shmups.system11.org

Shmups Forum
 
* FAQ    * Search
 * Register  * Login 
It is currently Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:16 am View unanswered posts
View active topics



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:10 am 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Hi all! I realize there is a SS Double D thread, but since we've worked super hard to make the XXL version as extra-extra-large as possible, I'd like to start its own new thread. We've added stacks of new things to the game and it's our very first XBLA game of which we're super proud and hoping it goes over well.
Some things added: 2 player coop, all-new vehicle levels, head-to-head arenas, new enemies, and over 30 new guns!

And with that, I've started a video diary showing some of the new gun upgrades in the game.
This first gun gameplay video quickly runs through neat stuff you can do with 2 different Machine Pistol upgrades, and 2 Shotgun upgrades.
Serious Sam Double D XXL comes out on February 20th on XBLA, please keep it in mind, thanks!

Here's one of the new enemies for XXL
Image
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:56 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 14 Dec 2010
Posts: 197
Location: Edinburgh
I loved the first serious sam :D
_________________
Give me a like on Facebook if you can :-) :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arcadedreams/316117395176450?ref=hl

Bring back Skykid \O/


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:19 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Posts: 1862
Location: Minnesota, USA
Double D was awesome. It played really well on a dual stick controller, so it should be great on the 360 as well. I take it the XXL extra content will be exclusive to the 360 release for the time being?
_________________
Typos caused by cat on keyboard.


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:14 am 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Jeneki wrote:
Double D was awesome. It played really well on a dual stick controller, so it should be great on the 360 as well. I take it the XXL extra content will be exclusive to the 360 release for the time being?

Thank you! And yes, 360 exclusive...for the time being. (Lots of cooks in the kitchen on this one--determining what can be said, thus being a bit vague.)
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:11 am 


User avatar

Joined: 27 May 2011
Posts: 2150
Just started my playthrough of Double D. Will the two versions be different enough that I should go ahead and finish the first? Or should I wait for XXL?
_________________
The freaks are rising through the floor.
Recommended XBLIG shmups.
Top 20 Doujin Shmups of ALL TIME.


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:43 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Moniker wrote:
Just started my playthrough of Double D. Will the two versions be different enough that I should go ahead and finish the first? Or should I wait for XXL?

Gah.. tough one. Simple answer.. I guess probably wait for XXL.

XXL is only a few weeks off, and it's far superior to the original release in terms of balance, variety of play, available strategy in game. The levels now have more sections to break up the constant shooting, so you just get more variety. There's still nearly constant shooting but now it's peppered just a bit more with little other things to do, so for me at least, I like the new changes.

The other part I like a lot more is that we separated difficulty levels and completions. In Steam DD, you can pick any difficulty any time. This is nice! I like player options! But I like the new one even better, because we actually keep track of what level and what difficulty you've played. So at the start, Chilled (easy), and Normal are available. If you beat level 1 Normal, level 2 is open. But not level 2 on Chilled.
That's okay.. but where it really matters is now when you beat the game on the Normal difficulty, the Serious (hard) difficulty is now unlocked. Before in DD it was always available.

The way it plays out now in XXL is much more natural. You play through Normal, get about 70% of the weapons, then Serious unlocks (and a new character! So just use him too!). Now there's new enemy layouts in Serious, the game is harder overall, but you can play through and get new, even crazier guns, and listen to the new silly story with the new character. I like all that sort of 'content payout' a lot more because there's still lots to do for the player, but it's just better designed. In DD if you play Serious, there's new enemy layouts, but no new guns.

I still like DD, and in a way the game is harder, because we allow you're own explosives to hurt you. That was one of the main distinguishing features of the Gunstacker at the time! You could pair explosive weapons together, but you had to be careful. Now in XXL, there's dozens of weird guns, and the gunstacking has lots more strategy to it. It's not an RTS or anything, but there's a least more real options for the player. And because there's plenty of options, player explosions don't hurt the player any more, which I find to be much less stressful. It's a lot more fun just wading into enemies hip-deep, blasting all the way.
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:37 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Posts: 1862
Location: Minnesota, USA
Oh wow, no friendly fire from explosives is a huge change. I always have to save them for encounters where I'm not "mixed up" in a horde.
_________________
Typos caused by cat on keyboard.


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:58 am 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Jeneki wrote:
Oh wow, no friendly fire from explosives is a huge change. I always have to save them for encounters where I'm not "mixed up" in a horde.

Cool, thanks for noticing. We did this later in development of the game, and man does it make the game less stressful--I love the change. We kept it with friendly fire in the original DD Steam version though, because it was a big determining factor of how you stack your guns. Now that there's 40 different guns to stack (instead of 8 in the original DD version), there's plenty of options and I felt it was okay to remove the friendly fire.
Helps with single, but also really helps in coop.
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:01 am 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Here is the second gun gameplay video.
It may be considered a slight spoiler since you get to see some of the new guns in action. But there are several guns still hidden for each gun type (I show 2 but still hide 2, as there's 4 total upgrades for each gun type).

The gun types examined here are the Tommy Gun and the Laser Rifle, each with 2 gun upgrades and their strategic uses demonstrated. Enjoy!
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:23 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Serious Sam Double D XXL is out now on XBLA! 800 MS Points, couch coop, 40 guns to use in the Gunstacker. Metacritic average is 68 currently, showing a big range with high reviews in the 90's and 1 review as a 20! Some people really like it, and some people really do not.
I think that means if you like shooting stuff, give the demo a try!
Here's the launch trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IzgrrghvZ8
And here's the Rage Quit guys screaming and arguing while playing (they are definitely funny)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZIL559EthI
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:34 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Serious Sam games on sale on Steam and XBLA.
Serious Sam Double D XXL is 400 points (50% off) as a deal of the week. Though I think that's only for Gold accounts:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Serious-Sam-Double-D-XXL/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258411249
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:37 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 27 May 2011
Posts: 2150
Any word yet on whether and when this will be ported to PC?
_________________
The freaks are rising through the floor.
Recommended XBLIG shmups.
Top 20 Doujin Shmups of ALL TIME.


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:26 am 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Not certainly exactly when though the publisher and I have been talking it through. I'd hope within a few months, but don't hold me to it. I don't run all those decisions on this game.
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:53 am 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Serious Sam Double D XXL content is now a free patch to the original SS DD on Steam.
Read all about it here: http://www.mommysbest.blogspot.com/2013/10/serious-sam-double-d-xxl-on-steam.html
Game's 75% off this week: http://store.steampowered.com/app/111600/

Image
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:29 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
Just told by Devolver that Serious Sam games on XBLA (BFE, original ones, and our own XXL) are 75% for this week for gold members.
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Search?query=serious%20sam
Image
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:58 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Cornfields of Indiana
25% OFF Exclusive Discount - Pig Eat Ball

Do you own Serious Sam Double D XXL?
Well, check your Steam Inventory!
https://steamcommunity.com/games/111600 ... 6166203637
As a THANK YOU to all who own Serious Sam DD XXL, I'm offering 25% off my newest game, Pig Eat Ball!
(Offer ends December 14th)

Image
_________________
Next game is a new giant arcade-adventure: Pig Eat Ball. Also made shmup with multi-ships: Shoot 1UP, Gunstacking game: Serious Sam Double D XXL, and more shooters.
Image


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serious Sam Double D XXL Feb 20th XBLA
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:07 pm 


User avatar

Joined: 26 Jan 2005
Posts: 12031
Location: Wherever.
A subtle hint at the upcoming "Serious Sam: PEB" crossover? ;)
_________________
"Everybody down here is rooting for him. They figure he'll screw the Chinese the way he screwed us. He'll probably screw some Arabs, too."
Glossary / Discussion / The Bizaar / Vasara HS


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Heavy Viper and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Space Pilot 3K template by Jakob Persson
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group