Hey everyone, it’s Kernook here. Today I’m bringing to you another gameplay post. This time we’re diving deep into the realm of survival horror with Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. This particular play-through was done using the PC port of the game that came out on 2000. Although, it should be noted that the original game was released back on the PlayStation back in 1999.
At the start of the game, series mainstay Jill Valentine recounts the events of the first game which was Resident Evil (1996). This was also the first time she appeared as a playable character.
If you haven’t seen the other gameplay and reviews that we’ve covered for the Resident Evil series up to this point, you can find them here: All Things Resident Evil
As Jill explains, when the team returned to report what they’d seen at the mansion, the truth wasn’t received well. Due to the grievous mishandling of information, and conspiratorial cover-ups thanks to the jerks at Umbrella, she’s in danger once again. The dangerous T-virus has spread now, and it runs rampant in the heart of the city. Now she must survive the hordes of zombies all over again.
Umbrella wasn’t going to go down without a fight. They had a new master plan. The pharmaceutical company gone wrong unleashes a new bio-weapon they’ve been working on. This one is intelligent and deadly. Releasing it into the city streets, they’ve given this abomination one single mission. To eradicate remaining S.T.A.R.S. team members, and this creature will prove to be Jill’s most dangerous opponent yet.
This is without a doubt my favorite game of the older generation. I cover more about my love for this particular title in my review of it. If you want more information about it, you should check there.
In short, if you’ve played a Resident Evil game from this older era then you know just about what to expect here.
There is one thing I should mention though. I covered this in my review of the game as well, but Resident Evil 3: Nemesis makes the entire Resident Evil lore a bit messy thematically. Some parts take place before the events of Resident Evil 2. Meanwhile, others take place during the events of the second game, and some take place after the events of it.
This makes the game stand as a strange narrative window into almost all of the early Resident Evil plot lines. This game also features branching narratives and choices that will determine the path you take in the game. While this offers gamers a chance to replay the game, you can’t argue that it does make the lore of the wider universe just a little bit confusing from a timeline perspective.
For the average gamer though, this really shouldn’t be too big of an issue, and you’ll likely enjoy the game if you’re already a fan of the franchise.
This has been Kernook of The Demented Ferrets, where stupidity is at its finest and level grinds are par for the course. I’ll see you next time.
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