The shooting borrows from modern classics like DOOM while retaining the unique battles that give the series its cult classic status, and the narrative mostly succeeds when it remains over-the-top and completely carefree. Serious Sam 4 learns from what didn't work in Serious Sam 3 and should be on the radar of not just series fans but for anyone who enjoys a good, well-made FPS.
I love these reboots of classic games. First Doom and now Serious Sam 4. The game is super entertaining. Pure, mindless shooting. No **** paid powerups, no **** skins for $$$. Just clean game that needs decent reflex and concentration to progress. Cool enemies, crunchy jokes, fun guns, idiotic story and tons of shooting. It is SS as good as it gets. I am happy that I gave this game a chance. SS4 is another game that is a proof that professional reviewers can be wrong (just like with Terminator Resistance). I like the game so much that I got the new DLC as well. SS4 is just a great way to loose some steam. :)
These game have bad cinematic, cheap cutscene and poor animations. The game has so many issues. So if you're an elite PS4 Call of Duty player - don't play this game. But if you're looking for brainless FPS with fun with endless waves of enemies and decent music - play this game. Don't buy it for full price, but with discount or play on Xbox Game Pass.
Serious Sam 4 is a very good game in an underwhelming package. There's no doubt that the relentless carnage and large levels hit the sweet spot of old-school FPS charm in the solo and co-op modes. It feels good to shoot, dodge and scramble to pick up items at a frantic pace. The various bugs, long load times, and lackluster presentation drag things down significantly. It is well worth playing if you need a classic shooter fix, but be prepared for rough times until a few patches come into play.
When combat is firing on all cylinders, and the Legion System isn't crashing your PC, Serious Sam 4 is a decent slice of old-school shooter goodness. Yet, in sticking to its guns, Serious Sam 4 ends up being an aggressively mediocre experience.
It's still good old Sam. All innovations are good. The return of two-handed shooting, useful alternative shooting modes, various gadgets - all these things fit perfectly into the gameplay. This game is as good as TSE and BFE.
The game is controversial for evaluation, but I will try to explain in detail the value judgment about this game.
Background. I bought the game on pre-order, on the first day of release I started playing the game on the "SERIOUS" difficulty level and in 5 days I almost completely completed it, but I could not go through the last chapter, because I went taken to the army. Before I was completely sent to serve, I watched the end of the game on YouTube. After serving in the army (December 2021) and until April 2022, he did not touch the games, but then he again replayed the game on the "SERIOUS" difficulty and completely passed it in 6 days, provided that came out a lot of updates and fixes were released in this game over the year.
The alien invasion must be stopped. Briefly and clearly. From part to part, the essence of the incident does not change and it is not explained how they got to the planet (except for the final boss, but this is not the beginning of the game, so he went far and deep). For the first time we see minor NPCs who just sometimes can run after you and for the most part only appear in cutscenes. But honestly, with such graphics and facial animation, it's better not to see cutscenes and it's better to skip them all the time. The characters are almost not revealed, almost everyone looks pretentious and cool in appearance, but you can’t remember at least someone by their characteristic.
If you compare part 3 with 4, then there is almost no difference, but optimization ... My computer, although not so powerful (part 3 at high settings 60 fps), but so as not to show stable 60 fps at minimum settings... All the time friezes due to loading, even if you look at the floor. The beginning of the game, where there is a lot of cannon fodder, at low (not minimal) levels, it gives out 60 fps, and in the first chapter, where you start on an empty map, it lags to hell from loading the map and models, which becomes unplayable (sags up to 20 fps). And so these friezes will haunt even on strong cards, processors throughout the game.
The music is top, the sounds match, the voice acting is normal.
You can mark only new chips that are. Skills that can make the game easier, but don't force them to be used to beat the game. Not many new weapons. 3 new weapons, 3 improvements to old weapons and secondary devices 4. Monsters were also almost not added, bosses with several phases. On 1 map they will give the opportunity to ride a motorcycle and on 2 maps on robots.
Gra mocno wybrakowana i niedorobiona technicznie. Względem trójki wygląda momentami jak fanowska modyfikacja. Powtarzalne nudne poziomy zrobione z tych samych kilku drzewek, ławek i smietników. Bardzo niska jakość.
So the legion system is a lie - the huge fight is just loads of copy pasted enemies and allied soldiers and you can only shoot a few of them at a time.
The level design is the most bland and uninspired in the series and generally, the bad changes from Serious sam TFE, TSE to SS3 are here as well and even more pronounced.
There are some fun gadgets and a few good ideas but overall, this game feels like a rushed job with poor graphics, tons of nonsensical design decisions, almost no humor (WTF?) and a lot more cutscenes (WHY? And they are crap as well).
I hope this game would be good but it seems like every new entry in the series is the worse than the previous one since the release of TSE.