330 Comments
Posted by Chazzi27

Either the capture is off or this game has some serious screen tearing when turning 360 degrees....It's disappointing. I'll stick to FE and SE on Xbox Live for now lol.

Posted by mrcraggle

This video is going to do little favour for Alex for the haters and Ryan just seems down on the game the entire time. You're either into SS or not at all and it seems like this QL was just a chore for the pair.

The game clearly starts too slow with just being able to melee and having a pistol but Alex was pretty fucking shit to not get past the point and bring on the better guns and just increase the level of crazy shit that happens. I feel like this QL misrepresents the game but for those who have played SS in the past and enjoyed those games, you'll love this one but if you didn't like them before, there's nothing here for you.

Posted by XenoZak

I do love serious sam despite its stupidity.

But I wish alex wouldnt run around looking at the floor, well first 5 minutes was that anyway. Also the sensitivity was way too high, hurt my head after a while.

Edited by Paddles

Have to say that this quick look was not the best representation of the game. I get the guys respect the Serious Sam series, but they seemed ill-informed about this game and the series to address what it is and whats special about it, how it differs from the previous and meld it into the previous ones gameplay. Those first levels aren't the best, in fact I would guess the aesthetic and pacing was to help players more familiar with the other more popular shooters ease into what it is. Also Alex did not have enough time with the gameplay to understand the constant strategizing that is required in those big fights. He needed to to manipulate those kamakazies to to take out 2, 3, 4 behead bombers each. As Croteam said, its about "dancing" with the enemies, I like to think in those big arena battles its like playing Geometry Wars in first person.

However I get its not everyones cup of tea, the humour is hit and miss, but not offensive, but i thought, as with the old ones, it was a freshness via old with new, from all the other FPS's.

Also I love the Music (for what it is in the game).

Posted by dragonzord

Starts off with a bad cutscene with dumb looking character models. Dumb jokes that might or might not be self-aware. Starting the first person SHOOTER without a gun? Ripping an eyeball out of a monster? Is this Duke DLC?

Posted by Robo

BFE stands for Before the First Encounter...y'know...because it's a prequel to the game Serious Sam: The First Encounter.

Posted by geirr

Pretty much sums up my experience with any Serious Sam game.

Posted by andrewf87462

As annoying as Alex is, and as bad as this quick look was, this game actually looks pretty good.

Posted by LiK

Oh man, Alex wasn't doing so great. lol Game looks like DNF but without the titties. PASS.

Posted by Sharpshooter

How do you get a head shot on a guy with no head?

Posted by TerryWogan
@Feigr

Complaining that the game has story is the most pathetic bullshit critique of a game I have ever heard. I guess it wasn't being ironic enough for Alex, who hasn't been able to like anything in a non-ironic way for many many years it seems.

The game looks fine I think, I might get it at some point.

EDIT: Also Alex should go to a speech coach or someone that can teach him to stop saying "so there's that" and "so that's a thing" or "that happened" over and over and over again.

Not wanting to pile on the negatives, but I agree with this. As a relative newcomer to the site, this is the first time I've watched something with this guy and he's so annoying. Sensitivity was set far too high as well. No accuracy at all.
Posted by Zembosis

This game looks GREAT!

Posted by ItBeStefYo

@TerryWogan: Serious Sam dont give a fuck about sensitivity

Posted by toots

wait alex bitching about a videogame? no way! Also this game looks pretty okay. I hope it gets totally nuts with the guns/enemies in later levels, still interested.

Posted by jonnyXx

Man why did they add reloading, totally kills the tempo. =(

Posted by MisterMouse

@Addfwyn said:

On one hand, more Alex quick looks are a good thing. On the other hand, Serious Sam has never appealed to me in any way

This

Posted by Matfei90

So while he was going down the stairs, I had to ask myself - "does this game have strafing, or doesn't he use it?"

Posted by Scotto

Game looks alright, though the environment shown was pretty bland. I like the enemy designs in the SS series.

Alex kind of sucked, but he knew it, haha. I see this video has over 215 comments - can only imagine how many of them are people losing their shit about Alex, or how bad this QL supposedly was. Sigh.

- Scott

Posted by ApolloBob

Serious Sam is clearly a gigolo and offering the BoyFriend Experience

Edited by PimblyCharles

OMG, a PC game that runs good?! Bethesda, time to take notes you stupid fucks that can't program a PC game... as you can tell I'm really mad at the 1.2 patch for Skyrim right now, it broke my already broken game even more...

btw, Ryan, turning on vsync was awesome! I've been saying you guys need to turn it on for PC games all the time. Seriously, thanks! Maybe next time you can make sure to set vsync to application controlled in your video card control panel, so it actually works... It's a step in the right direction though. D'ohhhh

Posted by Alex

I'll be the first to admit I did a pretty crap job in playing this one. I've played the game for all of two hours at home, and frankly just didn't have a great handle on the strafing. No excuses, just wasn't quite up to top quality playing on this one.

That said, I totally "get" that the intro is a parody of shitty modern shooters. It's also not a particularly funny or clever one, nor is it especially fun or interesting until the enemy waves finally kick in. Just because something is intended to be a joke does not make it a funny joke. Ya know?

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Posted by LiquidPrince

This was pretty sickening to watch. So damn jittery.

Posted by BoomSnapClap113

@Gav47 said:

@PrivateIronTFU said:

Boo hoo! I don't like Alex. Boo hoo! They're no good at this game. Boo hoo! They don't understand this game.

This guy knows whats up. Be less whiny GB community.

Posted by thirteenyahs

man, even with vsync on this looks terrible.

Posted by EchoEcho

I love Alex. It's really sad that people are always frothing at the mouth for a chance to bitch about him anytime his name pops up on the site, though. Irrational hatred is irrational.

Guess what, people -- it says who's playing the Quick Look right under the title. If Alex is a blight upon your very existence, then don't watch a video that is labeled as featuring him. Unless you're really that desperate for an opportunity to air your many and sundry grievances over how the man has made your life a living hell.

If that's the case, here, I'll help.

Since time is short, here's a checklist for you: Don't forget to say how bad he is at his job, at playing games, and at life in general. Also, be sure to make at least a few personal attacks while you're at it, so he won't mistake it for simple, professional criticism. Then, that done, you can go back to saying how hilarious and awesome the rest of the guys are when they behave the exact same way during their own Quick Looks.

Posted by MyNiceIceLife

This may have already been answered, but was Alex using a controller to play this? Cause the movement seemed way to slow to have been a mouse and keyboard.

Posted by Mijati

This is one of the only quick looks in the history of the site I've not been able to watch all the way through. No, not because of Alex, but because of the camera. I almost immediately felt sick and about 1/3 of the way through I just couldn't watch any more. I have no idea what it is about it but ugh, I'm not usually someone to get motion sickness or anything like that so even more strange.

Posted by Starclopsofish

Jesus christ, the screen tearing....

Posted by august

GOD WHY IS BRAD SO BAD AT VIDEO GAMES JEEZ

Posted by august

@Sharpshooter said:

How do you get a head shot on a guy with no head?

Whoa.

Posted by Whirblewind

@DarkDude said:

This is one of the only quick looks in the history of the site I've not been able to watch all the way through. No, not because of Alex, but because of the camera. I almost immediately felt sick and about 1/3 of the way through I just couldn't watch any more. I have no idea what it is about it but ugh, I'm not usually someone to get motion sickness or anything like that so even more strange.

Posted by zockroach

The game looks pretty sweet! Great job Alex/Ryan!

Posted by prestonhedges

@Alex said:

That said, I totally "get" that the intro is a parody of shitty modern shooters. It's also not a particularly funny or clever one, nor is it especially fun or interesting until the enemy waves finally kick in. Just because something is intended to be a joke does not make it a funny joke. Ya know?

All those people complaining about you not getting the joke were just joking, though.

Posted by big_jon

@Gliz9 said:

@teh_destroyer: Actually fuck that, Alex still sucks. Just because he's been playing and reviewing games for a while does not mean he is good at them, or good at representing them. Look at the shit show that is IGN, most of those guys have been review games for years and years, doesn't mean they can properly review a game to save their lives.

You sound like a douche...

Posted by Milkman

@ichthy said:

People here are fucking babies.

Posted by McDevy

Painful to watch. Ugh, Alex.

Posted by Milkman

@gladspooky said:

@djames216 said:

@Gliz9: Alex worked at Gamespot alongwith Jeff, Ryan, Brad & Vinny for a number of years. He is more than qualified when it comes to video games.

Everyone you've just listed have proven over the years that they know nothing about video games.

BWHAHAH! I've seen some dumb comments on this site but this may actually be the dumbest. Impressive.

Edited by Dahitman
"I'll be the first to admit I did a pretty crap job"

Here guys, this will make you feel better. Everytime you feel Alex had done wrong just click this gif.

Posted by Milkman

@Gliz9 said:

So bring in the movie guy to do video games, yeah alright.

Okay, this guy is pretty dumb too. Let's call it a toss up.

Posted by blaakmawf

I like the screaming guys.

Posted by SpaceRunaway

God! Patrick sucks at this game so much!

Posted by Manatassi

Ok I'm sorry but Alex was playing that like a dumbs.... it takes 30 sec to get to the first gun if you don't wander about like a moron for ages. If you play the game like that you aren't going to have much fun, and it certainly don't make for a great quick look. Not saying the game docent have problems but that quick look was just overly negative about the game which is weird.

Posted by sam89

Alex, you're cool... don't let the haters tell you otherwise.

Posted by moondogg

Ehhh, this just isn't my thing.

Posted by ucankurbaga

If you want to enjoy the video, skip to 12th minute and watch from there.

Posted by selbie

Ryan sounded bored as fuck in this QL.

Posted by The_LMFAO_Guy
@Milkman said:

@Gliz9 said:

So bring in the movie guy to do video games, yeah alright.

Okay, this guy is pretty dumb too. Let's call it a toss up.

You can tell right away that guy and anyone that's complaining about Alex has no recollection of the classic GameSpot days. i feel like up to this point, the GameSpot community has enough newer users that have no recollection of those classic GameSpot days as well, and probably saying that current GameSpot is way better =(.
 
The thing that I don't like about this community is their horrifying love for Gerstmann. That man is not only not as good as he was in his GameSpot days, but also offered plenty of terrible moments, and yet, this community is so forgiving of him.
 
I don't like that this community has no problem attacking other editors of this site because they're not Gerstmann. People even attacked Davis because he's apart of the next endurance run. Sure, the attack on Klementia is not surprising (I don't like him), but it's Davis! And I do remember someone complaining about Navarro's articles not being "professional" What the cock sucking fuck??????? THIS IS MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Anyways, why does Navarro get more love on Screened than he does here?
Posted by DopeFishLives

Not to jump on the band wagon, but this guy is really bad a video games.

Posted by Sarge_Gunnerz

Serious Sam's voice always cracks me up. Sounds like he's demon possessed/gargling water/hoarse from screaming his entire life.

Posted by Jack_Lafayette

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that maybe Alex wasn't the best choice for this quick look. He... doesn't seem to be very good at Serious Sam, to say the least.