time to pick what to do and 20% of the time you see any action + with most weapons you use shoot instantly and then you try to dodge stuff but this level design dont let you understand where the projectile going + you have 3 characters so you cant dodge all the stuff even if you want,
-This game so hard to beat, that with addition of how boring it is makes you want to kill yourself when you die from the huge wave of random crаp, because you have to play this level all over again. Wow such a nice game, so you dont want to waste your time on it, isnt it nice?
-it has no steam achievements or steamcards

So in conclusion there is no any reason to buy this sh`tty game other than to fill your library with 1 more Serious Sam game if you want to collect them all. Otherwise i highly recommend not to buy this crap.
Dan Backslide
( 0.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 maggio
2 Seconds of actually shooting the guns 99 seconds of getting shot.
Characters die in 2 seconds.
Enemies live long enough to develop a constitution and rally for monster rights.
Used a healing item, and in the round I used it, I lost the health I gained.
No safety net.
To infinity and beyond.
Serious sam, take me by the hand lead me to the land, that you understand,
'cause this is not it.
Horror Fox :3
( 1.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 12 maggio
Hey everyone and this is my review about the game!

This is a RPG turn based game.


Interface/Menu/Settings

You are able to play this game Fullscreen or windowed mode.
You can't change the resolution size.
You are only able to toggle off the music.
Music is weird.

About the game.

Instead of the normal way the Serious sam series suppose to be. This is totally something new and different. From First person shooter to turn based topview RPG. You have to kill enemies durign a random encounter (like a normal rpg game). They show up out of nowhere and you have to kill them in order to continue. (Pop up like Pokémon). Whenever a battle has started you have to do an action. Every 5 seconds you are able to perform a new move. During the "action" You have to kill enemies and avoid enemy projectiles. Whenever a character dies from your side. You can either revive him or complete the entire wave so he will be revived for free. The enemies are all from the original Serious same series.
Whenever all of your characters has died during an encounter, then you will lose a life. If game over then you will restart the same level over again.

Turn based combat.
Graphics is cartoony.
Graphics is RPGish.
Music is weird.
Not alot of "funny jokes" as we are used to know.

Other things.

Enemies that are too close, will get instantly killed however you do take some damage in return.
Bulls that are charging towards you can be avoided, Failing to do so will take a huge ammount of damage.

Keep in mind that the original Developers DIDN'T UPLOAD THIS. Its just from some strange random guy.
Game is somewhat okay. but the fact that he isn't the original developer gave me a big thumbs down.

I Don't think the replayablity is that high.

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I Give this game a 6/10
Foxysen
( 5.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 11 maggio
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a short combination of jRPG with a shooter. It's one of the Indie line games based on Serious Sam franchise, being made by somebody else aside from Croteam. In this case it was developed by Vlambeer and came out in 2011.

And oh boy, is it a mess from technical standpoint. So much bugs.
Windows 8 users will want to check Steam guides, there is one that has a link to a patch. Otherwise it will start crashing every few minutes.
Mind it, even after patch it still can randomly crash or glitch up. And it will not save your progress, only when you quit to main menu, so I recommend you to do it at the start of every level.
And then there is a bug on final level where if you get game over to final boss at 3-3 world then you will be stuck in infinite loop of game over. And quitting during this loop will not save your progress. So make sure to quit to main menu before the fight.
And then the infinite mode you unlock fails to reset all values properly when started so if you choose to play it right after beating the campaign then it will glitch up after the first battle.

Yep, as you see, this game is already quite dangerous to mess around. It's just not serious enough.

And if we talk about game then there is a single word that can descripe it: novelty.
It really has a nice idea of having shooter combined with jRPG system only to not develop it any deeper or have any good replayability. I mean, it's very short and maps feel somehow too linear and small as well. There isn't much left to be seen after you beat it. And it could be better.

I mean, art is real nice, music is fine, presenation is cheapy and plot is too much of a joke. And gameplay is weird. Most people compare battles to bullethell where it's impossible to avoid everything. To be honest, taking hits is totally okay in jRPG, the point is to survive. There is a reason why you always start with 100% health in each battle no matter how damaged you was in previous battle and it's totally okay as long as at least somebody survives.

And yea, each battle goes like this: a horde of enemies spawn in and camera lets you see what this wave looks like. Then every five seconds you set aim, or order to swap weapon, or to use items. And then after giving orders you get to control vertical position of a party, to minimize damage. It's pretty good, you will learn what combination work the best. But near the end of a game it starts to throw battles that might be even impossible. To be honest, the final level is where you pretty much have to use all the items you hoarded up from before, so it's still possible to beat game easily on second walkthrough by knowing this. Still, could be better.

Oh, and there is overworld. Which is small and not much. And not much randomization. There is no leveling. Well, you do have a meter that fills up after each battle, but it just gives you random item or weapon. And in later levels the grinding is not worth it. Just do it in early level.

And infinite mode that you unlock after beating the game is really cheap. Not worth talking about. Move forward in corridor overworld and get battle.

But yea, it's just some short game and don't forget how buggy this is! But I still think that it works, as part of Serious Sam Indie series and as a novelty, which still holds up as I didn't get to play any other game like this one. But yes, weak weak weak thumbs up. It's very cool idea, but too buggy and short.
Alex
( 0.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 7 maggio
Crashed alot . ALOT !
HYDRA
( 5.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 6 maggio
great game
wiseau-iwnl-
( 42.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 5 maggio
It's good.
Θϭfpez
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 5 maggio
I couldn't stand more than 10 minutes of this game. It takes the concept of "fun", lobotmizes it, then crashes to desktop.
Xorph64
( 1.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 aprile
It's an interesting take on the turn-based RPG. You pick and aim your guns at the start of the turn, spend 5 seconds shooting and dodging enemies, then pick/aim again. It ramps up in difficulty pretty fast, but overall I found it pretty fun strategizing how I was going to deal with each wave of enemies.

That in mind, it's barely an hour long, so you may want to wait for it to be a bit on sale.
GABBA-[CRO]
( 2.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 aprile
This is a cool game. The mechanics of the game are simple. Passed it in 2.5h of playthrough.

I will do some pros and cons for the game

PROS
-The game is simple and easy to play
-No bugs and glitches in the game (I never experienced one)
-You have 3 characters with which you play
-The game has classic Serious Sam weapons
-The game looks small, but it has a lot af aliens you can kill and there are a lot of fights in which you participate
-There are bosses at the end of different sets of areas you play in
-The art for the game is awesome. Even for this kind of a game
-You have 3 lives on each map (I don't know if this is a pro or a con, so I will leave it here), and when you spend all of the lives you restart the whole map from the beginning

CONS
-Community is almost dead
-Game gets me angry when enemies always spawn when I have spent all of my Special Items

I recommend it. I rate it 7/10. Would kill 100 aliens in one fight again!
Villainous Snax
( 0.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 8 aprile
I really liked the Serious Sam series, but this game was just an unfair challenge from the begining without any real sense of skill-based rewarding gameplay.
Imagine if I set you up with an FPS game, where you have to pick 1 axis to move and are allowed to spam in a locked angle with one weapon for 5 seconds at a time. This game does exactly that. I felt like I had about as much an advantage as anyone does with a crane machine full of frightened birds.
In short, do yourself a favor, and spend those 5 dollars on a nice friggin cheeseburger, because at least that burger wont request to be eaten from within a tube sock, using nothing but a set of plastic chopsticks.
NoobTester
( 3.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 2 aprile
Okay Just beat this game, so I guess I am eligible to review it. lol.

It's a cute little game which forces you to use your brains more than your sheer urge of mass killing.
At times it feels pretty easy but mind you, it just feels easy but it ain't easy.
Anyway long story short this game is fun and requires some sort of strategy to bit. The campaign is barely 2hours long but most of the times you die, die and die and in order to beat this game "YOU MUST DIE" not really just kidding. Depends on what kind of strategy you come up.

Look at this video this may seem the quickest Boss Kill
https://youtu.be/QZRRR9IO-uA

But to be honest I died more than 5times in order to beat this Final Boss :p

Anyway I recommend this game, if you see it on steam sale go ahead and get it.
Wedge
( 1.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 1 aprile
You shoot stuff in face, must buy!
Richard Nixon
( 1.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 marzo
There's the possibility of a good game here, but it's marred by poor design choices. Enemy mobs are randomly generated, and the turn-based attacks against a real-time mob become a painstaking game of chance.
PainlessStone68
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 marzo
The controlls, graphics, dialog, combat, and prettymuch everything else needs a redo.

Waste of money :( sorry
BH_m0nkeyno0b
( 1.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 marzo
Vlambeer equals pain
MunicipalRose
( 0.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 18 marzo
Although I can't recommend Serious Sam: Random Encounter at the full $5 asking price, it is a fun little game to kill some time. Not something you'll spend a bunch of time on, but it's something that can be played here and there. It's like the original Final Fantasy with guns, but it's not as strategic. Unless you buy the Serious Sam Complete Pack, this is on sale for $.49 again, or you're into very plain turn-based games, this should not be in your library.
Dr.Java
( 2.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 marzo
Simply amazing and a brillinat 8-bit retro of the classic Serious Sam Series. You won't be disapointed, so grab it and play. Great game to gift to friends aswell.
10/10
Blaze the Pegasus
( 5.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 12 marzo
Well, it is a neat idea for a Serious Sam game but it's not that fun to play. When I first played it I was happy but as I progressed through the game, it became relentlessly difficult. Also, the game glitches sometimes and it has a few bugs. The game is not good or bad, but it's just challenging and it can be beaten in like an hour, depending on how good you are.
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Dont be fooled by the trailer with all those camera close ups, it's doesnt have that much action, You have 3 guys, sam and 2 his friends, you have like 5 seconds to shoot something then you have to pick what to do next for every single character attack again, change weapon or use skills. It's something between FF and SS but as this game shows FF+SS=FFS:

+This game has plenty of manly sam jokes in-between levels
+Notable monsters from the SS series
-This game is unplayable boring - you ever thought that serious sam game could be boring AF? No? Here you go. Somebody thought it would be fun to breed action and turn-base but its sucks so much, it takes like 80% of the time to pick what to do and 20% of the time you see any action + with most weapons you use shoot instantly and then you try to dodge stuff but this level design dont let you understand where the projectile going + you have 3 characters so you cant dodge all the stuff even if you want,
-This game so hard to beat, that with addition of how boring it is makes you want to kill yourself when you die from the huge wave of random crаp, because you have to play this level all over again. Wow such a nice game, so you dont want to waste your time on it, isnt it nice?
-it has no steam achievements or steamcards

So in conclusion there is no any reason to buy this sh`tty game other than to fill your library with 1 more Serious Sam game if you want to collect them all. Otherwise i highly recommend not to buy this crap.
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I couldn't stand more than 10 minutes of this game. It takes the concept of "fun", lobotmizes it, then crashes to desktop.
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Crashed alot . ALOT !
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Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a short combination of jRPG with a shooter. It's one of the Indie line games based on Serious Sam franchise, being made by somebody else aside from Croteam. In this case it was developed by Vlambeer and came out in 2011.

And oh boy, is it a mess from technical standpoint. So much bugs.
Windows 8 users will want to check Steam guides, there is one that has a link to a patch. Otherwise it will start crashing every few minutes.
Mind it, even after patch it still can randomly crash or glitch up. And it will not save your progress, only when you quit to main menu, so I recommend you to do it at the start of every level.
And then there is a bug on final level where if you get game over to final boss at 3-3 world then you will be stuck in infinite loop of game over. And quitting during this loop will not save your progress. So make sure to quit to main menu before the fight.
And then the infinite mode you unlock fails to reset all values properly when started so if you choose to play it right after beating the campaign then it will glitch up after the first battle.

Yep, as you see, this game is already quite dangerous to mess around. It's just not serious enough.

And if we talk about game then there is a single word that can descripe it: novelty.
It really has a nice idea of having shooter combined with jRPG system only to not develop it any deeper or have any good replayability. I mean, it's very short and maps feel somehow too linear and small as well. There isn't much left to be seen after you beat it. And it could be better.

I mean, art is real nice, music is fine, presenation is cheapy and plot is too much of a joke. And gameplay is weird. Most people compare battles to bullethell where it's impossible to avoid everything. To be honest, taking hits is totally okay in jRPG, the point is to survive. There is a reason why you always start with 100% health in each battle no matter how damaged you was in previous battle and it's totally okay as long as at least somebody survives.

And yea, each battle goes like this: a horde of enemies spawn in and camera lets you see what this wave looks like. Then every five seconds you set aim, or order to swap weapon, or to use items. And then after giving orders you get to control vertical position of a party, to minimize damage. It's pretty good, you will learn what combination work the best. But near the end of a game it starts to throw battles that might be even impossible. To be honest, the final level is where you pretty much have to use all the items you hoarded up from before, so it's still possible to beat game easily on second walkthrough by knowing this. Still, could be better.

Oh, and there is overworld. Which is small and not much. And not much randomization. There is no leveling. Well, you do have a meter that fills up after each battle, but it just gives you random item or weapon. And in later levels the grinding is not worth it. Just do it in early level.

And infinite mode that you unlock after beating the game is really cheap. Not worth talking about. Move forward in corridor overworld and get battle.

But yea, it's just some short game and don't forget how buggy this is! But I still think that it works, as part of Serious Sam Indie series and as a novelty, which still holds up as I didn't get to play any other game like this one. But yes, weak weak weak thumbs up. It's very cool idea, but too buggy and short.
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Pubblicata: 18 marzo
Although I can't recommend Serious Sam: Random Encounter at the full $5 asking price, it is a fun little game to kill some time. Not something you'll spend a bunch of time on, but it's something that can be played here and there. It's like the original Final Fantasy with guns, but it's not as strategic. Unless you buy the Serious Sam Complete Pack, this is on sale for $.49 again, or you're into very plain turn-based games, this should not be in your library.
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It's an RPG Serious sam.
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Short version: 39%
Unless you are a Serious Sam fanatic, skip this one; while it is mercifully short, this turn-based action game is plagued with terrible choices that just kill most of the fun.

Long version:
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is not a complex game: the player roams around on a top-down 2D map with Sam and two nameless guys – banded together with the intent of shooting Mental in the face (this is the entire plot, by the way) –, where they randomly end up in side-scrolling battle sequences. This sounds simple (and looks simple thanks to the 16-bit style graphics), yet somehow the developers of Nuclear Throne still managed to mess everything up.

The core flaw of the game is that it is nothing but randomness. It is only mildly frustrating that the same level can throw in three encounters or a dozen during the exact same trip. The real pain starts during combat when one realises they have zero influence on the outcome, as the player can issue exactly one command every five seconds (shoot, swap weapon, or use item) but the enemy horde attacks in real time; winning is just a question of luck on enemy composition and movement patterns. Due to this unpredictable and aggravating mechanic, it takes an unjustly amount of patience to even get to the final boss; a patience most players will probably lack.
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1.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 novembre 2011
Sinceramente mi aspettavo qualcosa di meglio. Nulla di che. Nel caso vogliate prendere un indie di ss allora puntate su double D perchè quello diverte davvero!
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Come genere bellino MA NON VA SU WINDOS 8 PERCHE?
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Pubblicata: 11 aprile 2014
Dedicato a chi piace Serious Sam ma sopratutto a chi piace Final Fantasy.

la cosa brutta però è che non è compatibili su Windows 8 e crasha
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D: !
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Beh insomma...mi aspettavo di molto meglio.
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Pubblicata: 15 maggio 2015
I really, really wanted to like this. Vlambeer is one of my favorite developers, and I do have a small soft spot for serious sam.
The problem with Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is it's a bit like Space Jam, it's an idea that sounds really great on paper but doesn't work so well in execution. It's pretty much a heavily scripted pixelated turn based RPG which has one of the oddest turn based/action combat hybrids I've ever seen. You pick a character, pick a weapon or if you want them to use an item, and then point them in a direction to fire said weapon or use said item. Then you get around 5-10 seconds of action while you try to dodge bullets and hit targets with the aim you set.
The problem with this is that especially when you gain a third party member, it becomes almost impossible to actually dodge anything or have any real "skill" with dodging or hitting. As hordes get bigger later on, aiming gets less useful too, as hordes will get so big that it pretty much doesn't matter where you aim.
Keep in mind this is a scripted RPG, so no shops, no "real" overworld and every item or weapon you get is found as part of the rigidly scripted story that's underwritten even for Serious Sam. There are technically "Random encounters" (heh), but with the rewards they dole out it's actually more resource efficient to just skip straight to the next area.

It's just not worth it. You will probably get about 3-4 stages in like I did and quit when the Texan comes into play because of how impossible it is to keep going.
Buy it maybe it if goes on sale for like a dollar and you're curious. You won't even get an hour out of this.
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Pubblicata: 8 giugno 2014
This is an old school RPG based around the Serious Sam franchise. You'll have a top down map with enemy encounters and be taken to a RPG style battle system. The map worlds are literally one screen sections, if your party is wiped out three times, you need to restart that one map. It would feel right at home on the original Gameboy or a mobile phone. Random battles can happen when you walk one space on the map, so if that angers you, avoid this game.

The real game is the combat, each battle pits you and your allies against several if not dozens or hundreds of enemies chasing after you. You select fight, swap weapon or item. Any of your characters can use any weapon. Here's where it gets interesting, the weapons and enemies have uses like in an action game. The revolver will shoot at the closest enemy, the shotgun is a defensive weapon if any enemies or big projectiles get within a proximity of the user, the rocket launcher sends a spread of 3 rockets one per turn, the grenade launcher does big damage.... if you can hit your target in it, since enemies move, they might be gone before the grenade lands, and there's a mini gun where you aim the line and fire until the end of the turn.

Enemies have different properties too. Some will stay far and shoot, others will chase after you and damage you, killing themselves. Enemies are quicker and slower than you, so you can either outrun them or they'll catch you. All of the combat is a really fresh take on RPG turn based combat. Oh and as your turn is happening, you can move your party up and down on the screen to dodge projectiles or stall for time as you wait for the next shotgun blast.

After every battle, you get full health. The items mostly consist of armor power ups, health, attack buffs. All of which seem to be needed for bosses at the end of each one screen map.

So if I enjoy the game how could I give it a negative rating?

The game is a steep climb in difficulty before you know it. Walls of bullets, things become unavoidable, deaths are inevitable even if party members are revived with full health after a battle. Everything needs to be done in battle and that is the real downfall. You cannot use any items such as armor outside of battle. So if you're facing a wall of bullets against dozens or hundreds of enemies, you'll just get slaughtered again and again. Luck of who you fight plays a big part of your survival. You can grind all you want before a boss battle. The catch is once you've used your 3 lives, you'll need to start that map over again without all of the grinding you just did. Another problem with lack of grinding is that you can't go back to a previous map to grind and no amount of grinding will save you from bullet walls that comes with every enemy encounter past a few maps. Another downfall is there is no native controller or steam support. Not even key binding, but everything else is a much bigger glaring issue.

In all, its just a fresh take on old school RPGs and I like it, but its as if the developers didn't play the game past a certain point. If you're looking for a very difficult new RPG that is unforgiving and makes grinding meaningless, this is the game for you.
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29 persone su 39 (74%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Sconsigliato
1.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 luglio 2014
If you want to play a bullet hell in which you can't dodge bullets, go ahead and buy this game.
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25 persone su 34 (74%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
1.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 dicembre 2013
A great use of the Serious Sam franchise. An old school top down desktop exploration game combined with JRPG fighting mechanics. Save Sam and support Vlambeer in the process for only a few bucks!
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35 persone su 53 (66%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
1.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 gennaio 2014
Most serious game OF ALL TIME! Contained absolutely no joking around, horsing off, rigamarole, goofin, flim-flam, ballyhoo, jim-jammery, ribbing, ribaldry, jesting comments, light banter, hoopla, slapstick, vaudvillian wisecracking, farcitude, slack-cutting, or campiness of any kind.
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23 persone su 33 (70%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Sconsigliato
0.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 ottobre 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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46 persone su 77 (60%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
0.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 maggio 2015
Developer #1: WOAH! Did the game just crash again!
Developer #2: Yep.
Developer #1: Should we release it?!
Developer #2: Yep.
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14 persone su 19 (74%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
2.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 gennaio 2014
This game is stupidly hard. its way harder then it looks honestly. i bought it because i wanted to own every serious sam game. so i did. when i played it i remember thinking, "this is nothing like the trailers." the game is pretty much ok this guy shoot at these people he- oh wait im dead.
but its still amazingly fun and worth it :D i still love it
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