Croteam Unveils Serious Sam HD Gameplay Trailer

Croteam Unveils Serious Sam HD Gameplay Trailer

The first gameplay trailer for Serious Sam HD has been released, giving gamers who missed the original a chance to see exactly what they're in for.

Kids these days, with their Halo and their Killzone and their "characters" and their "story." What do they know about the simple pleasure of killing everything that moves because... well, just because? What do they know about standing your ground against 500 screaming guys charging down on you when you've only got 450 bullets? What do they know about Serious Sam?

The fact is that the original Serious Sam came out more than eight long, depressing years ago, meaning that a lot of today's voting-age gamers were barely old enough to dress themselves when the classic Croatian killfest first appeared on the radar. Ironically, the amazing simplicity of its concept can actually make it a bit tricky to explain, so it's lucky for us that the Croteam gang have released the first gameplay trailer for the upcoming remake, Serious Sam HD, now available for your viewing pleasure and edification.

In order to eliminate confusion, I'll answer a few questions preemptively. Yes, you will fight gigantic, charging bulls in the Egyptian desert. Yes, you will switch between a quad-barreled automatic laser rifle and dual Colt revolvers. Yes, those screaming dudes had no heads and bombs for hands. And yes, the whole damn game is like that.

Serious Sam HD comes out later this year for the PC and Xbox Live Arcade.

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Cool. The trailer music was unmistakeable "Hope Overture" by Clint Mansell. Good stuff; the gameplay looks like absolute mayhem.

Malygris:
The first gameplay trailer for Serious Sam HD has been released, giving gamers who missed the original a chance to see exactly what they're in for.

So...Serious Sam is like Duke Nukem?

Wtf are people whining about DNF for then! Here it is!!!

Looks mad crazy, yo.

I still stick by my original thoughts, the developers were under every drug under the sun when they made this game. WTF was with those guys who used to scream when they ran at you? What the hell were they called, and what was on their hands? (I remember them holding something, maybe not, memory is a bit hazy)

Damn this looks sexy. I loved the first 2, and I'll probably be getting this for PC if the price is right (I installed the first 2 off a friend who had bought them :P ).

Sweet, Serious Sam gets awesome Graphics. Sweet.

Oh, yeah I friggin loved the first two encounters.

Awww yes, I miss the old shotgun blast from a million miles away games.

It's the exact same game just in higher resolution (not even much prettier).
And they make an official release out of that? Really?
Normally that's just a community mod...

Aaah! My nostalgia is kicking in!!

It looks AWESOME!

...Too bad it's not really worth paying, if they don't add new maps/monsters/weapons, I'm not paying $50 for graphics.

OMG!!!! This is an Epic day.

ChromeAlchemist:
Looks mad crazy, yo.

I still stick by my original thoughts, the developers were under every drug under the sun when they made this game. WTF was with those guys who used to scream when they ran at you? What the hell were they called, and what was on their hands? (I remember them holding something, maybe not, memory is a bit hazy)

The were bombs.

I've seen XBLA pricing for SSHD at 1200 points ($15) and PC pricing will probably be similar, in the $15-20 range. It's pretty reasonable for a do-over; yeah, there's absolutely nothing new here (except for the co-op I guess) and I sure wouldn't pay "new game" price for it, but for 20 bucks or less, I'm definitely in.

hansari:
So...Serious Sam is like Duke Nukem?

Wtf are people whining about DNF for then! Here it is!!!

Duke Nukem and Serious Sam are two completely different games.

For one thing, Duke Nukem his self is a Evil Dead character, where as Serious Sam is a time traveling super-soldier with a smart mouth.

One's a cliche and the other's a cliche with some personality.

Anything is epic when put to Requiem music.

Still, I might get this for X360. Looks kinda nifty.

OMG soooooooo many good memories from the first 2 Serious Sams. This is deffinetly on my must buy list!

hansari:

Malygris:
The first gameplay trailer for Serious Sam HD has been released, giving gamers who missed the original a chance to see exactly what they're in for.

So...Serious Sam is like Duke Nukem?

Wtf are people whining about DNF for then! Here it is!!!

I honestly don't see the comparisons being plausible. Duke Nukem is nothing like SS, and vice versa.

kickin wiing:

ChromeAlchemist:
Looks mad crazy, yo.

I still stick by my original thoughts, the developers were under every drug under the sun when they made this game. WTF was with those guys who used to scream when they ran at you? What the hell were they called, and what was on their hands? (I remember them holding something, maybe not, memory is a bit hazy)

The were bombs.

That was it! Those crazy guys, I'll take two of what they're having.

Malygris:
I've seen XBLA pricing for SSHD at 1200 points ($15) and PC pricing will probably be similar, in the $15-20 range. It's pretty reasonable for a do-over; yeah, there's absolutely nothing new here (except for the co-op I guess) and I sure wouldn't pay "new game" price for it, but for 20 bucks or less, I'm definitely in.

Count me too at that price, I'm on board.

oh my god yes! i can't believe they're remaking the first one! this is a must buy, much as i love intelligent games i also have a soft spot for the dumb ones like this :D

I liked the first one up until it kept shoving me in large spaces being surrouned on all sides, and then kept doing it more. I might consider getting it if I'm up for some FPS survival.

But that's the whole point! You just don't see that kind of epic, endless slaughter in your average FPS. You'll kill more guys in one room of Serious Sam than you will in entire levels of most shooters.

Silly game writer, you don't mention 'Halo' and 'story' in the same sentence.

As for Serious Sam, it was nonsense, but it was epic nonsense. Especially the ending.

I'd pay full retail for this. No lie. This game stands against most new age games with ease. I've played through the first and second encounter roughly 5 a piece, mostly on co-op. That game is just unbelievably fun. Who cares if it's just a slightly prettier version, it's Serious Sam. The only game to come close is probably Painkiller. Oh, and the final levels are undoubtedly some of the most memorable in any game I can think of.

Malygris:
But that's the whole point! You just don't see that kind of epic, endless slaughter in your average FPS. You'll kill more guys in one room of Serious Sam than you will in entire levels of most shooters.

Or even than you will in entire games.

I'm glad that CroTeam is still about and I'm glad that they're putting out a revamped version of Serious Sam, if only because this is a game that isn't trying to be anything but pure mindless genocidal fun, with a very large capability for co-op play thrown in.

That and it's one of the few FPS games not involving the mafia that has the Tommy Gun as a weapon. We need more Thompsons in games...

Abedeus:

...Too bad it's not really worth paying, if they don't add new maps/monsters/weapons, I'm not paying $50 for graphics.

They're releasing it on PC and XBLA, I highly doubt it will be $50

 

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