So Freaking Terrifying|Resident Evil 3 Remake Demo and Impressions- Hello Jill and Nemesis, my old friends
One of gaming’s thirstiest of stalkers returns!
So after 2015’s amazing Resident Evil 2 Remake, hopeful rumors began to circulate that Capcom would have one for Resident Evil 3. It ended up those rumors held true and similar to the Resident Evil 2 remake, a demo dropped for the third game in the age-old survival-horror franchise. This was my favorite Resident Evil game so I was stoked to try out the demo and see what changed from the original game.
I had a little trouble at first downloading the demo on Steam, I believe things crashed or something, but later on, I was able to see Mr. Ugly large on my computer monitor.
Entering the demo I was able to see Jill Valentine trying to escape Raccoon City throughout the occasions that led to the city’s demise. The story occurs simultaneously with that of Resident Evil 2’s, so new players are not required to play the previous video game to understand whatever the hell is going on in this remake.
The demo takes place during the early hours of the game, as Jill tries to help Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service representative Carlos Oliveria (His hair is soooo epic!) to bring back power to a subway train full of civilians. It’s a short slice of gameplay, and though I died a lot I did finally beat the game later on offline to see Mr. Ugly in all his ugly glory. The demo isn’t simple or easy it’s just a bit different than I remember and the first I’ve tried on the PC.
No matter the length of time it takes you to clear the Resident Evil 3 demo the game does look very beautiful, The stuttering at the beginning of my live playthrough was due to there being an update for my video card that I hadn’t noticed till afterward.
I didn’t take part in the Resident Evil 2 Remake as of yet or in their demo but I did enjoy the stacking of herbs and ammo and love the new UI. Also, I really love Jill’s evade and after getting the hang of it can utilize to backstep from the zombies while shooting, or juke them as they lunge at her from hidden corners. Even after getting a better handle on the dodge it doesn’t detract from the stress, and with the increase in zombies on screen it saved my ass lots of the time, especially since I’m a piss poor shot and run out of bullets a lot. Hehe.
Anyone that has played the original Resident Evil 3 knows who the real pain in the ass is here and he sure as hell appears in the demo. Nemesis is a relentless force of pure malice and rage that makes Mr. X from Resident Evil 2 look like a toddler learning to walk in comparison.
To put it candidly: Nemesis is an absolute terror, and if you hated Mr. X in Resident Evil 2 you will HATE Nemesis. Even I as a returning fan to the franchise have to review what I once understood about the S.T.A.R.S. obsessed murder machine, due to the fact that this brand new Nemesis is definitely relentless. Mercifully, he doesn’t appear till later on in the demo, once he does the entire state of mind shifts from care to large scale panic.
I really enjoyed my time with the demo, all stated. I’m not particularly thrilled by the prospect of having the world’s most dangerous stalker searching my ass for ten-plus hours, however that becomes part of the appeal. Anybody can endure a zombie apocalypse nowadays, so the included difficulty supplied by Nemesis is a welcome, albeit stressful one. The novelty has subsided a little due to Resident Evil 3 hewing carefully to the design philosophy that drove last year’s Resident Evil 2 Remake.
I do admit I might use the aim assist in the full game until I become more accustomed to mouse and keyboard a bit more shooting the weapons.
Resident Evil 3 will launch on April 3, 2020, on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. The Demo is presently on all 3 platforms.