Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is seriously random fun
As I was waiting for Battlefield 3 to install and for the arbitrary unlock time, I noticed a new release on Steam – Serious Sam: The Random Encounter.
Serious Sam and I have had a mixed relationship, with high-points like The Second Encounter and low points like Serious Sam 2. This latest release is not actually the mindless shoot-em-up you see from most of the franchise, instead it is a mindless turn-based shoot-em-up. I played it for about 30 minutes and I can tell you, the formula works. The Final Fantasy-lite gameplay makes for some fun battles without getting bogged down in too much complexity.
Will look into reviewing this game later on, but at $5 I can already recommend this to anyone looking for a quick distraction.
Note: Tagged this as an Indie Game because while it bears the Serious Sam license, it was actually made by indie developer Vlambeer. Look em’ up!