My Resident Evil 3: Nemesis review (finished on September 18th 2012) will let you know how Jill’s greatest, and only, solo adventure from 1999 stacks up today. I played the PlayStation version initially, but then quickly switched to the GameCube version, played on Wii.
Awesome artwork by Javier Berjan of a Slasher-movie-styled Nemesis!
This game surprised me. But first a very, VERY cautionary tale. Avoid the original PS1 version at ALL COSTS. It is ugly as the sin Satan pushes out of his ass, only burned onto a disc. I had to stop playing lest I start convulsing at the horrendous character models, ear-splitting sound effects and music, and backgrounds so blurry your left in a daze.
I deem the PS1 version to literally be unplayable. However I do not know whether or not the PlayStation Network digital version (a “PS1 Classic”) on the PS3 digital store, which is playable on PS3, PSP or PS Vita once purchased, has cleaned up the graphics or not. If it HAS, then I assume it is at least playable.
Blasting zombies to smithereens in the city streets of Raccoon City as Jill Valentine!
Right now I highly recommend the GameCube version, which is playable on Wii (although somewhat hard to find). This version has high-definition quality graphics. In the PS1 version you can’t even read 95% of the signs in the background, in the GameCube version they are CRYSTAL clear. In the PS1 version Jill is so jaggy, and the backgrounds so blurry, that it hurts your eyes. In the GameCube version, there isn’t a jagged edge to be found and Jill and all enemies and backgrounds are crystal clear. As is the voice and music (the CG cutscenes are a bit blurry, but look okay).
I assume the PC version looks just as good as the GameCube version if not better, and the Dreamcast version is probably still playable. A person online told me the PC version didn’t look as good as he expected however, and recommended the GCN version as the best looking. Sadly the PlayStation Network version is apparently unchanged from the PS1 version, and some users reporting game-halting bugs and crashing… so good luck with that. Best off playing a hard copy version on a console or so it would seem. As the PC versions also have a lot of compatibility issues.
So how does Resident Evil 3: Nemesis stack up today in 2012? Is it still fun to play even though it came out way back in 1999? YES IT IS!
The very cool, creepy box artwork for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
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