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Old 08-14-2011, 07:25 AM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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Here is the article by NoFrag (translated) writer Dr.Loser that goes along with the video posted earlier. I apologize for the mishap. To see the original in French click here.
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Ten years later, nothing has changed except the graphics engine.

Serious Sam 3 uses the same engine as the HD remake of the first episodes. Not surprisingly, the game would then look like an HD remake of an old game of 2001. The lights are very static, rigid animations and sounds are basic, like the physics engine. It will appeal to nostalgic perhaps, but we are far, far away from what is currently done.

Where it gets stuck really, is that graphic designers have tried to follow a realistic artistic direction, but the technical realization is not at all to the task: you end up with photo-realistic textures in an engine that fails to illusion. The result is inconsistency in contrast to what was proposed in the old game of 2001.

Fortunately, you do not play in Serious Sam for its graphics, but to kill tons of enemies.

Sam "Serious" Stone has had many critics like Dr.Loser. They don't care that many gamers love him and his games. He is uncompromising and doesn't subscribe to the same format that many modern shooters follow. Sam has never pretended to be anything but Serious Sam throughout all of his games. So if a reviewer decides that the latest and greatest Serious Sam 3: BFE isn't up to snuff because it isn't a Halo or Call of Duty game... then that should speak for itself.

That aside, I would like to comment on some things in Dr.Loser's preview. First, don't disrespect another site for having a different opinion, then calling them llamas, and then trying to look innocent by saying: "Who am I to judge?" That is seriously not cool. Second, be informed about the product you are previewing. Serious Sam 3 is based on Serious Engine 3.5 which is newer than the HD engine and it looks great if you run it on a machine with decent hardware on higher graphics settings.

Finally, the video... don't post a video of yourself playing like a llama in Serious Sam 3, hiding behind sand dunes like a Modern Warfare weenie. This is Serious Sam! No cover! All man!

Ironically enough, Gamepur and N4G had more positive things to say about your own video than you did.

Did I forget to mention that this was a pre-beta? Yeah. Think about it.

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Old 08-14-2011, 07:49 AM   #2   Add To Ignore List  
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Why would you record a video on low quality graphics in the first place? :/
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http://www.dailymotion.com/nofrag#videoId=xkj6sx

New video by the same guy.
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He's gotten much better at this.

Even my knuckles were white when the kamikazes started showing up en masse.
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Haha yeah, it's Serious difficulty, so he would have died if he's not playing seriously. Notice that in Serious difficulty, the max health is only 50. That is a thing.
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Looking amazing. Exactly what I am hoping for.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:04 AM   #7   Add To Ignore List  
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Nice video. Lol @ the part where Rodriguez calls in Sam, and gets blown up by a kamikaze later.

And holy shit, at the ship warping in, LOOK AT DAT EFFECTZ AND DEBRIS when it's destroying a building. For a pre-beta, that is quite good.
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I hope the final game will have even more enemies on Serious than what the video shows. I mean, that difficulty should be designed for those who are hardcore Sam fans and are feeling masochistic.
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Wow, the more i see this game in action the more i'm impressed. How people can say it has mediocre graphics is beyond me. And that pistol looks unbelievably fun to use! Can't wait!

EDIT: Oh, and i love the way the game referenced the first encounter with the kamakazis spawning over that hill after sam makes a joke. xD (And the music there was epic)
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Haha yeah, it's Serious difficulty, so he would have died if he's not playing seriously. Notice that in Serious difficulty, the max health is only 50. That is a thing.
It's not serious difficulty.
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It's not serious difficulty.
It is not? It's in the video name.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #12   Add To Ignore List  
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once again, I missed the awesomeness
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once again, I missed the awesomeness
Do you mean because it said its a private video? Cause i was able to get it to show still :o
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:42 PM   #14   Add To Ignore List  
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Do you mean because it said its a private video? Cause i was able to get it to show still :o
well it's not letting me watch it. the private censor is blocking me.
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well it's not letting me watch it. the private censor is blocking me.
Yah that happened to me at first too! But i was able to watch by either one of two things i did. First, i subscribed. But i dont think that made a difference. Then, i clicked on "More info" and it took me to another page and started playing! Hope that helps!
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Yah that happened to me at first too! But i was able to watch by either one of two things i did. First, i subscribed. But i dont think that made a difference. Then, i clicked on "More info" and it took me to another page and started playing! Hope that helps!
Thanks Jolly! the more info click bypasses it! by the way, welcome to the forums sir
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Thanks Jolly! the more info click bypasses it! by the way, welcome to the forums sir
Hey no problem, glad i could help! I know i almost had a heart attack when i saw that "Private Video" screen come up! And thanks for the welcome!
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It blocked again. Obviously Croteam does not want us seeing this. We should maybe be kind and let them have a break heh.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:27 PM   #19   Add To Ignore List  
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It blocked again. Obviously Croteam does not want us seeing this. We should maybe be kind and let them have a break heh.
http://www.dailymotion.com/nofrag#videoId=xkj6sx
click the link above and make sure you click on "more info on this video". you'll get to watch it after that
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:49 PM   #20   Add To Ignore List  
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Great, great! Lots of action with poor weapons only }:] Imagine what can come next!
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I am still blocked. I watched it earlier, now I want to go back to the awesomeness :C
EDIT: NVM, wrong button - Damn you stupiditity....
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I've watched that new video about 5 times already, and i cant tell if that very last rocketeer the player killed with the sledgehammer right at the end puts his hands up like its protecting itself? Or maybe its just moving in a way that looks like it. Either way, that would be a kinda neat thing if weaker enemies protect themselves if you raise the sledgehammer within a certain distance to them.
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Wow.
I hope you can turn that blood-on-screen off.
Hate that too.
Basically hate anything that obscures my vision.

Did anyone notice how the tree swayed and leaves/fronds fell off of it when the kamikazi exploded near it?
Freakin SWEEETNESS !!!!
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Wow.
I hope you can turn that blood-on-screen off.
Is there a feature you don't want to turn off?
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Wow.
I hope you can turn that blood-on-screen off.
Hate that too.
Basically hate anything that obscures my vision.
BLOODY SCREEN... so real ! Yea, maybe with a snorkeling mask.

Funny how in many posts you say "I hope you can turn that off". Well, I agree with you. It would be good if there is an an option to turn off all potentially annoying stuff:

- "R reload","E melee" - no need to tell me that
- bloody screen... just some suggestions.
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Is there a feature you don't want to turn off?
Ummmm, not many.
Not many.


Its all about choice.
I really dislike being forced to use/see/view something, just because someone else likes it, and thinks everybody should play that way.

Like, fov below 90 makes me physically ill.
That wobble effect in Amnesia makes me physically ill.
Blood on screen doesnt make me ill, but I dislike being FORCED to play with blood all over my screen.

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Well I agree there should be as much choice as possible. I'm just poking fun.

The HD games had blood splatter on the screen, but it was pretty rare (I think it only happened when something was gibbed right in front of you). Did it bug you in those games?
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Yep, bugged me in those also.

I actually asked CT if there was a way to turn it off (in the old forum, before crash), and they said there wasnt.

I am hoping there will be this time, as there seems to be WAY more blood splatter, and not so translucent as the HD's.
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That option would require some control as it creates an optional advantage that could aid you in competitive matches and the leaderboards.
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So?
I dont play MP.
I play SP.
Make it a SP only toggle.
Problem solved.
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