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Video: Resident Evil 3 Remake In The Preview: From April You Will No Longer Sleep
2023 Author: Sheila Hailey | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:17
The first parts of the series are known for delivering atmospheric adventures in an always threatening and oppressive atmosphere. Resident Evil 3 stands out a little by promoting a more action-packed scenario, but still far from the "Hollywood Michael Bay" explosion inferno, as you may know from parts 5 and 6.
Instead, Resident Evil 3 Remake builds on the style and staging of its direct predecessor without losing sight of its own identity. Technically, there are hardly any differences to Resident Evil 2 Remake (with a few little blunders that will hopefully be ironed out until the release). You can expect a moderately detailed location with a consistently high frame rate, which does not bring the complex lighting and particle model to its knees either.
With RE2 Remake, publisher Capcom has already raised the bar very high. From the brief intro session it can first be deduced that this standard has at least been achieved. The now well-established RE engine proves that it is the right basis even in a somewhat more complex game. In this case, faster means: more running work, more evasion.
This is how the Resident Evil 3 remake plays
The latter is actually of great importance, because especially in confrontations with Nemesis (but also advisable when encountering standard zombies) you will not be able to avoid initiating an evasive maneuver at the push of a button. But be warned: this requires a high degree of precision and will require some practice for some.
The main part of the game mechanics hardly differs from the classic "Resident Evil" parts. It is not for nothing that the series is the founder of the sub-genre "survival horror". This means that you always have to deal with scarce resources. Remedies and ammunition want to be found first and then used sparingly. At storage points you will find storage boxes where you can store excess items and take them away from every other box in the game.
A tip: Use this feature extensively! Because nothing is worse than standing in a narrow corridor, zombies are gurgling in front of you, Nemesis is trudging behind you and God knows what a hideousness hangs on the ceiling just to hear the crushing " click " of a weapon without ammunition. These logistical bottlenecks are an important part of the atmosphere in Resident Evil 3 and make sure that you don't play it like a conventional shooter.
Gradually you expand your selection of weapons, luckily you can also find space for your inventory, use a simplified crafting system and look for objects that allow you to progress in the game.
You will only receive many of these objects after you have mostly solved simple puzzles. Often these are tasks according to the scheme: "Find X objects and use them on door Y." Nothing earth-shattering, but a legitimate motivation to look behind every door, no matter what horrors might be waiting for you there.
With all the talk about faster gameplay, evasive maneuvers and the like, the question naturally arises whether and how much of the typical RE essence is still present in the remake of Part 3. The answer according to the current state of affairs is: As much as in the original. And - as mentioned at the beginning - this is a slightly different overall experience than in the first two parts. However, a final judgment cannot be made until the finished game is available. Because for us, after a big boss fight, the play session of the single player mode was over.
Resistance: The multiplayer bonus
It's like this: Hardly anyone has asked for an additional multiplayer mode, but it will still exist. Is that a bad thing? No, not at all. The mode, named "Resistance", is - as it seems - completely detached from the main game and is an optional alternative. Even if there is a little suspicion that it could serve as a sales platform for microtransactions. However, it should be emphasized: this is a pure guess! Capcom has neither indicated nor confirmed this.
Resistance presents itself as an asymmetrical multiplayer. One player takes on the role of a mastermind, four other players are at his mercy. The aim of the group is to escape from a complex arrangement of various rooms. The mastermind tries to prevent this by placing traps, throwing enemies into battle and manipulating the environment. Those who internalize these mechanics can stage nasty psychological games.
There is more than one mastermind to choose from. The differences are primarily recruited from the selection of opponents and traps that can be used. Added to this is the manipulation of doors, light switches and constant observation via cameras, which can sometimes be converted into firearms.
The resistance group is not defenseless either. Each figure (there is also a selection of different characters here) has very special strengths that can be used sensibly for the group. Be it physical strength, handling firearms or cutting weapons, or hacking skills that can be used to disable cameras and remote-controlled weapons - a group that communicates well and combines their individual strengths is a formidable opponent.
When playing the game, the mood wasn't really there, although the mode is well thought out. But with the name Resident Evil the inclined player connects a survival struggle, in which he is mainly on his own and finds hints and information that tell a conclusive story. There is less demand for a hunt for the same pieces of the puzzle again and again in a rather hectic scenario. Nevertheless: Resident Evil Resistance comes "free" - means: whether you like it or not - crawled onto the market for Resident Evil 3 Remake. You can pre-order both on Amazon.
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While the multiplayer may be entertaining for many, it still looks fake. However, as long as it does NOT have to be played, it cannot be rejected. Because not everyone will be enthusiastic about it. Resident Evil 3 Remake is expected to be released on April 3, 2020 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.