A zombie pandemic to escape the real one: Resident Evil 3

Life under self-quarantine can be quite tough. More people are getting infected every day and staying home seems to be the safest thing to do. All I want to do is hunker down with my trusty gun. However, I’m the only one who can find the cure and put an end to this chaos, and a weird mutant creature is trying to kill me, so unfortunately there’s nothing for me to but to go out and shoot some zombies.

I guess I should mention that I’m talking about my experience with Resident Evil 3, and not real life. Unfortunately.

Since my (real) self-quarantine has been a bit boring, I was really looking forward to playing RE3 (known in Japan as Biohazard 3) and expressing my frustrations by killing some zombies. Being as it is a shortish game and since I have so much free time, I finished it in two sittings, but it was well worth it.

If you played RE2 you know, more or less, what to expect. Labyrinthine levels where something unlocks something else that gives you access to something that unlocks another thing… all while some nasty creatures chase you. Zombies, zombie dogs, zombie spiders, zombie sewer T-Rex things… all great to put a few bullets into.

The main zombie thing is, of course, Nemesis, a sort of weapon-wielding zombie Hulk. He (kind of) chases you throughout the game and he’s basically every boss fight in the game. He’s not exactly like Tyrant was in the previous game though, as he won’t just walk around the whole area looking for you while you’re in the process of unlocking things. He just appears at certain points in the game and you’ll have to either fight or flee. Even though he’s much more capable of inflicting damage than Tyrant, he’s also much more predictable, so he ends up being less scary.

RE3 is more of an action game in the vein of later entries in the series, and less spooky than, say, RE1 or RE2. Much less gory than RE2 as well. I miss dismembering zombies and seeing their limbs lying around!

It’s still a really fun ride and very replayable, like every other RE game, as you unlock new weapons that make the game easier every time you beat it, so it’s a great companion for these times. Thank you, zombie apocalypse, for making me forget the real apocalypse outside.

Hi, I’m Sergio.
I’m from Spain, lived in the UK for seven years and came to Japan in 2012.
I majored in journalism in London and have been teaching English in Tokyo.
I like traveling, cycling, photography, movies, and spending time with friends.
I wrote articles about life in Japan as a foreigner and anything that I might find interesting.
My email is ” sergio.dom.jpn@gmail.com “, by all means contact me about anything!


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