Nutty Preacher Proclaims Serious Sam as Our Savior

Nutty Preacher Proclaims Serious Sam as Our Savior

Is the second coming of Serious Sam just like the return of a religious figure? One psychopath seems to think so.

Croteam released Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter on April 28, 2010, and a cult appears to have risen up around the game. This recent trailer, titled the "House of Sam," has a very preacher-esque Josiah Turtleton praising the name of Sam and doing a whole bunch of other nutty sh*t.

He juggles scarves, heralds the use of AOL CDs (?), and sprinkles HD around the room with Sam's trademark angry-faced bomb while trying to keep his balance in orange wheelies. It's all in the name of Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, which is a remake of the non-HD version of the game using Croteam's latest Serious Engine 3. Technically, the game is a remake of the sequel to Serious Sam: The First Encounter, which was previously remade in the same manner as Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, becoming the sequel to the remake. I aim to confuse. SSHD: TSE is available for the PC through Steam and is also coming to Xbox Live Arcade

First-person shooter fans without a Serious Sam under their belt, take heed. Serious Sam is a pretty awesome, albeit somewhat repetitive, series of games. The object is usually to shoot the crap out of a ton of monsters. Did I say a ton? I meant a TON (capital letters mean more). See the gameplay scenes in this trailer? You'll be doing that the whole time, and sometimes may be overwhelmed by dozens upon dozens of monsters in one battle as you constantly wonder when it'll end, but it never does. Quick save is your friend in Serious Sam.

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter also has a bunch of multiplayer modes and 16 player co-op, but for the PC version only says a choir. It's currently $20, and should provide plenty of mad shooter action for the money. Just don't expect Sam to absolve your sins because you put on an orange suit.

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PRRRRAISE SAM! 16-player coop in a $20 dollar game is brilliant.

I can go with this. Serious Sam is our saviour. I love you Sam Stone <3

Wierd ad but as a religion it makes about as much sense to me as any other so;

I hear you, i hear you lord and i shall go unto the steamiest of shrines to make an offer that is worthy of your attention in the hope that my life is blessed with something serious. Sam save us all.

What the fuck...?

Honestly, that ad has nothing on the Kevin Butler PS3 ads in terms of funniness; or even anything Valve has done, for that matter. I feel like they were trying too hard.

Hmm this could be interesting.. i may have to get this when it hits the arcade.

What's with the red nose? Does that mean the preacher drinks a lot?

Also, lol at the "gangsta" three finger ring.

"Cover systems are for heathens"

That made me chuckle.

SniperWolf427:
What the fuck...?

Honestly, that ad has nothing on the Kevin Butler PS3 ads in terms of funniness; or even anything Valve has done, for that matter. I feel like they were trying too hard.

This. It really didn't seem that good to me... just trying to mimic the humour of others.

Which I guess is better than not trying at all.

Tom Goldman:
Did I say a ton? I meant a TON (capital letters mean more).

Awww, why'd you have to go do that? Now we'll have a crap-ton of people spamming caps lock on their posts, because it "means more"...

OT: Yeah, I haven't tried a Serious Sam game before, but it's not the sort of game that appeals to me (endless hordes of enemies that you shoot). I'm sure all my friends will love it though...

That was hilarious and also very disturbingly strange. The bit at the end though with the operators? Priceless.

Er...
I honestly don't know how to respond to this...

Low Key:
What's with the red nose? Does that mean the preacher drinks a lot?

What red nose?

*yawn* Another attention whore, nothing to see here, move along

I bought The First Encounter HD and I don't like it. It's very repetitive, there needs to be some breaks in the action in an FPS game. If all I'm doing is constantly pressing down the fire button and shooting waves after waves of the same enemies it ceases to be fun anymore, because all the satisfaction of getting a kill is lost if it's all I ever do.

Another overrated 'classic' game to add to the pile of old games that hardcore gamers still praise even though the gameplay has aged terribly. Along with Deus Ex, AVP, Morrowind and many many more.

Galad:
*yawn* Another attention whore, nothing to see here, move along

Did you even watch the video?

EA should take lessons when it comes to propogating video games using a religious message. Fake televangelism is funny! Fake religious fanatics are not!

Saerain:

Low Key:
What's with the red nose? Does that mean the preacher drinks a lot?

What red nose?

You don't see it? His nose is as red as a tomato. Almost like he put sunblock on every part of his face except his nose, then sat outside for a couple of hours.

praise sam the almighty :P

I don't know, the Church of Nukem makes it very clear what happens to heretics...

AverageJoe:
I bought The First Encounter HD and I don't like it. It's very repetitive, there needs to be some breaks in the action in an FPS game. If all I'm doing is constantly pressing down the fire button and shooting waves after waves of the same enemies it ceases to be fun anymore, because all the satisfaction of getting a kill is lost if it's all I ever do.

Another overrated 'classic' game to add to the pile of old games that hardcore gamers still praise even though the gameplay has aged terribly. Along with Deus Ex, AVP, Morrowind and many many more.

you dare insult my god, ok now I have to kill you, thats how these things are worked out, FOR SAM!!!!!!!!!!

Wow. That guy is...just wow. Whatever floats your boat I suppose. I'm in no position to judge him, but I did like what he had to say. :D

Zayren:

Galad:
*yawn* Another attention whore, nothing to see here, move along

Did you even watch the video?

No, and now that I watched it my comment remains the same.

16 player co-op?

I haven't seen that many since 10player SWAT 4. I want I want very much!

Loved the Serious Sam series when ti first came out so Im all for its return!

Guy's nuttier then an Oh Henry! Bar.

I like him!

Probably been said by now, but this is serious business.

Trying a bit hard I thought. Still the spitting bit brought a smirk to my face.

Current gen shooters need Serious Sam to break its foot up their asses. That or Duke Nukem. Why does every single shooter nowadays have 2 guns and auto regen? Why ALL of them with exceptions so few that it's negligible?! Where are the good old days where you could throw all strategy out of the window on lower difficulties and charge in guns blazing with 10 guns and truckloads of ammo for all of them?

I'm not saying that the current system is bad, it just pisses me off everyone is copying the trend, like it's the only acceptable set of rules. What the hell?

Aylaine:
Wow. That guy is...just wow. Whatever floats your boat I suppose. I'm in no position to judge him, but I did like what he had to say. :D

Did you play the previous Serious Sam games?

sinclose:
Current gen shooters need Serious Sam to break its foot up their asses. That or Duke Nukem. Why does every single shooter nowadays have 2 guns and auto regen? Why ALL of them with exceptions so few that it's negligible?! Where are the good old days where you could throw all strategy out of the window on lower difficulties and charge in guns blazing with 10 guns and truckloads of ammo for all of them?

I'm not saying that the current system is bad, it just pisses me off everyone is copying the trend, like it's the only acceptable set of rules. What the hell?

Aylaine:
Wow. That guy is...just wow. Whatever floats your boat I suppose. I'm in no position to judge him, but I did like what he had to say. :D

Did you play the previous Serious Sam games?

I played one of them, that came free with another game I purchased. It was quite some time ago, but I did have a lot of fun with it.

Mr. Goldman, I find your writing appalling.

On the Xbox it is only 15 bucks, so it is totally worth it. And really, the game has aged well. Played Second Encounter for the first time on Xbox and feel it ranks with other modern FPS in terms of fun and skill. Not tech, storyline, or design, but equal or better in terms of skill and fun.
But this ad is kinda lame though.

 

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