LGR – Europa Universalis – PC Game Review

The original entry in the incredibly engaging (and addictive) historical grand strategy series! Brace yourself, complexity is coming. ○ Please consider supporting LGR on Patreon! http://www.patr…
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Serious Sam The First & Second Encounter PC Game Review

Serious Sam is the first video game (released in two episodes) in the Serious Sam series. It is a first-person shooter (with third-person shooter options) created by the Croatian development…
Video Rating: 4 / 5


38 Comments

  1. Tom Jones April 29, 2015 1:43 pm 

    One of the better game reviewers, and when I say that, I mean he’s not as
    annoying as others. Although the typing thing at the beginning is a bit
    annoying. 

  2. Paradox Interactive April 29, 2015 2:16 pm 

    “This is a game with a major hard-on for historical accuracy,” Ladies and
    Gentlemen, the new box quote for Europa Universalis IV!

    A++++++ Review. Would be reviewed again.

  3. Pow3rh0use April 29, 2015 2:58 pm 

    It’s good to see your formula change up a bit while staying true to the
    core reasons why we watch your videos. A great way to start off the year of
    2015. I hope it’s another great year for LGR.

  4. itaybron April 29, 2015 3:11 pm 

    good review. hi lgr how many hours have you burned on civ 3? i think i
    spent the better part of my teenage years on that game.

  5. PcKaffe April 29, 2015 3:39 pm 

    Svea Rike comes from the words svear and rike. Rike is just the Swedish
    word for kingdom, and svear was a tribe that lived in what is now central
    sweden. When the svear unified under a king they formed svea rike, and that
    started the process that would create modern day Sweden. The swedish word
    for Sweden, Sverige is a joining of the words Svea and Rike.

    /a Swedish fan

  6. PhantomSavage April 29, 2015 4:06 pm 

    Not so long ago I decided to play one of the latest incarnations of Europa
    Universalis with a friend, of which much like myself had some degree of
    experience of the Civilization series. We used to record and edit a lot of
    videos for a shared co-commentary channel which we had not contributed in
    quite some time, so during a steam sale we obtained Europa Universalis IV
    and decided to play it together for a video… We started up a campaign to
    play around a bit with the controls, and it went something like this:

    *a solid 20 minutes of silence goes by*
    “… Phantom..”
    “… what?”
    “HOW DO I UNPAUSE THE GAME?!”
    “… I DON’T KNOW!”

  7. Luis Rosales April 29, 2015 4:37 pm 

    I got late into the game with EUIV… It was mind boggling how enthralled I
    was in the game. For now though I’ve been giving Victoria II quite a lot of
    attention, sadly Paradox hasn’t mentioned much on a next version :/

  8. Dennis Fluttershy April 29, 2015 5:16 pm 

    +Lazy Game Reviews Now you must do a review of Svea Rike; learn Swedish and
    do your best xD

  9. KombatGod April 29, 2015 5:50 pm 

    “if you’re one of those that likes to read manuals entirely before playing”
    yeah, remember when we used to do that? I mean surely not everybody did
    that, and I didn’t either sometimes, but I’d call myself a “manual reading
    guy”. Two main reasons are 1-so that you had something to do while waiting
    for the game to freaking install; 2-OCD. But it was also used to let you
    dive in the game world before playing, to prepare yourself for a
    fantastical trip. Especially PC games had some cool extras, like the
    LucasArts adventure games of course, but even more recent games like
    StarCraft had an incredibly long section for storyline, so that I remember
    reading the SC manual before going to bed like a book.
    Another reason was because I used to get a lot of games for Christmas (of
    course), but we used to spend the Holydays at my Grandparents’ house
    without a PC or a console, so not being able to play the games, me and my
    brother could only “read” them. And it was great to use our imagination to
    wonder what the game would be like, and having to wait really did amplify
    the excitement.

    Nowadays we don’t even get a manual, most times there only is a little
    flyer that says “follow the on-screen instructions, you dumbass”.
    Ok, maybe not these exact words, but still.

    Is it better like it is now? Was it better before? I don’t really know, and
    that’s not even the point. The point is that you made me relive all these
    memories in just one sentence. You’re great as always, LGR!

  10. Amaranthus616 April 29, 2015 6:49 pm 

    I’m currently playing their Cities in Motion 2 at the moment, not a
    terribly deep game but you know…bus routes.

  11. WolfBetter April 29, 2015 7:34 pm 

    I’m playing this series since Europa Universalis 2… My god, I’m totally
    in love with this series.

  12. cMaXeJIJIo April 29, 2015 8:17 pm 

    Sounds awesome!

  13. BlazingEmber V2 April 29, 2015 9:01 pm 

    To me, The Civ series will always be better than EU. I can actually play
    Civ :,D

  14. von Habsburg April 29, 2015 9:28 pm 

    Complexity? This ain’t got nothing on Victoria.

    This is chequers compared to Warhammer (Victoria).

  15. Marcuss2 April 29, 2015 10:09 pm 

    You know your channel is big when the studio which made the game makes a
    comment.

  16. Furi Kitten April 29, 2015 10:15 pm 

    Uou wouldn’t happen to have the various Patrician games from Ascaron there
    for a future review would you? (sank nearly as much time into Pat2 as I
    have the HOI series)

  17. The Swamp Knight April 29, 2015 10:45 pm 

    Wow, this is absolutely retro… But I love it. It’s always great to see
    where a series began, and as someone who’s attempting the Paradox Grand
    Campaign and learning to love these games that I once called “map-staring
    simulators”, it really gives you an appreciation for the dedicated fans.

    Are you going to touch on the other Paradox classics, Lazy Game Reviewer?

  18. Evansmustard April 29, 2015 11:35 pm 

    I’ve had Europa Universalis III in my steam library since forever and have
    never once installed it, maybe I’ll play it later.

  19. Video Games Perspectives April 30, 2015 12:04 am 

    Isn’t Paradox also known for Mount And Blade, or they just published it?
    Heck, isn’t that game great. Especially with the Spaghetti Western mod

  20. BurnRoddy April 30, 2015 12:24 am 

    Boy you started the year with the best appetite for destruction there
    is…The destruction of worlds!

    Ahh… nothing like bribing priests to slap the king in the face while
    getting your gold back.

    This is why you’re the best at what you do. Great Review!

  21. Mansen April 30, 2015 12:28 am 

    For those who are scared by the complexity – The latest revision of the
    game, EU4 has taken a step back to a more simple, or rather easier game to
    ease into. :) 

  22. Natalya Arlovskaya April 30, 2015 1:25 am 

    WHY THE HELL IS DOUBBLE D MEETS DOUBBLE DUMB IN THIS GAME? Well atleast big
    brother is in the game. :3

  23. MilanBanditos April 30, 2015 1:46 am 

    Did you consider reviewing Serious Sam 3?

  24. Gaming by Andrii April 30, 2015 2:34 am 

    Painkiller vs Serious Sam. Who’s the hardest one?

  25. MythicalMonk3y April 30, 2015 3:01 am 

    Great LAN game. SS2′s final mission is amazingly fun with a few buddies.

  26. UnkeLL Grga April 30, 2015 3:36 am 

    I bought Serious sam revolution last summer where the first and second
    encounter was included and I just wanna say that this is fps at its core ,
    pure adrenaline kicking action fun

  27. AkemiHomura93 April 30, 2015 3:39 am 

    Serious sam first encounter(and second) was a very challenging game, even
    on normal difficulty…far more difficult than the majority of the FPSs
    today

  28. H4mmerfall April 30, 2015 4:31 am 

    The true magic of Serious Sam lies in the coop mode. The singleplayer
    campaign on max difficulty with 4+ players in LAN is the maximum fun I’ve
    ever had in fps games.

  29. Chris Anderson April 30, 2015 4:54 am 

    I remember the name turning me off about this game growing up, but once I
    started playing the first Serious Sam when it came out I was hooked. This
    is one of the funnest and fast paced first person shooter games to come out
    of the early 2000′s for sure.

  30. Mundm28 April 30, 2015 5:37 am 

    yes second encounter is making you tired :) I and a friend once played the
    whole campaign without a break and even if those “riddles” if you can call
    them so are easy, we couldn’t think clearly enough anymore and at the end
    we constantly got lost in the maps :) 

  31. Smylee guy April 30, 2015 6:23 am 

    I always played the easiest mode ( I played the first one at a very young
    age ) and i still sucked. I played on xbox so it was fun playing it with my
    brother.

  32. SpookyKid94 April 30, 2015 7:07 am 

    Love these games
    BFE on easy beat my ass into the ground over and over again
    It was refreshing

  33. Austin Mackert April 30, 2015 7:07 am 

    Damn, the HD remakes really makes the originals look obsolete. I remember
    buying them when they came out but was like, “Eh, the upgrades are nice but
    not THAT much better,” but seeing them again in this review makes me see
    how wrong I was. Time to re-install them and give them another go!

  34. Pedro Lambrini April 30, 2015 8:06 am 

    I’d love to see you do a full retrospective on the Serious Sam series. :) 

  35. TheWaltonn April 30, 2015 8:23 am 

    My childhood right here, Serious Sam is the reason I’ve always stuck to PC
    rather than any console really.

  36. Giuseppe86 April 30, 2015 9:13 am 

    This is the sort of game where you learn, without even realizing it, how
    many hits from each weapon it takes to kill the different enemies, how to
    prioritize your targets and how to make best use of available ammo. You
    also learn that sometimes it’s best not to be greedy with the health/ammo
    pick-ups. Do you really want to risk a tiny health boost when you know it
    might spawn half a dozen enemies and cost you more health than you’ve
    gained? :)

    For a game that on the surface seems to be just about quick reactions,
    there’s a surprising amount of thinking and strategizing involved in
    playing this game, even though much of it happens subconsciously.

  37. Steven Benson April 30, 2015 9:43 am 

    I got the classics revolution version of these games,SO AWSOME!!! I wish my
    wifi was better so i could play online without lag,and yes there are people
    online!

  38. purgatoryhorse98 April 30, 2015 10:14 am 

    This game looks really cool. I think I might get this on either PC or Xbox
    Live Arcade. =D

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