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Resident Evil 3 review
by Laura

Disclaimer: I'm not a seasoned Resident Evil fan/player. This is the opinion of someone who played this as a game in its own right. 

This game is more accessible to new RE players in that the Assisted mode actually assists you: you have more than one weapon at the start with lots of ammo, the enemies are easy to kill/avoid (and don't kill you instantly) and is overall forgiving if you make a mistake. This is something I wish was in the RE2 remake (you only really have the handgun for most of the game, with limited ammo, even in the assisted mode). 

The game itself is straightforward and action-packed, with plenty of thrills and just the right amount of gore and grossness (though there is a gratuitous cut-scene of Jill getting deep-throated by a spider monster). It was really fun leveling up and learning more about how to beat enemies more efficiently, and once you have enough points to get the Infinite Rocket Launcher, you feel like you're on top of the world. 

The game's biggest pitfalls are 1) the price tag and 2) the bosses (mainly the final one). The game is pretty short (it can be completed within 2 hours if you got the other collectibles and have a good weapon) and probably doesn't need the $80 price tag. $50 would be more reasonable. The final boss ranges from exceedingly simple to beat (from assisted mode to hard mode) to ridiculously hard in Nightmare and Inferno mode (one hit stuns you, the other hit immediately afterwards kills you). Also why the hell is there no infinite magnum gun it's much better than that flimsy handgun as the default.

Overall, I understand the criticisms, and it's not perfect, but I still had a lot of fun playing it, and Jill Valentine is an awesome enough lead to keep me playing. We'll see what happens when Capcom inevitably remakes RE4. 
«Can’t stop playing»
«Beaten more than once»

Other reviews8

The game looks really good and the story is enjoyable enough but it plays like a game of the 90s. The battles against Nemesis are mostly dull but largest detriment are the zombies - they are 95% of the enemies you'll face and they just aren't fun, all you ever do is try to avoid being grabbed with your very janky dodge.

Date Completed: 2020-10-23
Playtime: ~ 6h
Enjoyment: 6/10
Recommendation: If you feel the need for some nostalgia, otherwise it's a bit of a snooze.
Great game for the OG Resident Evil 3 fans it was too damn short 
I preferred this to RE2, even though I know objectively it’s a worse game. I think I’ve realized I just prefer more linear games for whatever reason. I loved playing as Jill again, this is a really good take on the character. Again, she’s well-dressed and good at her job.

The combat is great. The level design is a little weaker than its predecessor but that’s okay. Nemesis is cool, but a little less scary than Mr. Tyrant. I think it’s just because this game is much more open, with a lot of it taking place outdoors. In RE2, Tyrant is chasing you through all these tight corridors and it feels impossible to get away. Here I felt like I could outrun Nemesis pretty much whenever I needed to.

There is a ton of Alien inspired imagery here. Especially in the final boss battle. It kind of becomes a game about sexual violence and stalking, which is strange and interesting.

I liked it a lot, up there with anything I’ve played this year.
Rezie 3 remastered is everything i'd want from a resident evil 2 expansion. It is short but encourages you to replay several times using a really cool replay store system.
«Beaten more than once»
While not quite as captivating as its predecessor, Resident Evil 2 Remake, RE3R still holds strong as a stellar horror experience. The biggest draw back easily being the short length (about 6ish hours) and lack of any kind of real replay value, RE3R doesn't over stay its welcome and is a steal at any sale price.
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
Overall a good game.
I particularly enjoyed the pace of it, the urgency of Jill's last escape can really be felt by the players, the game mechanics and controls are quite flawless and visually RE3 remake is just gorgeous.
Unfortunately the game is just too short for its price and for its own good, there is no way around this fact, enormous areas from the original were completely removed and the ones that made the cut felt somehow generic and uninspiring. 
I honestly enjoyed playing this game, and I do recommend it,  but as an RE fan who has been playing the games since 1998, I couldn't help but to feel a slight disappointment. If this game had came out for half the price and as a DLC that would be golden and worthy of praise, but as a full game (and specially after what Capcom have done with the remake of RE2) is just, well... a good short game. 
Sooooo underrated 
«Can’t stop playing»