Review by FKool

"Their worst nightmare has just begun.. yet again!"

Bleem! is having a lot of trouble. The endlessly cancelled 100 game-packages for the Dreamcast have been replaced for a line-up of single game packages which also seems to be endlessly cancelled.
Fortunate enough, Capcom has ported one of the best PSX titles to the Dreamcast. So load up on guns and get ready for many nights of zombie killing, because here's Resident Evil 3: Nemesis!
  
RE 3 takes place during RE 2, it starts a few hours before, and ends a few hours after RE 2. Your playable character is once again Jill Valentine, who we all know from the first RE. RE 3 seems like a step backwards from RE 2. It's only one disc long and Jill is the only choosable character. But Capcom has added a great feature in the game, from time to time you'll be able to decide what Jill should do. These chooses usually involve things like which way to go (Up or down) or if you'll fight Nemesis or run away.
Making these chooses can chance the progression of the story, and the ending (there are three different endings in RE 3).

The game begins when Raccoon has been overrun by zombies, the police tries to fight back, but it totally outnumbered. Umbrella has send two helicopters with mercenaries to defeat the zombies, but they are also wiped out.
Jill Valentine is blown out of her apartment and has to find her way out town and to survive from the monsters. Countless zombies and monsters are walking through the streets of Raccoon city, but the worst one is Nemesis. Nemesis is special Tyrant-like monster created by Umbrella who will do anything do hunt down and kill members of STARS.

Capcom has made a great game on the PSX, and has decided not to improve anything in the DC version. That's to bad, because the graphics are pretty lousy, the character are very edgy but the worst part is that their mouths don't move when they talk and their fingers seem to be glued together. The backgrounds are pretty good and have the familiar RE feel. Raccoon City is a complete mess; dead bodies, broken cars and barricades are scattered through out the city, and large parts of it are on fire. Jill will also come across the Raccoon Police Department from RE 2. Capcom was smart enough to lock some doors so that they wouldn't have Jill playing through the whole RE 2 scenario.
  
I personally think that there are a lot of misconceptions about RE, though. Everyone seems to agree that these games are VERY scary and the voice acting sucks big time. Nemesis is kinda creepy, but usually the only thing you're afraid is end up dying and that you'll have to start over again. The voice acting isn't exactly great, but it'll do.
  
RE 3 seems a step backwards from RE 2. It's only one disc long and Jill is the only choosable character. But Capcom has added a great feature in the game, from time to time you'll be able to decide what Jill should do. These chooses usually involve things like which way to go (Up or down) or if you'll fight Nemesis or run away.
Making these chooses can chance the progression of the story, and the ending (there are three different endings in RE 3).
  
RE 3 is a great game and anyone who likes any other RE game will surely enjoy this one. The Chose Options give the game a high replay value and and the story is great. Yes, the graphics suck, but you'll get used to it, and don't believe every one who says who complains about the voice-acting.
  
GRAPHICS: 5/10
Lousy! It was great on the PSX years ago, but the DC audience expects more than pixelated characters. The backgrounds are nice though.

SOUND: 7/10
The music and sound effects are pretty good, but the voice acting is kinda average.

CONTROLS: 8/10
You'll have to get used to it in the beginning, but it very easy going once you get the hang of it.

GAMEPLAY: 9/10
GREAT! The creepy Resident feel is back and there are lots of cool monsters and weapons. The story is very good and there are three different endings.

CONCLUSION: 9/10 A great game. The graphics will probably scare you more than Nemesis does, but it's still GREAT!


Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 07/29/01, Updated 11/24/02


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