Serious Sam Double D simply is a 2D spinoff from the original series, designed to remind people of what they love about Serious Sam before the launch of Serious Sam 3. If you have not noticed this game has not been produced by the games original developers but has been produced by an outside inde company’ Mommys Best Games’.
Serious Sam Double D is a 2D side scroller with a few tricks to keep you interested. The game consists a multitude of creatures from the ones we know to love to some new interesting creatures loosely based around previous ones. Even in a 2D world all the monsters look and sound right. There is nothing like the noise of waves of headless men running at you with their legendry screaming.
The whole game has been made with this one simple concept in mind ‘More is better’ and you can see this throughout the game. Why fight 1 hard monster when you can fight 6 with 20 little monsters. Why use one gun when you can use 6 strapped together, you see where I am going with this.
The arsenal is the same serious guns you would expect to see in a serious game, rocket launchers, flame throwers, shotguns chainsaws to name some. The guns have rather satisfying sounds letting you fell the power behind them and the damage they do. Never have I played a game 3D or 2D with such lovely gun noises, not life like but how I want them to sound with such meaty impacts.
If you have ever played a Serious Sam game before then you will know that the plot to the game comes second to the ridiculous monsters, guns and explosions. This is not different in this 2D shooter however saying that does not mean the plot is completely lacking. To be honest the plot does seem to just be a very obvious mechanic just bringing you a reason to kill more monsters.
The actual gameplay is very simple; move forward, monsters sawn, kill them all. This is just repeated throughout the game, and the combat is almost never broken up other than by some short cut scenes or a slightly different route to take. Even when the game tries to put some form of puzzle in it is covered by so many monsters that you won’t really notice the difference.
The puzzles are also rather simple such as building up a pile of monsters to get out of a pit, or building up a pile of monsters to get over some spikes. Like stated before this game has been produced with the idea ‘more is better’ and this becomes more true the further you progress in the game with each fight getting slightly harder than before purely due to more units to kill. This is also true with the guns as they can be stacked together making the single craziest weapon I have ever seen in my life. Noting could have prepared me for the day when playing a game that I would attacked by giant pancakes and decide ‘Ahh time to test my new super chainsaw!’ despite getting me killed all the time there is something compelling about running around with six chainsaws attached together.
Personally this is a very fun and interesting game to play, it perfectly fits in to work breaks and such so you can just hop in and play for a few min at a time. If you have a spare £5.00 then this is worth getting for any gamer. That said the game does not progress past just mindlessly shooting units. That said I love mindlessly shooting so when waiting for a raid or on a lunch break this is the game to play!
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.