| Platform: PC, Xbox |
Publisher: 2K Games
Publisher in Russia: 1C
Project website: http://www.serioussam2.com
Requirements: P-April 2, 512Mb RAM, 64Mb Video
It is hard to find amateur action, which would not be familiar with a steep Sam. At one time, the brainchild of Croteam has made a real revolution in the genre, proving that the plot shooter, contrary to the predictions, and have not managed to bury the "meat" genre. Just to gamers have regained the love of the primitive, but a dynamic fighter, you need to intelligently approach the matter.
Expectation was full of anxious thoughts. Will the game to preserve the dignity of old? Do not lose the brand of drive? Fuel to the fire and poured a very unfortunate demo version, released by developers for a few days before release. Boring urban living, ridiculous opponents and the absence of truly large-scale battles plunged fans in shock. All worried about only one question - is it the whole game will be just as dull and monotonous?
Meat and minced
The plot is traditionally simple and unassuming. And if he needed to do this project? There is a goal - Mental. There is a vast arsenal and an impressive army of enemies. It is not hard to guess that we need to. Well, if you do somehow miraculously get into the plot, a dead end, a nice voice girl Coordinator will give the necessary clue.
The essence of the game still boils down to processing hundreds of opponents in the minced meat with the help of various weapons. It is worth noting that the developers kept their promise, the world is really filled with giant creatures. First encounter with a huge mechanical spider or robot Tirex remember you for a long time. But fear not worth it. Monsters Serious Sam 2 fully confirm the famous saying that "the more rack, the louder it falls." Cracking down on them is much easier than with the crowds smaller, but more numerous creatures.
Diversify the extermination of adversaries is also designed equipment, which occurs during the passage of indecent lot. War, sitting in some flyers, more fun than shoot peshkodrapom. Moreover, many villains can not just shoot, and to crush. Particularly well suited for this business spiked bubble, climbing into that, Sam becomes a sort of semblance of a deadly bowling ball. The only pity is that this device meets only twice per game.
If, however, became quite ill, you can use the stationary turrets that are carefully placed by developers in areas of maximum accumulation of opponents. But sometimes they do not save. After all enemies are such tight formation that the breach in their ranks are sometimes beyond the power of even a machine gun.
Bosses. More precisely, boss. Since the time of The Second Encounter are substantially transformed, becoming not only larger in size, but also more diverse. It is noteworthy that beat leaders "ahead" will not work. For each opponent will have to pick individual tactics, finding his weaknesses. The most vivid impression on a fun pink dragon, which you want to shoot from stationary ballista, gathered with the help of pre-boot to spring a huge boom.
It is gratifying that Serious Sam 2 is not trying to pretend to be a serious thriller. First and foremost this game - banter and ridicule as on numerous colleagues in the genre, as well as over by the genre. What to say skeleton Dukas Nyukema tied to a post on one level. Yes, and links to other toys are found almost everywhere. Even the names of the levels here speak for themselves - Doomed Canyon, Unreal Wasteland, Area 5100 ...
Himself the protagonist regularly gives Crown frazochki, wondering who it is scattered in the surroundings as valuable "trunks", or giving comments on the intelligence of enemies. Especially funny sounds utterance climbing into the sewer Sam that the toys without the sewer level just does not exist. Banter, and only.
Appearance Serious Sam 2 in the first minutes of the game is literally shocking. Pestryaev colors, funny models, as though he had just descended from the pages of comic books. Really after the realistic models of Doom 3, Far Cry, Half-Life 2 and the mass of the recently published hits IS possible to play? Even as much as possible. You just need to schedule Serious Sam 2 for what it is and try to find it its zest.
And as raisins in the Serious Engine 2 - excited and a little cart. The engine is still copes with open spaces. And although such giant fields as in the first part, Serious Sam 2 we did not find the place to give battle to a hundred or so minions of Mental, enough with interest.
Landscapes will not get bored for a minute. Just fought in the jungle? Get ready for the journey into the world of giants, where every abandoned calf is comparable in size with a huge log. The plot throws us into the most bizarre places.
The glory succeed and voice. In the midst of battle, when you climb on all sides by a crowd of snarling monsters, from the horizon leave tens of disgusting giggling clowns, a gun pops never ceased for a moment diminish slightly better sound. And then the deaf for long.
Around Serious Sam 2 vengeance hotly disputes. Some argue that the game has lost all of the best pieces of the first part and turned into a simple children's arcade. Others assert that the Serious Sam 2 - it's just that Sam, that we all dreamed of.
Sound and Music: 8
Score Author: 9
Serious Sam 2