Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Survival horror. We've already shivered our way through the first two Resident Evil games, and the good news is that Nemesis, the third PlayStation instalment has been converted to the PC and should be ready for review next. The prequel/sequel (it takes place 24 hours before and 24 hours after Resident Evil 2) promises new moves for the two heroes, Jill Valentine (from Resident Evil) and new male sidekick Carlos Oliviera. For a start, they've been trained in taking flights of steps in one single smooth movement. In previous episodes the game paused while a separate animation kicked in.
You can utilise the new 180 degree spin, which features in the new Dreamcast game, which should help you deal with the hordes of zombies that Capcom is promising. Some people found Resident Evil 2 overwhelming with more zombies than ammunition and the trend is set to continue with up to ten zombies on screen at any time. Purists and fans of the Romero and Fulci films will also be pleased to hear that the undead are going to look far more realistic, with personal characteristics lending more of a personality. Expect to see fat zombies, thin zombies, males and females, with enhanced AI that means not all of them want to chow down on your intestines. They're also going to move at different speeds, with some able to reach a lazy jog in their quest for the crimson.
There are two other bad guys to watch out for who can pick up and throw your character and boast massive strength and speed, and then there's the Nemesis itself, which we're not going to ruin by unmasking. All you need to know is that his first appearance in the game is more shocking than any of the classics from the other two instalments put together.
We haven't seen the game running yet so we can't comment on the graphics. Capcom traditionally doesn't put that much extra effort into the PC version, but we're hoping that Nemesis will buck the trend. We've played Codename Veronica on the Dreamcast and the enhanced graphics show the quality that we should be demanding on the PC. Here's hoping.
Processor: PC compatible, P-100
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Screenshots
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