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      18.01.2011 21:03
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      A Solid Outing For The Resi Franchise

      Resident Evil 3 is the third title in the popular zombie series by Capcom and follows one of the most popular characters from the canon - Jill Valentine. Finding herself trapped in her home of Raccoon City after the T-Virus hits the city and turns the population into undead carnivores, she has to search through the city for any potential escape route out of the hellfire. Aside from the zombies and the frequent barricades, Valentine's biggest problem is the behemoth that is Nemesis, a super zombie created by Umbrella that is determined to hunt her down and turn her into mincemeat! Resident Evil 3 it has to be said is perhaps the easiest of the Resident Evil titles. The main reason behind this is that the game takes place in a reasonably normal city rather than the bizarre Umbrella facilities that feature bizarre riddles you have to solve to get items. These are present too but less frequent, most likely due to the addition of Nemesis to the mix. He is one tough monster who will eat up your ammo like they're made of putty! The first time I played I tried to fight him head on the first time I met him. It's safe to say that the encounter didn't last long and involved me having to load a new game! The controls are essentially the same as Resident Evil 1 and 2 with only one key change. When enemies like dogs try to attack you, you can do a dodge move to avoid taking damage. It's a handy little feature that will save you on herbs if you master it early on in the city. Unlike Resi 1 and 2, this game doesn't have the option to play as two characters from the start and experience their different stories. Here you basically control Jill for the majority of the game except for a little excerpt where you play as her ally Carlos Olivera. The game does feature a trump card though that the others don't. Through the game, apoints come where the game flashes and you are forced to make a split second decision on what to do next, usually when in severe danger. For example, early on you encounter Nemesis at the police station. You can either choose to fight him or run into the station - if it times out then occasionally a third choice is made, and usually it's something you'd rather avoid. This ultimately leads to two different endings which affects the plotline of the game. It's an interesting and novel addition, although I prefer the setup of the previous games. The graphics haven't been changed all that much for this Dreamcast port, much like Resident Evil 2. It's a bit lazy it has to be said but essentially the game is still as good as the original PS1 version. This game though offers the bonus costumes and weapons from the get-go and the Mercenaries mode too. The Mercenaries minigame allows you to play as one of the three main Umbrella soldiers in the game, and you have to go from the tram car to the warehouse (where you start Resi 3 from) in a set time. Time is added for saving civilians and for killing enemies. It's a nightmare mode and takes a lot of skill to do well. I've only managed to complete it twice, both times by the skin of my teeth! In conclusion, while lazily ported graphically to the Sega Dreamcast, it is still the fun zombie survival horror game we know and love. It's an entertaining game to play, although you do feel that maybe capcom could've done better with this outing. It's a classic though and should be enjoyed by all zombie fans!

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        over all a excellent game, no faults!

        Game title: Resident evil 3 Nemesis Genre: survival horror/puzzle adventure Publishers: Eidos Rights too: Capcom Certificate: 15 Resident evil 3 Nemesis, the third instalment of the franchise, though being the third instalment, the story line to this game has gone back on its self and is set before resident evil 2. Although this may sound confusing, I will now explain why, with a little history lesson, as to the goings on in a little Midwestern town, called Raccoon city. History: So it all began in the outskirts of Raccoon city, in Raccoon Forest near the Arkley Mountains. Strange reports of bizarre attacks were being reported around the Arkley mountain area, vicious attacks were reported of dog like creatures, also bizarre murders started to accrue in and around the city, the victims were apparently attacked by groups of about ten people, they were apparently eaten! The sightings were more frequent around a mansion, located deep within Raccoon forest. The R.P.D (Raccoon city police department) decided to investigate the cannibal murders further, and sent out there S.T.A.R.S. (special tactics and rescue service) bravo team, to investigate the mansion. Not long after there departure, contact was lost with bravo team, R.P.D sent out there S.T.A.R.S alpha team to investigate the mansion and to find bravo team. On touch down the alpha team were in a violent situation involving vicious dog like creatures, Chris Redfield, Barry Burton, Albert Wesker and Jill Valentine ran and took shelter in the nearby mansion. From the minute they started to investigate they could sense something was not right, they found one of the fallen, bravo team members, Kenneth, and the shocking thing was that he was being eaten, by a shifty, not quite right looking person. They later found out that this mansion was the reason to all the bizarre murders and sightings; it was really a cover up for a secret underground laboratory, set up by a pharmaceutical company calling themselves umbrella. The bravo team and most of the alpha team were killed in action due to umbrellas bio experiments running lose around the mansion. The cause of the zombie like creatures, was later discovered that a chemical leak in the lab (the T-virus to be precise) which in turn, transformed them into the walking dead and hungry for fresh meat. There were only a handful of survivors, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Barry Burton and Albert Wesker. They later discovered that there captain, Albert Wesker, was working with umbrella all along, the mansion was like a field test and the S.T.A.R.S team were set up, Wesker later reviled to them umbrellas ultimate creation, the tyrant. Wesker then proceeded to release the tyrant on the team, though his plan back fired, and the tyrant killed Wesker first, before turning its attention to the team. The tyrant was stopped with the help of two other survivors from the bravo team, Rebecca chambers and brad Vickers, the mansion was destroyed, and the case was apparently closed, due to lack of evidence. Three months later, the bizarre cannibal murders started to happen again, only this time, in Raccoon city itself. The entire city was now the walking dead, the city in ruins, the R.P.D destroyed and the S.T.A.R.S team in hiding accept for one member, Jill Valentine. Story line: Now the story kicks in for the third instalment, with the city in ruins and the threat of the city being nuked at daybreak, Jill Valentine must now escape the city, before it's too late. But with new threats to stop her achieving this goal, it wont be easy, umbrella have found out that Jill Valentine is still in the city and have sent out a stalker known as the nemesis project, a new, more intelligent bio weapon, to neutralise Jill, and stop her spreading the information on umbrella. With no police force, and no means of escape, Jill must fight to stay amongst the living. Controls: for anyone who has played the first two games, the controls are virtually the same, they are easy to get the hang of, but for this game, there are a couple of new actions that Jill can do. The most helpful one would be the new dodge system, with a rightly timed press of either the R1 or R2 button, you can evade most attacks from your enemies, another way this action works, is the new shove action, in the previous games, the shove action was only executed after a successful attack from an enemy, now you can shove your enemy to the ground, thus saving your ammo. Another helpful action is the quick 180 degree turn; this can be help full when you are surrounded by enemies. The simple combination of the down directional button and the square button while aiming will swing you round 180 degrees quicker, than dropping your aim and turning round. The last but by far not the least, is the attack objects system, this action allows you to blow up certain objects, i.e. barrels, drums, etc. these objects can be used to attack your enemies, simply press the R2 button to locate the target object, and fire, a useful action for crowds of enemies. I'm not sure if this can be called an action, but it is a new feature in resident evil 3. The new making your own ammo system. This can be handy, but only if you can find the gun powder to make it with. It will allow you to mix the gunpowder with the reload tool, thus giving you more ammo. Apparently the more ammo you make, you skill improves, thus enabling you to make more rare, powerful ammo. The characters: Resident evil 3 stars Jill Valentine, (gamers familiar with resident evil, will remember Jill Valentine from the first game) one of the survivors from the mansion incident. She is now on a mission to escape the city, before it is literally wiped of the map. Another character that you will control is Carlos Oliveira, Carlos is one of umbrellas U.B.C.S (umbrella biohazard countermeasure service) Carlos was sent into the city by umbrella to search and rescue any survivors, left in the city. Though umbrella is the cause for the outbreak on the city, Carlos and his team were sent in as an apparent cover up, to take the heat of umbrella, it was later reviled that umbrella's U.B.C.S were also sent in as data collectors, these selected people had the objective of collecting data on umbrella's creations, running lose in the city. On the subject of data collection, another character called Nicholai Ginovaef. Nicholai was one of the selected data collectors although, his motives differed from umbrellas plans. Nicholai decided that the money was good for this mission, but it could be better, he decided to kill of the other data collectors and steel there data for his own uses, after all, if he was the only one with the data that umbrella wanted, they would pay a very high price for that data. Another character that makes a return, is brad Vickers, the chopper pilot from the mansion incident, known as 'chicken heart ' to his friends, Vickers was the sort of person that saves his own hind when faced with danger, thus giving hi, his nickname. Brad's escape plan was cut short by the stalker, known as nemesis, sent by umbrella to neutralise the remaining S.T.A.R.S. members. His life was ended, right in front of his partner, Jill Valentine. Nemesis: I felt that the nemesis deserved its own explanation section, as a key part of resident evil 3, without the nemesis I believe this game would not be. The nemesis T-type or pursuer, became apparent when umbrella decided that the previous tyrant models had a defect in the programming that umbrella had to make right, the inability to control the previous tyrants and its inability to seek out and neutralise pacific targets, alerted them that improvements needed to be made. The bio weapons researches came up with the nemesis virus, this virus gave umbrella the power to control the tyrant, and to give it orders it could follow faithfully and precisely. The intelligence of the new tyrant model was increased to an unexpected level; the nemesis could now stalk and destroy pacific targets and could now use complex weapons in its pursuit. The nemesis was deployed to Raccoon city, with the targets being the R.P.D, S.T.A.R.S team, there knowledge of the mansion incident would be crippling to umbrella, there information must not leave Raccoon city. The nemesis was also despatched with a rocket launcher, with the new ability to use complex weapons, the threat was greater than before. The creepy thing about the nemesis in the game, is its one word vocabulary, the nemesis growls "STARS" at you before it attacks, also the change in music is a big give away. The nemesis is a relentless pursuer, the option to fight or run is yours, if you fight you are rewarded, but it takes precious time and ammo. To run away from the nemesis is just as frightening, the nemesis can go through doors and the scary factor is it can run! Extremely fast! You will eventually lose it after running trough 3 to 4 doors, your first encounter of the nemesis chasing you, will have your heart pounding! The nemesis will relentlessly stalk you through the entire game, seeking to destroy its target, later on you will severely damage the nemesis but, it only gets stronger. The nemesis has the ability to regenerate, thus later on giving it more tentacles, the tentacles also get longer, so the nemesis is an even more formidable foe, even at a fair distance. Believe me when I tell you that the nemesis will have even the most experienced gamers, hearts pounding in panic! Enemies: there are many new and old enemies to be afraid of in resident evil 3. the classic zombies make there return, these zombie like creatures are the once, human citizens of Raccoon city. Infected by the T-virus outbreak, they are now the walking dead! And they are hungry for flesh to feast on, in the previous games they were slow and annoying and limited to were they could go, but in this one they can now pursue you down stair's and through doors, also they are a lot faster than the previous games, making them still, a formidable foe. Another return are the infected dogs, these dogs cannot be shifted with a few soppy words and a stick! They have been infected with the T-virus, making them very aggressive. They are hard to defeat as they tend to jump at you, making them hard to target, also they tend to attack in packs. The last return is the vicious hunter, the hunter made its first appearance in the first game, the hunter is one of the bio weapons that was created by umbrella in there labs. The hunter was a successful creation and could follow simple orders, the hunters are very hard to kill as they don't stay still for very long, they will jump up and attempt to severe your head. Environment: the game is set in Raccoon city, and there is a lot for you to explore. The city is practically destroyed, the environment is full of crashed cars, abandoned businesses and plenty of dark, grotesque places, the way Capcom have set out the characters view, gives an enclosed, claustrophobic feel to the environment, the way you can only hear what's around the next corner and not see it, keeps the chills and thrills coming thick and fast to the very end. The nearly complete darkness of the environment also, is a key factor to the way the game is played. The not quite sure what to expect next feel to the environment, is original to resident evil, because of all the back tracking you have to do to make progress, you will start to appreciate the environment you are in, the background is lush and has a lot going on in it, you cant help but look, I guaranty that you will spot things, like dead and mutilated bodies within the background that you didn't notice first. Sound: the sound is absolutely amazing for this game; the background sound effects will catch your ears first. When you're exploring the streets, stop and listen for the moans of the zombies in the background, which is layered over with the sound of a chilling wind sound effect. Not only is the music a great edition to the feel of the game, it also can help you out. When a sudden attack happens the music will change to a fast beat, stabbing of violins. Telling you to get the hell out of there! Another dead give away is the way the music changes when the nemesis attacks, it will change to a fast, almost dark, type tune, you will eventually come to recognise this music and can prepare for the nemesis. The last thing I have noticed is the music in the save rooms. Because no enemies can access the save rooms, the music changes to a light, melodic tune, giving you the impression you are safe from the monsters on the street. All these will add some emotion to the game, it will either calm you down or have panicking, there for I do believe the music gives you the impression you are there, amongst the mayhem. Game play: If you have never played any of the first resident evil games, the controls will be a bit strange at first; they are easy to pick up though just read the booklet that comes with the game. I felt that the entire game was exceptional from start to finish. The chills and thrills come thick and fast, unexpected things will happen all of a sudden that will have you jumping out of your skin. The game is quite long so it will keep you busy for a while, the story does unfold slowly, which I think adds to the suspense, not forgetting the almighty nemesis, prepare to panic and run when the music suddenly changes, the nemesis will relentlessly chase through the entire game, the great thing about this is that he could pop up anywhere, just when your not expecting it. The puzzle are also another great aspect of the game play, they are challenging and get you using your brain, not just for working out the puzzles, but finding the clues to help you with them as well. All these aspects will have you on the edge of your seat and your heart pounding with suspense, so be prepared for a roller coaster ride of thrills, like no other. Graphics: the graphics in this game are slick and have come far from the first game. The in game graphics are a bit blocky but compared to the first game, Capcom have used every inch of the Play stations power. The F.M.V sequences are very realistic in this one, and the animation moves smoothly and freely, I would say the helicopter F.M.V is my favourite, it will annoy you but please you at the same time, just when you think you have done it and have an escape helicopter, the nemesis appears! I wont spoil it for you but do give it a watch, I am sure you will be shouting 'NO!' at the TV screen. How long will it last: resident evil 3 will keep you busy for quite a while, it took me about a month to fully complete it, including unlocking all the extras and all difficulty settings. As for the length of the game you are rewarded with extras and I'm sure you will play it again and again to get the top ranking, your ranking system is based on your time of completion and your number of saves, you are ranked from G to A but there is also an S grade for only the best and quickest players. Extras and unlock able: for your efforts, you are awarded with many extras, the main one being the Mercenary's mini game. This mini game stars the U.B.C.S from the main adventure, with a new mission. You have to choose a player and get to a certain destination within a set time limit, the only problem is, is that you have a bomb attached to you and it will kill you if you don't make it. You can earn extra time by killing enemies and saving survivors, when you reach your destination you will be awarded with money, to spend on special weapons and infinite ammo for Jill for the main adventure. The other extra is only for the brave, the epilogues are unlockable files of all the characters and what they did after the previous games. To get them all depends on your grade at the end of the game, the better your grade the more files you get, but they are only obtainable if the game is played on hard mode. Where to find: I got my copy from my local second-hand game store; I got it for about £5. But I'm sure you could pick it up cheaper now, I've seen it for as little as £2. As for brand new I'm not sure but as it's a rare and collectible game now, it could cost a bit brand new. You could try Ebay or game, I'm sure they would have it. Well I hope this helps, if I missed anything check out these links for additional information www.ebay.com www.game.co.uk www.capcom.com www.eidos.com www.residentevil.com Thanks for the read, I guaranty you will definitely enjoy resident evil 3 nemesis G-virus

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          Being a huge fan of roleplaying computer games I have collected and completed quite a few of the top game titles. Games like the Tomb Raider titles, Dino Crisis and Resident Evil 1 and 2, so when Capcom brought out the third instalment of the Resident Evil series, I simply had to go out and grab myself a copy. RESIDENT EVIL 3 – NEMESIS ~~~~~~GAME PLOT~~~~~~ A month after the horrific T-virus tragedy which turned normal people into flesh hungry zombies (which was where RE2 left off), the people of Racoon City were just starting to get back to their normal lives. Then, it happened again, another leak has begun to surge through the city causing massive devastation. The T-virus is back with a vengeance, the dead walk the streets once more and the people of Racoon City live in fear for their very lives. Our heroine, Jill Valentine (a special task force member from the Racoon City police force) returns to once again do battle with the hoards of evil zombies and rid the city of evil. She is helped by Carlos Oliveira, a combat soldier who has been sent in with a special team for classified reasons, these reasons are slowly revealed throughout the game. There is however, one huge problem which also plays a part in the mission at hand, some of the zombies have mutated into huge, almost indestructible creatures, which Jill and Carlos will have to defeat in order to bring the city to peace once again. For them to succeed will be up to you. ~~~~~~WHAT DOES THE GAME ENTAIL?~~~~~~ Well, you are basically in control of Jill (and later on in the game Carlos) and you have a set of specific tasks which you have to do. This may be finding a special key to open a door or a component to fix a certain machine. Along the way you are attacked by all sorts of creatures, zombies, demon dogs, vicious flying birds, giant crocodiles and various other weird monsters. These will have to be destroyed or dodged in order for you to access certain areas. There are also quite a few puzzles to solve along the way (similar in a sense to Tomb Raider), these involve using machines to measure certain levels of water and electricity flows in order to open doors. They are pretty simple if you don’t try to look for the more complicated solution as I did. Upon completion of certain areas you are given an FMV (Full Motion Video) sequence to watch which sometimes holds clues for you to use later on, this also gives your fingers a rest from playing. Clues are also obtained in certain documents and letters, which you can pick up from certain rooms on tables and chairs throughout the game. ~~~~~~CONTROLS AND GAMEPLAY~~~~~~ The basic manoeuvres of Jill (Your main character), are fairly straight forward, walking, running, and shooting your foes are so simplistic that you will be able to master them without the need to have played any of the first two games. Picking up objects, opening doors and using keys and your collected items are all done with a simple click of a button. However, there are some times within the game that you may need a little more than to simply run or shoot (when you are completely surrounded by zombies for instance) and it will happen believe me. When this happens you will need to master the games advanced actions, these include the likes of a quick 180 degree turn, dodges and escapes. Instead of basic one button moves, these generally require the use of several buttons at the same time and are fairly difficult to do correctly when you are in a state of panic over the onrushing demons. The main plus point in Resident Evil 3 is the array of devastating weapons which you can acquire, these along with your other collected items (keys, tools and first aid kits) can all be accessed via a special menu (object inventory) system. This is brought into view by pressing the Start button at any time during the game. You must find your own ammunition throu ghout the game to keep your weapons well stocked but you can also find various tubs of gunpowder which, when you combine them, make up different kinds of weapon ammo. This is also the case when you find different herbs, combine them in your inventory and they make up health inducing remedies. I do think that even though my favourite role playing games have always been the Tomb Raider chronicles, Resident Evil 3 is far easier to master and control, even though there is far more shooting and running to do compared to Lara Crofts adventures. The one big catch with your object inventory is that you can only carry up to 8 items at any one time and so things that you collect need to be stored in large treasure chests. These you will find in a game save room along with an old typewriter which allows you to save your progress. Game save rooms are scattered around the various streets and complexes an but there always seems to one nearby wherever you are. ~~~~~~GRAPHICS SOUND AND MUSIC~~~~~~ The graphics in RE3 are quite split in terms of quality, the actual game itself is visually superb but some of the FMV sequences are pretty poor. The game graphics are so precise that you can even read the headlines on a newspaper that has been left behind by a fleeing resident. As I say though, the FMV sequences within the game are relatively poor and in some parts it makes it difficult to actually see what is going on. The sound effects within the game are absolutely first class, you can hear approaching zombies or monsters moaning, growling and slurring their feet from three and four screens away. This then gives you the power to prepare yourself and equip the correct weapon with which to deal with whatever type of creature is coming your way. There are quite a few scenes in which Jill and Carlos speak to each other and these sound as real as talking to one of your friends. The music in RE3 is (apart from the completed game the me tune wh ich is like a terrible record from the Rocky films), quite good. It carries the games atmospherics to the point where you are even engrossed simply by watching someone else playing. It tends to change as certain situations arise (just like in a real film) and this holds your interest quite convincingly. ~~~~~~GOOD POINTS~~~~~~ The good points about RE3 are that it is simply one of the most addictive role playing games that I myself have ever played. No matter how stuck you get, you just can’t shake that feeling and will to keep on going to the very end, it’s simply engrossing. The plot of the game is also quite good and along with the decent graphics and sound effects it can at times feel like you are the major star in a Hollywood movie. The puzzles within this game are really quite clever and can take a while to solve, this in my eyes is always a good thing and here there are plenty to wrap your mind around. Also, it is well worth completing the game as you are rewarded with a special bonus, I’ll reveal all about that in the ‘other information’ section. I think that compared to other top role playing games such as Tomb Raider and Dino Crisis, RE3 ranks up there with them both, it is certainly better than the first two RE games and has a lastability rating second to none. ~~~~~~BAD POINTS~~~~~~ RE3 doesn’t have all that many things which you could call bad, okay, it is aimed mostly at the male market but the heroine is actually female so women could quite enjoy it as well, if you can tolerate the blood and guts genre. I suppose the only let down I had was with the actual FMV sequences, perhaps a little more time could have been spent with the blotchy graphics. Oh and there is a huge error in the game instruction manual, to save your game when you find a typewriter you simply have to use your ink ribbon which has unlimited use, so you can save the game a s many times as you want. In the manual you are told that you can use the ribbon once only and that you have to try to find more ink ribbons if you want to save your game again. This find and use tactic appeared in Resident Evil 1 and 2 but as I have said, in RE3 your ribbon is unlimited. I suppose one further bad point is the fact that if you have already played RE2 (as I have) then some of the surroundings will be very similar in style and appearance. In fact, some of the areas in RE3 are actually the very same ones from the second game but with slightly altered goals. ~~~~~~OTHER INFORMATION~~~~~ Resident Evil has a 15 certificate because of the high level of violence and gore which the game contains, so if you have a weak stomach or you simply don’t like violence and horrific gore scenes, then you’d do well to avoid this. Right as I promised earlier, I’ll tell you about the nice reward you get upon completing the game. After the credits have rolled up, you are given a page which tells you how many times you saved and how long it took you to complete the game. 17+ hours in my case making it quite a vast game considering that you only play for an hour or so at a time and taking into account all the times you are killed and have start from your last save place. Anyway, you are then given a free bonus game called ‘The Mercenaries’, your goal in this game is to use one of three soldiers to run through the city (with a time limit) and reach a certain place killing anything in your way. Your weapons and first aid packs are limited though making it all the more difficult. After every attempt you are given a points score which you can then save up and buy yourself cheat modes for the RE3 game should you wish to play it again. You can buy three different types of weapon with unlimited ammunition, two of these weapons are not available during the normal game so that is a bonus in itself. A large r ocket launcher and a Terminator 2 style gatlin gun with unlimited ammo makes the game so much more interesting to play a second time round. Believe me, these new weapons are devastatingly powerful and you never need reload them. The fourth option which you can buy, is simply unlimited ammunition for every weapon you collect during play (but as I said no gatlin gun or rocket launcher, these must be bought separately). You can, if you have the patience collect enough points on your bonus game to buy the lot and start the game all over again armed to the teeth. I completed the game second time around in just over three hours so you can see the difference the new weapons made. To make sure you don’t get bored with the game the second time around, the makers have added something into the game where at certain points during play, you are presented with a live selection. These are short scenes where you are in a situation with two possible ways to deal with it, the game freezes and gives you the two options, depending on which one you choose determines slight changes in the story so you are not doing everything twice. You can simply choose the opposite option to what you chose the first time around and hey presto, it is almost like owning three separate games. Your first RE3 game, the bonus ‘Mercenaries’ game and finally a slightly different second assault on RE3 but with new weapons and unlimited ammo. Another bonus you are given for completing the game is a special key not available in the game first time around. This is the boutique key and allows you to change Jill’s costume into something more fetching. The game is compatible with any playstation controller (dual shock included) and uses one block on your memory card and you can start with a choice of two different difficulty settings.. ~~~~~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~~~~~ Resident Evil 3 – Nemesis is available from most playstation game stockists, HMV, Virgin Me gastores, Game and Gamestation all tend to have copies for sale. If you buy a brand new copy, that will set you back nearly £20 but I got mine from Gamestation second hand for £7.99 and that is in my eyes great value. ~~~~~~HINTS AND TIPS~~~~~~ Because you can only carry eight items with you at any one time, it is wise to make sure you have your weapon of choice and some first aid with you at all times. Also, make sure you always have a couple of carry spaces empty as you may need to pick up more objects along the way. Use your treasure chest, that is what it is there for, even if you store some objects or weapons which you don’t need yet in a certain treasure box at the beginning of the game, you can always collect them from your box in another room later on. All of your treasure boxes are universal so if you put your shotgun into the box in the police station for instance, it will appear in every box throughout the game in case you want to use it again. Keep your ears open for approaching footsteps and moaning noises, this way you can prepare for an attack before it actually happens. Save your game on a regular basis, there’s nothing worse than playing the game for half an hour and then being surprised by a pack of killer dogs and having to do all of your hard work again. Remember, despite what the manual says you do have unlimited saves throughout the game. As I have already explained, the manual is WRONG. If you run low on ammunition during the game, then you can always use your run function to evade most creatures, you don’t have to kill everything (unless of course you want to). ~~~~~~ASSOCIATED WEB SITES~~~~~~ Here are a few web sites associated with the game and a few sites where you can purchase your own copy. http://www.eidos.com http://www.gamestation.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk http://www.capco m.com Highly recommen ded 9/10. Thanks for the read. DEANO!

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            • "Nemesis may be too powerful at times in the game"

            Stress release is very important.There are few ways that are better than doing so than shooting up some freaky looking zombies and getting sore thumbs in the process,while enjoying the adrenaline rush.I have owned the game for quite sometime,having bought it as soon as it came out.This game is aimed at those who enjoy strategy and adventure games.In the course of playing it i have enjoyed myself immensely,and was very ecstatic when i completed it.The aim of the game is to escape a town which is infested by zombies and other mutants,which were brought about some chemical accident in a high secret lab.As you may have guessed,you need to fight your way out.But this isnt all.You also need to solve certain puzzles and clues,to unlock doors so as to get better weaponry and health packs.As opposed to the prequels of the game,you also have a much stronger enemy,the NEMESIS,who kills all,including zombies.This is because he is a cyborg programmed to ensure no one leaves the town,so all who come in his way are terminated !If you plan on buying this game,id advice you to do so,as you will thoroughly enjoy it.But be warned..you need patience for this one,and you could get hooked!

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            12.08.2001 09:01
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            I wet myself when i was about 5 years old and this game could make me do that again and now im 18 nearly 19. Like the song "Stuck in the Middle" its like this but its more like: "Zombies to the left of me giant spiders to the right here i am stuck in the middle with 2 bullets left". At first i didnt know what i was letting myself into but when i turned on my console zombies came rushing in at me. Your a member of S.Q.U.A.D stuck trying to find a cure for a small ill girl but its not to easy with only a hand gun to start of with, you have to make your way through alleys and dark rooms. The only bad thing about this game is that the small amount of save rooms and the ever accuring "This Door is Locked". If your screamish this game isnt for you becasue you never know whats behind you!!!!!!!!. Because of the stunning graphics it makes this game even more scary and now all it needs to do now is get rid of the stupid, ever poping up boss. He just pops up at annoying times (sometimes with a rocket launcher). Which is bad when you only have 2 bullets left:-(

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              "They hoped it was all over. But then it happened again Suddenly, a series of Inexplicable murders occurred and a strange disease began invading neighbourhoods. The T-Virus was flowing into the city... The invisible plague snuck up silently and turned the unsuspecting citizens into monsters." Before I continue I feel there are a few terms that you need to understand S.T.A.R.S. = Special Tactics and Rescue Service, S.T.A.R.S. was founded under the jurisdiction of the Raccoon City Police Department to deal with increasing terrorism and crime. Umbrella = the corporation that created the virus in all three Resident Evils. U.B.C.S. = Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service, formed to help prevent the zombies from taking over the city. This is I think part three in the Resident Evil series is the best, as there are some new dimensions and features. Including new weapons and a new feature the live selection, which I will talk about later. This isn’t just the best game of the serries I think it is the best game of it’s sort. ----Characters---- There are two main characters in this game Jill Valentine (the main character and an ex member of S.T.A.R.S.) and Carlos Oliveira (member of U.B.C.S.). This is a new feature in the Resident Evil games being different characters in the one game. In Resident Evil 2 you had the choice of two people but with two different CD’s. Anyway I think this is a good feature as it adds a bit of a variety. ----Enemies---- The enemies range from Zombies (obviously) to Evil Dogs to Crows. But the worst one of them all is The Nemesis, he pops up about eight or nine times all though the game, and if you watch carefully you will notice a change in him and it will become obvious at the end. He is generally annoying but it is a good twist to the game, and sometimes when he jumps out on you it can really make you jump ----Weapons---- You c an really show the zombies what you’re made of with some impressive weapons. Including the Assault Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Gatling Gun etc. They have made some big improvements on the first to games on weapons. My favourite is the Magnum, when you shot the zombies the bullet hits them in the head and it falls off, classic. ----Live Selection---- This is the newest and best part of the Resident Evil games. It makes the game even more interesting; you have two options to choose from on each live selection. This offers an interesting twist to the game, as you have more decision in what happens to you in the game. As each different selection can mean death or a new weapon. ----Graphics---- This game features some pretty cool 3D graphics. The best looking thing is the nemesis and especially the final mutation of him. The zombies are dipping with pus and good and also look real, that is if a zombie can look real. This game features a new 3D graphics generator (what ever the hell that means). But it is obviously working because this is one of the sharpest crispest Playstation games I have played. ----Music/Sound---- The music is creepy and at times can really freak you out! You are constantly looking over your shoulder because you never know when a Zombie is going to jump out. The sounds are incredible. The moans of the zombie’s are very scary and there’s nothing worse than ten zombies edging closer to you and you hear the click, click, yes the sound of no ammo! ----Difficulty---- This is the hardest game on Playstation and if you said to me you finished this game without using a walk though, you would have to prove it to me. There is so many false leads that can annoy you but my advice is to just keep at it and only cheat as a last resource This is a brilliant game and very cheap hence very good value for money. I bought it for a very cheap $20. This is extremely cheap for what yo u get. This is Eidos’s (The maker of the game) best game. It received a 10/10 from Playstation and many other game magazines; I also give it this great rating. Now I’ve said its good professionals said its good so what are you waiting for go out and buy it! I recommend this game to any body that loves the other two Resident Evil games or likes Shot em up or adventure games. *Please rate my op and write a comment*

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                27.07.2001 03:11
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                To begin with, I thought this game was going to be rubbish. I'd heard some of my mates saying it was rubbish. I was proven wrong when I rented it out. The game is much better then the reviews I'd read about it. The game is an aw inspiring yet gut wrething wonder. the graphics are a bit blocky but the attention to detail in the background and on the zombies is all you'd need for a class game. I have only have one problem with the game, that there are too many boss encounters for the length of game play. Through out the game there are about 16 boss encounters with either a largely over-grown maggot or nemesis. The problems are slightly annoying aswell becuase they are pretty much a big repetion of the puzzles in Resi Evil 2. For example, in R.E.2, there is a clock tower in which you have to find 2 peices of a cog to put in a machine, its the same as in the 3rd Resi Evil. apart from these problems, the game is stillgoing from strength to strength.

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                  THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING GAMES I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! The story, characters, sound and gameplay are brilliant and the graphics are the best I have ever seen in a game! The name Nemesis is because of a super Tyrant* called Nemesis. He was secifically designed to kill all STARS** members. He is first introduced outside the Raccoon city police station, where he kills Brad, a STARS member. He has many forms. He starts off wearing a big leather suit and may or may not have a rocket launcher (it depends on where you are fighting him, some parts of the game are random), when you think you've won the game by ringing a clock towers bell, signaling a helicopter, Nemesis shoots it down and depending on which descision you made earlier Carlos, a mercinary, shoots his rocket launcher, blowing up a rocket inside causing Nemesis to plunge into a fire which mutates him into a topless, tentacle wielding lunatic. Later you blow his head off and he falls into toxic waste and turns into a huge blob of tentacled, acid spitting nastyness. When he is destroyed with a rail gun, you still have to shoot his final form with a magnum. Nemesis isnt the biggest enemy though, there are also giant wormlike 'gravediggers' and also all of the zombies that destroyed the town. When you've done that there is the 'Mercinaries' mode where you can earn money for unlimited ammo and rocket launchers for use in the main game. Will you survive the game and escape before you get NUKED? *Tyrant is the name of specially created zombies that keep following you around the game. **STARS is the Raccoon City police department's special forces.

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                  I was in my local EB(Electronic Butique) looking at the newest titles on offer and could not belive my eyes when i saw the thrid Resident Evil. I quickly pulled out my wallet and found it was only $24.95 and thats Australian dollars, by the way that is very cheap! You Jillvalentine who has just resigned from S.T.A.R.S an elleite crime fighting team. Vowing never to return to Raccoon City. But there are some problems the city isfilled with fleash eating zombies yet again. What she soon discovers is the evil created by the Umbrella (Companie responsible for the horror in all three games) Corproation is even more horrifying than she ever imagined. This game offers not much difference from the first two games but the new twist is you choose the story line. There are certian points in the game where it asks you to choose wheather you will stay and fight or wimp out and run away. This feature offers a much better feel to the game. There are some new ammo features as well you get shells and an ammo maker for lack of a better word. You can combine gun powder and shells together to make some pretty mean combinations. The Graphics and general game play are also fantastic. when your character fires a weapon they get kick back and when they get shot it looks like they got shot. I have had this game for about 4 months and i still havent finished it. So it is value for money. This game ofers the general plot and features of the first two but in whole it offers a wholelot more.

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                    This game follows the others in the resident evil series. The first game spawned a new type of game: survival horror and what a hit it was too. This game is set in between the first game and the second. This game has the same story line as the others, but for those who haven’t heard it ill explain it. There is a small remote town in America called Raccoon City. The main business in this city is called Umbrella, it’s a huge chemical factory that makes and manufactures chemicals. They make a virus called the G-virus which has the effects of turning is user in the zombies in other worlds the living dead. This was first unloosed in a mansion in raccoon forest where the first game starts out. It then leaks down to the town too where the 2nd and 3rd game is set. The main character who is also in the first game finds this out and before she knows it the whole city have tuned into zombies. She is the only one left and she must escape………………….. The game is very very good. There is a wide choice of weapons to use. The zombies and things available to kill have a lot of range. I reckon that there are over 20 different things that can be killed. Some parts of the game will make you jump, especially when the nemesis is chasing you through the streets when you don’t expect it……….. This game is good and fun to play. The only problem with it is that it is very short. If you play it for about 10 hours on easy you will complete it in no time at all. This is fun to play, especially for £20.

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                    Yes this is another sequel to those Resident Evil games for the PS and PC. There's nothing worse than an infestation of flesh-eating zombies - a point that Jill Valentine, agent of S.T.A.R.S., is likely to agree with. But here she is again all the same, in the third instalment of the PlayStation favourite Resident Evil, armed and ready to make mincemeat of the legions of undead that come her way. Set immediately after the fateful events of the first Resident Evil game, Nemesis works on the same third-person action principal and doesn't have many new tricks up its sleeve, but this new angle gives the game a better look. Let's just say that if you liked the first one, then you'll probably get along just fine with this sequel. If you hated it or simply were too frightened however, then there's nothing in Resident Evil 3 worthy enough to tempt you into spending the£30+. The gameplay smacks of a lazy transition from console to PC. Obvious limitations in the game, like its poor graphics - of which more later - might be something that you'd put up with on a low-spec platform, such as the Sony Playstation. On a PC with plenty of power under its skin, it may perhaps look old fashioned, which in some cases can interfere with your gameplay. For instance, there's a valley of difference between the flat-looking background graphics and items that you are able to interact with. Maybe the designers wanted the graphics to be this way.

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                    07.05.2001 22:03
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                    Well here we have another one of Capcom’s survival horror games. The classics Resident Evil 1 + 2 and now we have another game following on those two classics and it’s called Resident Evil 3. How good is this game then? Well Resident Evil 1 really did alter the world of survival horror games, and then the second sequel was just immense and basically it rocked. What about 3? Read on… --- What about RE3? --- Fair as it seems but I think Resident Evil 3 happened not after Resident Evil 2, but before, but near the end Resident Evil 3 happens after the ending of Resident Evil 2. Correct me if I’m wrong! Anyway back to subject. For all the ones who have played Resident Evil 1+2 must think what amazing two classics have we got here. The storyline for Resident Evil 1 was never fully finished because we didn’t get a good picture of the full story and person who actually created the virus that turned living things into somewhat dead things, and so it continues onto Resident Evil 2 where the whole story is finally at it’s end. Now we go onto Resident Evil 3 that I thought, until I purchased and played the game, it was going to have a new storyline but still linking into Umbrella and such (considering Resident Evil 2 finished the whole story). Unfortunately that wasn’t so, it appears that the game felt exactly like Resident Evil 2 especially when you enter the police station and know your full way around already. Then I thought, is this just Resident Evil 2 with new weapons, a beautiful young lady, and some new rooms in the police station?. It annoyed me a bit but it started to get better in fact. There was more to it than just a crummy police station, which impressed me loads. There was more to do and more places to explore such as the hospital, the train, outside, and the clock tower. So indeed Capcom did not disappoint me after all, but still I felt that Resident Evil 2 was better because it actually had a storyline linking to Resident Evil 1 where as the Resident Evil 3 was just partially similar to two, but it had different characters, weapons, and unfortunately it didn’t really maintain a good storyline (it just felt like two). Now to the bits that rates it: --- Storyline --- Well I don’t want to spoil you and tell you the storyline, but I could tell you to my opinion it isn’t that good and there isn’t much to it --- Game play --- Good game play, packed with adventures and scary bits, but it does irritate you every time Nemesis comes after you and suddenly you realise you have no ammo left. Capcom shouldn’t have done this. They should have just added more zombies in the game rather than getting Nemesis (this big creature where you have to wound every so often in the game and it wastes your ammo, and never seems to go away), to attack you every now and then. This did however make the game scarier and more like a runaway horror where someone chases you and you try to escape, but it keeps coming for you. --- Graphics --- This is very essential to make the game good because every scenery in the game is graphics. The graphics undoubtedly is good and it’s just like Resident Evil 2, pure, smooth, and good detail on the characters, zombies, backgrounds, or even weapons. --- Sound --- Not much change her in comparison to Resident Evil 2. Still amazing though. Very horrifying especially where you run into something unusual and the music gets faster or it suddenly gets louder and scares the wits into you. I wouldn’t fault it but apart from Silent Hill that has the best horror music in computer games, but Resident Evil must be at least the second best horror music and sound effects. --- Overall conclusion --- Capcom has impressed almost everyone with their amazing survival horror games named Resident Evil. They have put so much effort into them that it i s rewarding and worth buying. I hope they do even better it the upcoming years with survival horror games, and I also hope they make a new survival horror game with new storyline etc. For Resident Evil 3 I will rate it a high 90%.

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                      July 26th. The zombies have overtaken the city. I must get out of here. This is my, last escape (tap, tap, tap)... The introduction atmosphere is unbelievble. Play and be amazed with what a game can do. Gatling guns are cool. They rip through zombies, they didn't know what hit 'em. I don't think they would've anyway. Also, the sound of the heads of the zombies being popped by the magnum is extremely satisfying. If you are skilled enough to own the Gatling Gun, then just try ripping through the zombies, trust me: It is COOL!!! The Nemesis also pops up at several times, and every time, you think: DIE YOU DAMN IDIOT! He scares the life out of you in the Police Station, when you quietly walk down the stairs, and run down the corridor, and he leaps through the window, armed with a machine gun. It's the things like this that make this game so effective. Oh, and the last boss is HUGE? The story is amazing, and fits in perfectly with the Racoon City disaster trilogy: After the events of the Racoon City Mansion, zombies start to overtake the city, growing all the time. UPDATE: May 6th --------------------------------------------- The story is amazing, and fits in perfectly with the Racoon City disaster trilogy: After the events of the Racoon City Mansion, zombies start to overtake the city, growing all the time. This takes you in place as Jill Valentine, co-hero of RE along with Chris Redfield. 24 hours before the horrible events of RE2 took place, Jill bursts out of her apartment, and sees all these Zombies, in a blazing fire everywhere around her. She runs to safety just in time, passing all the walking corpses of ex-innocent people and the police force. She must get out of this god-ridden city, no matter how long it takes? After Resident Evil happened, Umbrella corp. knew that the surviving STARS squad knew too much about the deadly (and living) effects of this T-Virus. So, they created a monster that is gua ranteed to dispose of them for sure: Nemesis. When you encounter this monster, you are only left with one sensible option: run. You might want to choose to fight it, on two conditions: you like the Game Over screen or you have a rocket launcher. You eventually come across a situation where you control Carlos, an Umbrella corp. mercenary, and must find something in the Hospital. After that, 24 hours pass and Unaware the characters are, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield (come in search of Chris after the mansion scenario) has just escaped Racoon City. You must then find your only way out: something that I will not tell you. There are plenty of weapons that you expect like the Handgun, Shotgun and Magnum, and also the Gatling Gun and Rocket Launcher if you really enjoyed this trilogy. Others can be found, not included in the previous games, and others can be upgraded. The ammo powder is also a good addition, where combinations of powder A, B and C can be combined to make different ammo (but it's funny how powder A makes Hand Gun bullets, and happens to be made by the same make as the ammo in other shops). There are plenty of bonuses, if you are on hard mode you can get a VERY cool prize for knocking Nemesis unconscious, and also you will get a short epilogue or conclusion of different characters (including characters not in RE3, like RE2's Ada Wong). When you complete the game you can play the Mercenary game, where you must survive through Racoon City, being a walking bomb. A higher grade means more money, which means good weapons for you. In comparison to the other games, I must say that this is definitely a cut above the others. The graphics are much better even in the same engine, the gameplay is a lot less annoying and also it lasts longer, more addictive. The storyline is also better, the ending rules but you would start sending me hate mails if I told you. It fits in perfectly with RE2, as you find out why on the intro to RE2 Brad Vickers is a Zombie in the underpass and why also some parts of RE2 eg. The walls have been destroyed on RE3, before RE2 happened. Generally this is most definitely the best of the lot. --------------------------------------------- The gameplay is very good, it is a massive improvement over the prequels, with new moves such as 180 spin and the dodge. It is now analogue controllable, but isn't really much use (have you played Tomb Raider III, IV or V?) so it's best to use the D-Pad. It is easier to turn and navigate to different areas quickly, there isn't any major gameplay improvements, but the little things make the game much better. The graphics are good, RE3 uses the same graphics engine as RE and RE2, but they are much improved. Seamless FMVs are still used, but there are more than there used to be, and the quality is higher too. The voice acting is practically the same, still great. There are about 8 voice actors in the game, who turn out to be all the characters in the game. Who did Nemesis I don't know, but I guess there isn't much point if he/it is only going to say one word: 'STARS!' The game will last you a very long time, and the first time you complete it, it will be about 5 hours. The next time you complete it, fortunately you will have earned the Gatling Gun, or the Rocket Launcher, and will have took you 2 - 4 hours. I have done it in 2 hours approximately, and gained both them items. Completing the game on hard mode is quite a challenge, and will require a bit of patience. I have owned this game a long time, and still play on it, I have more things to unlock. Well, that's my opinion on this horrifying game, I hope you enjoyed it.

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                        This is an excellent, fearsome, challenging game. The graphics are fantastic and it has a great proportion of shooting fun. There is a great selection of weapons such as the Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Grenade Launcher, Magnum Handgun and many more. The zombies look absolutely realistic. You can actually see the blood and rotten skin on these zombies. The place that you are trying to escape from is called Racoon City. The graphics for the buildings, cars, shops, fires and other known objects are excellent. The Nemesis is an excellent challenge for this game. This game is truly the best to get. The game is a 1 player and is suitable for ages 15 and over. After beating the game, there will be a bonus level for which to earn money. When you have enough money you can get infinity ammunition for the Assault Rifle, Gatling Gun, Rocket Launcher or an infinity ammunition box for all weapons on the game. Cheats are available at www.cheatcc.com, www.cheatersparadise.co.uk or www.cheatplanet.com.

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                        No imitations, this series of games is what got the ball rolling for survival horror on the Playstation and what a good move that was. Take a classic zombie film, add a plot with as much twists as possible, identify the heroes and there you have a classic game. Much has improved since the first Resident Evil, with better graphics, an updated control system and a slight improvement in the script translation. If you are familiar with the 'master of unlocking' line from the original game, you'll know what I mean. This game is better thought out than the first two with some clever additions. You play a character from the first game, Jill Valentine, who goes to explore Racoon City to uncover the secret of the zombie crisis going on at the fault of Umbrella. The first thing that set this game apart from the previous two are that the first half of the game is set 24 hours BEFORE Resident Evil 2, the second half of the game 24 hours AFTER Resident Evil 2. Am I making sense? In other words, theres reference to the last game, making it seem more complete. The second and best thing is the introduction of Nemesis, a supposedly indestructable hideous monster who is on your tail and is there to kill you. Now, the first 2 games are not what I would call scary, but Nemesis kept me on edge throughout the game. You never know when he'll show up and after chasing you for a bit, he mysteriously disappears. The third and final improvement is, mainly when you get caught by Nemesis, you are given two actions to choose from in a variety of scenarios. This is a great addition as it alters some parts of the game to give it a good replay value. When you finish the game, you unlock a mini-game called Mercenaries (basically a shoot-em-up) where you can earn cash to spend on decent weapons to use in the full game! Alas, once again the game doesn't take long to complete but the extra features and mini-g ame partially compensate for this. Now all I've gotta do is wait for the next sequel...

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