Can I play the resident evil 3 remake instead of the original and still understand the story?

1 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:48 ID: rlipim

Just finished the resident evil 2 remake and I thought it was really good, but I heard the 3rd remake cut out a lot of stuff from the original game. Is all the important stuff still there, or did they cut out so much that it will make the story confusing? No spoilers if possible.

2 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:56 ID: hpfz09a

Story is essentially the same. Its mostly the locations visited and by whom that changes. Also the original game had a few different endings. The remake only has one.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/21 18:17 ID: hpgbg37

You won’t quite understand the love for Nemesis

4 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:56 ID: hpfz1hl

Playing the R3make, you would not be missing any elements that are key to your understanding of the game's story, or the overall series lore.

The biggest cuts for the game are a few areas that were in the original, and more unscripted interaction with Nemesis. But plotwise, either is fine.

5 : Anonymous2021/12/21 17:29 ID: hpg418e

Yeah I'd say so. Locations are cut but off the top of my head I don't think any major plot elements got cut

6 : Anonymous2021/12/21 17:43 ID: hpg6887

Re is a great universe just play remake and enjoy it ! Wish i could go back and play again for the first time

7 : Anonymous2021/12/21 19:18 ID: hpgkr3t

I think it’s best to play the remake first, so you can experience and enjoy it without holding it up against the original the whole time.

Personally, I prefer the story of the original to the changes in the remake. Mostly. I do like how Carlos and Mikhail were handled in the remake better than the original, however.

Something else, if you do much reading, would be to find the SD Perry novelization for RE3 (I think it’s just called Nemesis) to get even more story than either game gives.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/21 17:23 ID: hpg34il

100% yeah, the story is basically the same, just some location scut/changed.

9 : Anonymous2021/12/21 17:24 ID: hpg37e7

Honestly the story and lore starts getting very obtuse and then starts to jump the shark pretty hard after that after 1 and 2. So I don't think the order matters much to understand the jist or really enjoy them. They're fun is all you need to know!

10 : Anonymous2021/12/21 18:19 ID: hpgbul7

The story is mostly the same but the remake is pretty bad. I'd never recommend it over the original unless it's your only way to play RE3.

ID: hpguohc

I think the general consensus is that the remake is actually solid if you've never played the original. Most of the problems with the remake come from having missing content from the original game.

That said I would 100 percent recommend playing the original instead of the remake.

ID: hph6v9y

I actually played the remake before the original, so the missing content wasn't an issue with me at first. My problems with the game were it's level design, scripted sequence galore, protagonist personality, and puzzles. I played the original for the first time about one year after playing the remake and my opinion on the latter only worsened.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/21 19:56 ID: hpgqioq

Yes. RE3Remake is just a side story, telling the events of Jill Valentine.

12 : Anonymous2021/12/21 21:04 ID: hph0r4h

I commented about this the other day. Ignore the people that say the remake is enough.

Classic re3 actually provides 8 epilogues giving closure until that point to all the saga characters.

It also expands on why Jill changes so much in 5.

There's a lot of background on the mercenaries that is totally ignored in the remake.

You have multiple paths and choices that make the game so much enjoyable for replays.

Last but not least you get an extra unlockable game.

13 : Anonymous2021/12/21 22:32 ID: hphdiv6

Yea I guess you won’t have to be disappointed by what’s missing if you play the remake, so you can enjoy it as it is.

14 : Anonymous2021/12/21 17:12 ID: hpg1ekx

The remake is pretty bad honestly. Playing that one over the original will likely taint your view of RE3 as a whole

ID: hpg4it6

subjective, I never got to play the OG but have been enjoying trying to plat remake, fun to me


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