Serious Sam 3 continues the series' tradition of not taking things too seriously, and that's a good thing.
Serious Sam 3 takes place before the events of the original game in the series. The ruins of Egypt are now destroyed and it's up to Sam to clear out the alien infestation, before jumping through time to the events of Serious Sam 1. That's pretty much it on the narrative front for Serious Sam. People don't care about story when it comes to Serious Sam, the rep reminded me. The game is all about constant, aggressive action. What about AI, you ask? That's not really a focus for Serious Sam, either. Enemies are built to rush you. They want to kill you. They don't want to waste any time, I was told. The short preview of Serious Sam 3 looked great, and was as hectic as it was fun. It doesn't compromise its legacy to compensate for other changes to the genre (you still need to collect health, for example), which is a respectable and wise decision. Whether the game can maintain my interest throughout the entire adventure will be the test of the final game. But, I definitely didn't have a dull moment during my fifteen minute demo. Serious Sam 3 might be the perfect escape if you're anything like me, a gamer that could use a little mindlessness in a genre that sometimes takes itself too seriously. Serious Sam 3 is expected to launch this summer on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. When asked if the game is going to be made available digitally or at retail for consoles, a rep for the game told me that a distribution decision has yet to be made.