We have just one more week left until the official release of Resident Evil 3 Remake from Capcom. That means it is the perfect time to take a dive into the demo and share some of my thoughts. Please be mindful that there will be spoilers ahead. If you haven’t checked out the demo yet, get to it! It is available on PC through Steam, the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. Once you are done, come back and enjoy the rest.

My first playthrough of Resident Evil 3 Remake was done on the PS4 and the second was done on PC. First and foremost, the graphics look fantastic on both. I feel confident saying they are superior to the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Jill Valentine’s update looks incredible and the character movement looks and feels fluid. I particularly liked their attention to detail when it came to building the zone. You can see the destruction within Raccoon City as parts of it have been torn down and other parts are burning.

The Resident Evil 3 Remake demo drops you in just has Carlos and Jill meet in the subway. We, as the player, take control of Jill and make our way to the surface to turn the subway power back on. The demo does a great job of bringing the player up to speed by including tips on controls, how to use and combine items, as well as how to understand and use the map and interface. This functions as a great tutorial for anyone looking to jump into or back into the game and just needs a refresher.

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Carlos holding Jill in Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Jill and Carlos in Resident Evil 3 Remake. Image provided by Capcom.

Resident Evil 3 Remake is a zombie shooter first and foremost and the demo gives us plenty of that. Only the story mode is available to play through, so combat isn’t too strenuous but never felt overly easy either. Personally, I am terrible at shooting games on the PS4 (I just can’t aim with a controller ya know) and I was able to make my way through just fine. That isn’t without saying that you won’t run out of bullets every once in a while and have to either run or fend off the zombies with your utility knife.

In the last portion of the demo we finally come face to face with Nemesis himself in all his glory. Outrunning him isn’t an option since our big friend will just jump in your way or reel you back in with one of his tentacle arms. It is possible to loop your way past him and make it to the next checkpoint but you are going to take a beating along the way. The smart move is the pick up the shotgun and stun him long enough to get past. The great thing though is that there are multiple ways to handle Nemesis.

Overall the Resident Evil 3 Remake demo was incredible and we have a lot to look forward to next week. If you are even remotely interested in the franchise I highly recommend checking out the demo and experiencing it for yourself. It only took me about a half-hour for each run but was well worth every moment. 

Resident Evil 3 Remake releases on April 3, 2020 for PC through Steam, PS4 and the Xbox One.

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Jill Valentine entering into Raccoon City during the Resident Evil 3 demo.

Jill Valentine entering into Raccoon City during Resident Evil 3 Remake. Image provided by Capcom.

 

 

Julia Roth
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