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4.0 out of 5 stars The best of the PSOne Resident Evil games…, 8 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (GameCube) (Video Game)
Most people would assume that the number 3 comes after 2, but in the case of ‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis’, it actually acts as a prequel to ‘Resident Evil 2’. You play as Jill Valentine and she has to escape a swarm of zombies that infest Racoon City, and if that wasn’t bad enough, a genetically engineered abomination called Nemesis is after her too. Though this game has been released for players who want to catch up with the entire Resident Evil saga, there is still plenty to enjoy.
The classic gameplay and control style make a return of course but there is an increased amount of exterior zombie hunting to do. The streets of the city are where many of the puzzles of the tried and tested formula make an appearance, and they work well too. But ‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis’ manages to keep its appeal after all these years because of the introduction of the deadly Nemesis. This is simply a bad-ass boss who makes repetitive appearances, sometimes by smashing through walls (yes, I do mean those huge brick or concrete things that usually can’t be penetrated). If you presumed that this old Resident Evil game wouldn’t scare you, then you’ll be in for a fair shock.
But for all the good ideas in this game, there is one that really lets the game down. You can collect different ammo components that are scattered about the place, allowing you to combine and create alternative types of firepower to use against your foes. This would be an excellent idea if your storage space weren’t so limited, as it takes up too much in your precious inventory. It is also repetitive and ultimately too much of a pain to become enjoyable, so there is little wonder why it hasn’t been re-used since.
Nevertheless, it plays just as good as any recent Resident Evil title and the Nemesis is simply brilliant. It is also worth getting because it fills in much of the Racoon City section of the Resident Evil storyline for the new generation. But if you’re picky with your games and want absolute perfection, then you may want to avoid this one. Like in ‘Resident Evil 2’ the visuals haven’t been improved and it doesn’t do GameCube’s graphical capabilities any justice. It doesn’t carry any outstanding revolutionary features either, unlike ‘Resident Evil’ or ‘Resident Evil Zero’.
It does look naff compared to the more recent titles and it is expensive for what it is, but for the obsessed Resi Evil completist it is essential, and cracking adventure for anyone else. Overall, 3.5 stars.
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