Review by PlasmawarriorX
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In video game History, there have been few games that have stood the test of time like Resident Evil. Its simple, yet extreme gameplay put Capcoms series of death and guns on the map with its gripping second game. Fast Forward to the third game in the series. A game that many people may have passed up, but like the other two before hand, you did so at your own risk.
Its survival horror without the horror. This game isnt as scary as the other RE games. But what they put away from fear they took into action. You know whats likely to happen before it does, but it still doesnt mean you can slack off. Youve got work to do, make sure it gets done. 8/10
Kill stuff, keep yourself alive, find weapons, the same old same old. This time however youre able to use reload ammo for more bullets, and sometimes more power. Although this isnt always a great idea to make tons of shotgun shells, its worth noting it adds a bit more game-planning into the mix, all be it small. 8/10
Run, check, menu, aim, shoot. Pretty straight forward. But they also added in an evasive move that would come in handy in RE4. I got crossed-up a few times on other systems but in the long run this is the same lay-out as RE2. 10/10
Pretty much your standard PS1 style stuff and a few, though much choppier CGI. I know its Resident Evil but could they have at least added a few more shades of black to this game? Most of the monsters main color is black, and really thats kind of bland. Once in a while they may give you a red here and there, but its just too dark without being hidden. Otherwise, its not too bad. 7/10
Take the same Sound Effects from the past to RE titles and thats what you get here. The music is pretty much different but in the long-run, youll notice most of the same moans and death sounds. I do however wish they didnt have that song Nemesis comes around to. Its not scary at all. Thats about the only new thing, so yeah, it was time for an upgrade after this game. 5/10
Jill Valentine, the hero of Resident Evil 1, is stuck in Raccoon City and its up to you to get her out. Or thats how it starts. Then you find out that a monster is after S.T.A.R.S. members, and Umbrella hired warriors to clean up their mess. Unlike the past games where youre normally thrown into it, this one has a more aftermath story. I personally like the idea, a bit of a different direction, but a good one. 10/10
This ones higher than the other ones simply because of three things. The first is the Epilogue you got for beating the hard mode each time. To get all the Epilogues you had to beat it 8 times over. The second thing is that theres a mini-game you can play that allows you to use special weapons in the main game with no penalty. Finally for beating each game with a high rank you unlocked an outfit for Jill that can be used in-game, although it doesnt help you at all, its fun to look at. 10/10
Mainly this is more about action then spooky. It happens, but the action does tend to go down the more you beat the game and the more you do things with it. The first two runs are fun, but the rest of the time its not much to enjoy. But the mini-game is always a blast to try. And since your rewards from the mini-game go to the main one, youll be balancing it out in the end. 8/10
Easy mode is well, easy. Boringly so. Hard mode is a tad harder but you can still pretty much go though it without much of a problem. For me the mini-game is pretty fun and a lot tougher. The games not as tough as youd think, but dont get caught sleeping, or youll be caught eaten. 7/10
This game really didnt sell as well as it should have, being near the end of the PS1s life. Those of us who did play it dont talk about much anyway. Making matters worse, they made the second Resident Evil Movie based right off of this game. And I dont have to tell you how bad that ended up. 4/10
Give it its due, Resident Evil is to Capcom what Metriod is to Nintendo: Plays second fiddle in the minds of reviewers, but to us, its still always solid. This game is no exception to that rule. I dont think this is as good as 2 was, but its as creative as 4 would be. Its somewhat available, pending on what system you have. But for my tastes, I like the Dreamcast version a lot more than the others. Wouldnt matter what system you use, the game is all the same.
Play it, worth your time. 82 out of 100.
But the next game would rock the universe
Rating: 4.0 - Great
Product Release: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (US, 11/11/99)
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