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Two times the fun in Serious Sam: The Second Encounter,
This review is from: Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (PC) (Video Game)After playing "Serious Sam" (The first one), I was very pleased, but after playing and completing it, I found that there was one flaw: IT WAS TOO SHORT!!! Obviously, Take 2 (Developer) has taken this into account, as "Serious Sam: The Second Encounter" has over 35, beautifully animated levels, from Mayan temples to dark dungeons. Also, SS2 pits you against some crazy (and very well rendered) enemies, such as flying witch-harpies that lance magic missiles at you, behemoth-like robot/pirhana, and killer, beheaded kamikaze bombers (a blast from the past, if you'll excuse the pun). But what better to combat them with but pump-action shotguns, rocket and grenade launchers, chainsaws and flamethrowers.
For more squeamish gamers, there are different modes of blood, allowing you to turn it red, green, or put it in "Hippie" mode, where instead of blood and gore, enemies shoot out flowers, bananas, and cartoon hamburgers. Or, if you prefer, no blood at all.
All in all, "Serious Sam 2" is a great romp through action-filled, well-rendered worlds, occasionally supplying you with invincibility and health pick-ups, depending on which of the 5 difficulty settings you choose.