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Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Pondering the Imponderable

I played through the Serious Sam Public Test 2 yesterday just to see what it is like. I couldn't decide if the wave after wave of enemies was frenetic or simply annoying. Having said that, seeing a harpy blow up in a cloud of feathers like a dove hit with a Randy Johnson fastball is a unique experience. The werebull is also very cool. The graphics are gorgeous. For $15, you certainly can't beat it.

A lot of people compare it to Doom with its constant barrage of mindless enemies. When I played Doom, there were parts that actually scared me a bit. Nothing in Serious Sam is particularly terrifying. It's deliberately campy in places. The saving grace might very well be co-op play which was my favorite part of Doom.

The Master comments: I never did play co-op DooM, but I DID play quite a bit of co-op in Quake 1. That was a blast. It's amazing how tactics come into play in a co-op game like that. Great stuff-I hope to see co-op come back in the role it used to have in DooM and Quake 1.

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