The first few hours of Serious Sam 4 provide the sort of dizzying joy I always crave in mindless first-person shooters. Sure, I love a good story as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want to point, shoot, and repeat. And that’s precisely what Serious Sam 4 does best. And as soon as you’ve finished destroying a group of goons, creeps, and monsters, there are more aliens waiting for their own chance to stomp you into the ground. If you’ve played the previous installments of Serious Sam, then you know what to expect from this experience. Croteam
and publisher Devolver Digital
understand what fans want, and they’re not really interested in screwing up a winning formula.
Obviously, if booking an extended stay with Serious Sam 4, you shouldn’t anticipate much of a plot. Sure, aliens have taken over the world, but the titular hero journey isn’t particularly noteworthy.