Originally Posted by RollingSkull
I did not like Serious Sam 3. Hell, I thought it was worse than Serious Sam TSE by miles and I don't even like Serious Sam in general.
SS is a mindless arcade shooter where you do a lot of backpedaling and strafing side to side as you shoot hordes of enemies. This gets old, however, as having a big fight of 50 enemies and then another fight of 70 enemies repeat ad infinitum wears out the welcome of the combat at Dynasty Warriors levels, and the shooting itself isn't gratifying enough to keep you coming back.
MANY disagree with me on this assessment but I stand by it. I've tried every Serious Sam game.
The problems unique to Serious Sam 3 are apparently a misguided fear of overplaying the 60+ monster melees, so enemies trickle in a half dozen at a time to each level and half of them are weak but fire hitscan bullets and the other half are lethal up close but take a lot of damage. There's nothing much else interesting in the dynamics, especially in those small trickles. Where giant slogs at least have the fun of mayhem, this trickle in crap ruins the pacing. It's just not fun even in the Serious Sam sense until you get to the last couple of levels, and even then, every new enemy, every new weapon, gadget, and gimmick in SS3 is a value subtract from SS:TSE. None of the new stuff is fun to fight or use.
The DLC, I cannot imagine buying for either game. The levels are largely homogenous and there is no small number of them. Any attempts at goofy variety in level design are almost always ill-conceived messes. There's so much monster shooting in the main game that I have my fill before the credits roll. I can't see myself signing up for more especially when you can go back and just co-op that stuff again to get your fix.
you just saved me 9 bucks, thank you, sir.