Serious Sam Reviews (Game Boy Advance)

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N-Zone (Jul 02, 2004)
An Serious Sam Advance gibt es viel zu meckern ... und trotzdem bin ich mit Vergnügen durch die Levels gestreift und habe dabei sämtliche Störenfriede beseitigt. Das Hirn zur Abwechslung mal auf Leerlauf zu schalten, macht schließlich auch ab und an Spaß. Und dafür ist dieses Spiel genau das Richtige! Allerdings darf man sich nicht allzu sehr darüber ärgern, wenn man einige Passagen des Öfteren wiederholen muss. Ehrgeizige Naturen lassen sich dadurch aber nicht abschrecken und versuchen, die Stage so schnell wie möglich zu reinigen. Am wenigsten anfreunden konnte ich mich jedoch mit der Steuerung. Nichtsdestotrotz: Mir gefällt´s ...irgendwie.
3DAvenue (Jul 29, 2004)
Serious Sam Advance is a decent game and a good try at taking the popular franchise across to a portable system. Considering the limitations of the console, Climax have done quite a decent job as the game is playable but inevitably it does suffer from a few problems. However for anyone wanting a game to pack in their pocket for a quick play while traveling then Serious Sam will definitely suffice as just like its predecessors on the PC and PS2 it doesn't involve much strategy and is all about the action.
Problematisch sind Steuerung und Zielsystem. Die weiträumigen Level machen genaues Zielen erforderlich, was aber absolut nicht möglich ist. Selbst auf der einfachsten Stufe wird Serious Sam schnell brockenschwer!
GameSpot (May 18, 2004)
Serious Sam Advance almost gives the GBA another good first-person shooter, but misses the mark because it doesn't offer enough levels.
IGN (Apr 27, 2004)
It's been more than three years after the debut of the Game Boy Advance hardware, and we're well beyond the novelty of seeing first-person shooters on the system. After well more than a half-dozen attempts at the genre on the Game Boy Advance, we're way past the point where we question if it's possible; now we're at the point where we have to ask: was it necessary? In the case of Serious Sam on the handheld: no. No it wasn't.
Voici un Doom-like qui a connu un certain succès sur PC et consoles de salon. La recette est simple : un jeu d’action frénétique, un héros qui ne se prend pas au sérieux, une nuée de monstres déjantés... Malheureusement, cette version est loin d’assurer tout cela. La réalisation graphique est très décevante: les décors sont assez inégaux et les monstres pixélisent horriblement, au point qu’il est difficile de les reconnaître!
DS-x2 (Oct 01, 2005)
The problems with Serious Sam are reasonably serious but the fact that it's incredibly difficult to play because of that pesky frame rate and even then it's a little on the short side should be more than enough to send alarm bells ringing when you're considering a FPS. On the plus side though there are some unquestionably cool items of firepower at your disposal and the thing that made the original such a hit (mindlessly mowing down everything that moves) is still very evident here. There's also the multiplayer, which is always a bonus although you will have to find another three friends with copies of the game. Overall though Serious Sam offers a mediocre gaming experience in a genre that's not only already saturated, but already contains some excellent FPSs. If you're a huge fan of Sam then you'll probably give this a look but with titles like Ballistic and the classic Doom already discounted in most stores you'll have to think hard before you actually invest.
30 (May 05, 2004)
S'il avait déjà perdu bien des plumes en arrivant sur PS2 et GameCube, Serious Sam prend un aller simple pour la déchetterie sur GBA. Injouable et complètement creux, l'essence du titre s'est évaporé, du titre bourrin et drôle on est passé à un soft primaire et ennuyeux.
Gamekult (May 28, 2004)
Seule petite consolation, sur le papier, il est possible de jouer à 4 en link et les adversaires humains sont forcément un peu plus prenables, puisque handicapés par les mêmes défauts du gameplay et de la réalisation. Loin d'arriver à la cheville des versions PC et consoles de salon, Serious Sam Advance est une daube en puissance à n'acheter sous aucun prétexte.