Review by Greatest One
"As good if not better than Resident Evil 2"
The Resident Evil series is probably the best and most successful in the genre we know as survival horror. Both 1 and 2 provided us with many chills and sleepless nights. Resident Evil 3 is no different.
One thing you should understand before playing the game is that this is not a sequel to Resident Evil 2. So don't expect a continuation of the story. Instead, the story takes place 24 hours prior to Resident Evil 2 and ends 24 hours after. You play as S.T.A.R.S. member, Jill Valentine, who was also playable in the first game. Your mission is to escape from the zombie infested Raccoon City. On your mission, you will see a few things that was there in Resident Evil 2.
The game essentially feels similar to the previous versions with a few improvements. Instead of finding bullets for your various weapons, you now find different types of gunpowder. These can be combined in various ways to give you the firepower you need. Also there are a few new moves. The quick turn and dodge moves are very helpful in surviving the huge number of zombies. The Nemesis, which follows you around is similar to the Tyrant in the 2nd version. He is faster and more persistent, though.
Overall, fans of the RE series are going to love this game and I can only hope for more Resident Evil games in the future.
The graphics are even better than before. The zombies and monsters look really hideous.
The music and sound effects are extremely scary and will give you nightmares.
Controls can be a bit tricky, but it is not a big deal. Compared to RE2, this game is pretty hard.
Replay Value: 9.
There are lots of secrets to be found and the cool extra game allows for more replayability.
This game continues the great Resident Evil series and doesn't disappoint.
Reviewer's Rating: 4.5 - Outstanding
Originally Posted: 03/14/00, Updated 03/14/00
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