Is Resident Evil 3 Remake Worth it A Good but Short Game

Is Resident Evil 3 Remake Worth it? A Good but Short Game

Is Resident Evil 3 Remake Worth it? That’s the question many are asking now that the game is out. The question is short but the answer to it wide. The answer to it varies from person to person. I can say that it is a good Resident Evil game but it’s not the best. Many are complaining that game is too small and it’s understandable because it cost $60. The original Resident Evil 3 game was also short, not as short as this one but it was short. Resident Evil 2 Remake was more focused on survival and constant fear of pursuit, RE 3 focuses on combat, action sequences, and horror. Don’t get me wrong, the classic Resident Evil feeling is there along with good combat.

Like any survival game, resource management is important in RE 3 Remake. You have to keep an eye on all your resources to avoid running out of them. The addition of environmental assistance during combat can save lots of your resources. There is a chance of exploration in the game along with easy game progression. Is Resident Evil 3 Remake Worth it? It is a short game but there is a lot to it than meets the eye.

Story and Environment is Doing Justice to the Source Content

The story of Resident Evil 3 remake is going head to head with the original game. You won’t be missing out on the fun of good old days with the pinch of something new. Resident Evil 3 takes place close to the events of Resident Evil 2 making it both a sequel and prequel to that game. Characters form the original game are back. The modern graphics are doing a great job of showing the facial expression of different characters. Just by looking at Jill Valentine, you can guess what she has been through. Jill Valentine seems confident due to her previous encounter in RE 1. Carlos Oliveira, the secondary playable character is also more realistic. There is still a sense of horror and every other thing that you will expect from a Resident Evil game.

The environmental storytelling of the game is amazing. The game takes place in Raccoon City and the city is more detailed than ever before. There are in-game advertisements, billboard and all kinds of stuff. Raccoon City in Resident Evil 3 Remake is the real representation of a city under a viral attack. It’s not a ruined post-apocalyptic city like other games but rather a city under destruction. Just one look at the city is enough to justify the premise of the game. The setting of the game is supporting the story of the game. It does not have a story-driven narrative but it offers a good premise for the setting. Is Resident Evil 3 Remake worth it? Based on what you heard about the setting and story.

There is Not Much Exploration but Levels are not Linear

Resident Evil 3 Remake does not have a straight forward level design. You can explore levels due to their open-ended nature but exploration in the game is limited. Levels of Resident Evil 3 Remake are not that big which provides fewer chances for exploration. You can backtrack to any area of a level as long as you don’t go too far ahead. If the plot progress beyond an area then you will lose access to that area. The game won’t tell you the limit of an area so you might go beyond without knowing.

Everything that you see around you matters. There is not much environmental interaction but nothing that you see on the map is pointless. Corpses, Dead zombies, burning vehicles, areas, small rooms, stairs, etc. Eventually, you have to use things that surround you. It could be in a cut scene or the room might contain something or maybe you need access to it for some other purpose. The point is, that somewhere in the game probes matter.

There are not many puzzles in the game like other games in the series so progression is quick. Every collectible and important object will appear on the map. Once you pick up something it will disappear making progression easy. You will know what’s missing and what you need to explore. Some buildings from RE 2 Remake also make an appearance in the game. Police Station is one such example. Progression is also a key factor that is making the game shorter. Is Resident Evil 3 Remake worth it? Now that you know what to expect from levels.

General Gameplay is Not Special but it Keeps you Going

Resident Evil 3 Remake doesn’t do anything extraordinary not that we expected something like that. The general gameplay of RE 3 Remake is similar to any other Resident Evil game. The movements and general mechanics in the game are straight forward. There are a lot more cinematics and cinematic gameplay that take a portion of gameplay time. The basic gameplay of the franchise is still intact.

At its core, RE 3 Remake is a survival horror game and it lives up to the name. Supply management is still one of the major parts of the game. You will constantly manage inventory or run back and forth to store items in the storage box. As you progress you can increase the size of your inventory. Survival mechanics and general gameplay of the game is still intact. Even with changes, it is still a Resident Evil game. Is Resident Evil 3 Remake worth it for you now?

Once you complete the game you will unlock a store that will let you purchase items using points. You can use items from the shop for your second playthrough. The purchase of a weapon with limitless bullets is also a possibility. Resident Evil 3 Remake is short so second play though is more tempting.

Combat of Resident Evil 3 Remake is More Immersive

Resident Evil is famous for introducing a sense of fear through menacing Bosses. Resident Evil 2 featured Tyrant as an invincible character that will constantly peruse you. R E 3 features Nemesis as a menacing boss but it won’t pursue you constantly. Nemesis will only pursue you at the beginning of the game after that he will appear in scripted boss fights. All you need to do is go along with the script. You won’t feel the sense of constant dread like it was with Tyrant.

The scripted pursuit eliminates the sense of dread but it also rewards you with drops. Shooting Tyrant was a waste of bullet but you had to shoot to stop him. Even when he was down he won’t drop anything. In RE 3 Remake when you down Nemesis he will drop weapon parts. At least you can save some resources. Some might now like the lack of constant pursuit but it was a blessing for me. The perception depends on the type of gamer you are, not the game itself.

General Combat is Improvement over Resident Evil 2 Remake

The use of the environment in combat is a good addition to the game. You can use the environment to your advantage such as barrels, electric switches, cylinders, etc. Using it will save your resources and you can take can even take down powerful enemies with it. The enemy verity of the game almost the same but it’s enough to keep you going. You have to keep an eye on everything. Make sure that every zombie you kill is dead because most of them will get back up even after you think that they are dead. It will save you a lot of resources, trust me on this one.

Evasion in Resident Evil 3 Remake is also better. You will have the option of rolling and side steeping to avoid damage. Rolling will give you the much-needed opportunity to take down enemies before they have a chance to attack again. Once you successfully avoid attack through rolling, the slow-motion will activate. Slow-motion will give you time to attack and turn the table. Both side-stepping and rolling help a lot when fighting with Nemesis. The game is offering horror and action at the same time. Is Resident Evil 3 Remake worth it? Based on the new combat of the game.

Resident Evil Resistance is the Multiplayer Mode of the Game

In the Resistance mode, four player-controlled survivors need to survive a facility while a player controller Mastermind tries to stop them. Survivors need to work together to get out of the facility alive. Each survivor has a certain skill and an ultimate ability that makes them different than others. Communication is the key to survive the facility. Resources management is important, even in multiplayer mode. You can also buy resources from the shop during the game. As you progress in the match you will get points and these points can be used to buy different resources including weapons and bullets.

As a Mastermind, you will have more resources at your disposal. Your goal will be simple, kill all the survivors before they can escape. You can spawn zombies and other types of creatures for survivors. The supply of these spawnable zombies and creatures is limited for the Mastermind. Both sides need to manage resources but Mastermind has more flexibility. As a Mastermind, you can also spawn Tyrant or other menacing creatures as ultimate ability. The Mastermind can also take control of any creature during the game.

Multiplayer mode is just there to keep you busy after you finish the story. It’s not a unique idea and feels like a Left for Dead rip off. Resident Evil Resistance is not the type of multiplayer that will keep you coming for more. The limitation of movement that game like RE 3 Remake offers does not support Resistance type multiplayer. There are too many limitations that take the fun of the game. It’s certainly not going to become an E-Sport but it’s a fine finishing touch for a game with a short story. Is Resident Evil 3 Remake worth it? For the multiplayer alone.

Is it Your Type of Game?

Resident Evil 3 Remake is the game that is offering a good survival horror experience. The game is staying true to the source content while enhancing it at the same. Combat of Resident Evil 3 Remake is more immersive and noteworthy. The environmental storytelling of the game is supports everything that the plot throws at you. Multiplayer mode is just there to keep the players busy for a day or two. It’s not awestruck experience but it is a digestible multiplayer content. Resident Evil 3 Remake is a good game but it is extremely short. You can complete the game and explore everything in 6 hours. You can buy another game offering longer gameplay for the same price but it won’t be Resident Evil. It’s a good game but it’s very short and that’s the main issue.

Now let’s answer the question “Is Resident Evil 3 Remake worth it?” If you are a fan of Resident Evil games then this is the game for you.  If you are looking for a good survival horror game then it might still be the game for you. In case you want to relive the good old days of Resident Evil then it might still be the one. However, if you are looking for a longer gameplay experience then you are in for a disappointment. It is also not the game for players who are not into survival horror games. In short, it is the game for all the Resident Evil fans and players who like survival horror games.

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