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In today’s generation of gaming the hero has an infinite supply of regenerating health. The only way for characters to die in storylines is if you aren’t playing them. Bad guys are faceless drones where ramped up difficulty means they don’t miss but they’re still drones. Weapon caches mainly consist of M4, AK-47 and Scar variations and the men have all turned into cover-wanting saps. Well, that all changes today with Croteam’s Serious Sam 3: BFE.
Available today, Serious Sam 3: BFE throws away the need to take cover…Sam is all man and he does what any real man in a life-threatening situation would do when countless baddies are shooting particle dispensing beams and limb-shredding lasers at him…he stands in the wide open with a big gun and shoots at things until they start dying.
As stated in the press release…
Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom. Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 3 takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries. Set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt, Serious Sam 3 is an exhilarating fusion of classic twitch shooters and modern gameplay features. NO COVER. ALL MAN.
That’s right…when the Cyber Demon was shooting countless rockets at 100mph aimed at the Doom Guy, did he take cover and hide to wait for his health to recharge? Heck no, he amps up the turbo cheat and goes 266mph and outruns the rockets, then punches the Cyber Demon square in his cybernoid butt until he explodes. Did the Corridor 7 guy, when he was being hounded by all those ugly mofos, ever stop to reload his tri-cannon minigun? Heck no, he shot it at everything until he ran out of ammo and then went and got another gun he didn’t have to reload. Hence, in honor of these heroes, Sam rekindles the nostalgia of impossible weapons against impossible odds using impossible amounts of machismo.
Despite all that testosterone fuelled anger fuelling Sam, there’s actually an option to get a little help from friends…three friends to be exact. In addition to the chronic multiplayer deathmatch modes, Croteam decided to take the destruction level one step further by implementing a four-player splitscreen co-op option. It’s rare in today’s modern PC age but completely unreasonable that we don’t get more splitscreen games…besides, most PC monitors are large enough for the task…not to mention dual and triple-screen setups. It definitely saves money for having to buy another PC just to play via LAN.
You can pick up a copy of Serious Sam 3: BFE right now for only $39.99 or get the double deluxe edition for only $49.99. You can check out more info on the game by visiting the Official Steam Page.