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Posted on 2010.06.01 at 13:38
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I never learned to effectively strafe, and this has been my undoing in many games. I was never really a "gamer." My mother was married, and they didn't have a basement. Besides, I love the sniper rifle, and dislike games in which its an ineffective weapon.

Looking to play "something else" (my son's blanket catch-phrase since he was two) I scoured teh net for FPS ideas and ran across several which listed, "Serious Sam" as a good coop for the 10-and-under crowd. Though I was initially turned off by the amount of gore and dismemberment (especially for that age group!) I'm a huge fan of games which let you control the amount, so I disabled both and we let'er rip.

I haven't been that "on-edge" in a very long time. There were many monsters to fight - each with a frighteningly unique audible cue which cased my adrenal glands to shit secrete themselves at each level - every wave of mindless hordes came with increasing difficulty and within the huge, nearly limitless environments in which we traversed, often from afar doing little to assuage my impending doom.

What a great game. What a freaking mowfest!

We finished the game.


And he's playing through it a third time with his sister.

Also, I can strafe now :D


This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2010-06-01 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
Serious Sam is a lot of fun.
quicksilvermad at 2010-06-02 01:28 (UTC) (Link)

I love the smell of pixels in the morning.

FPS is the ultimate "spend hours upon hours of just shooting shit up and then realize it's past midnight" type of game.

CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-06-02 01:55 (UTC) (Link)
How have I never heard of Serious Sam???
ehowton at 2010-06-02 03:11 (UTC) (Link)
I dunno. Best part? It runs FANTASTIC on older hardware.
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2010-06-02 03:37 (UTC) (Link)
That was actually a major selling point for a while. It looked nice but ran on much older hardware.


ehowton at 2010-06-02 03:49 (UTC) (Link)
I want to make commercials like that.
thesweetestnote at 2010-06-04 23:29 (UTC) (Link)
thesweetestnote at 2010-06-02 21:14 (UTC) (Link)

Pretend Violence Rules!

Edited at 2010-06-02 09:16 pm (UTC)
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