Resident Evil 3 Remake: Top 7 Reasons why it’s better than the original

Resident Evil 3 Remake: Top 7 Reasons why it's better than the original!

Resident Evil is back 14 months after the incredible Resident Evil 2 Remake was released, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis has been remade. Here are our Top 7 tips for all you beginners out there to the franchise!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Saturday, 4 April 2020

The Resident Evil 3 remake is finally here, but is it better than the original? Resident Evil is back 14 months after the incredible Resident Evil 2 Remake was released, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis has been remade. Titled Simply Resident Evil 3.

There are some key changes as it’s important to note that Resident Evil 3 isn’t a shot for shot remake of the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis game. The game has also pivoted to an over the shoulder look as opposed to a somewhat birds eye view look.

So let’s dive into why the Resident Evil 3 Remake is better than the original.

Added Extras

The Remake isn’t shot for shot rehash of the original, which you’ll be glad to know. There have been added extras to keep you on your toes.

Firstly in the original there were parts in the game where you had to decide on two different options at certain points in the game. This lead to the original having multiple endings. Sure this gives users a repayable option. But in our opinion the remake is better for omitting this.

Why? Well you learn more about the overall story arc. We cannot say much but the way the story is told in the remake allows for a more cohesive, consistent narrative and as a result relate more to the characters and allows you to feel for them more authentically, than if you were to choose their outcome.






This one goes without saying as the original came out over 20 years ago, but the game looks fantastic. No more blockiness!

Gore looks fantastic and the environment looks realistic, for those who have played Resident Evil 2 remake, you’ll feel some familiarity as it was built on the same RE Engine.

It may be a dark game but they do the dark well. There is a depth to what you’re viewing on screen and it’s not just a black wall of nothingness, there is depth and it feels real.

Zombies look for lack of a better term because you know zombies don’t exist. But Zombies look real!

The dodge move is better than evade

The original game had an evade move that was good, but not as good as Dodge.

Dodge is incredible here, it has saved my ass plenty of times.

Dodge a zombie coming to eat your face and you are able to either turn around and shoot their head off, or if you’re in a pinch run away.

There’s also a couple different types of dodge in the remake. A regular ol’ dodge that will just dodge out the way to safety, and a perfect dodge. Simply time it right when a zombie is lunging for you and it will take you juuuust that little bit further away.

Allowing you to get a better shot on or get away that much faster.

Carlos is playable –

Not only is he a playable character, he’ll have more of an impact on the game’s story than he originally did, having undergone a slight makeover for the remake.

Carlos is now a playable character!

Not only that but you’ll get to play a certain part of the game as just him. He’ll play an integral role in the story arc of the game, more so than he did before.

He also looks more of a gritty, military type guy than in the original too.

So, yes, you’ll get to make use of the assault rifle. But don’t get it twisted, this won’t make the game any easier than before.

The Zombies are still gonna eat you. Like we said in the other video, stay safe and pay attention to what’s around you!




Nemesis Upgraded Look and Abilities

Nemesis has been upgraded and boy does he look MEAN!

He’s scarier and a lot bigger than he was in the original game, bringing a much more scarier look to him than he was in the original version of Resident Evil 3

Not only that he also has upgraded looks, we won’t say much because we want it to be a surprise, but he also has upgraded abilities such as using weapons!

Put it this way you are going to be doing a LOT of running!






Racoon City

Racoon City is more explorable and less linear than it’s original.

The overall layout is more or less the same than Resident Evil 3: Nemesis but has an open world feel to it, allowing you, at points to go back and gather up intel or items that you hadn’t before. As you play through the game you’ll realise why this is very very important.

Having the ability to explore more of the city is vital to the game and it could attribute to how easily you can manage to get through certain parts of the game.

That being said Capcom have added some areas of Racoon City which are brand new. As always we’ll let you enjoy the discovery for yourself.


Mercenaries Mode Has Been Dropped for Resistance Mode

Mercenaries mode has been dropped in favour for a brand new mode called Resistance Mode.

In the original Resident Evil 3 once you completed it you could play The Mercenaries: Operation Mad Jackal game mode.

Where you played 3 playable characters to save Racoon city and survive across town.

Resistance is a little similar but different all at the same time, a brand new survival horror mode. Which pits 4 players against 1.

Displayed in a symmetrical view on screen, 4 players are the survivors,  who need to work together to survive.

Each character have their own set of traits and they must work together in tandem to help solve puzzles.

While the 5th player will be the ‘mastermind’ they track the players. It is their job to stop the others from surviving, by summoning traps and other zombies to stop them achieving their goal. The Mastermind can even control the zombies and become a terrifying tyrant! 

The footage you are seeing above is from the trailer as the multiplayer aspect of the game wasn’t available until after release, expect a worth an hour from us on this soon!

So that’s that, are you a Resident Evil veteran and feel the same way, let us know your tips in the comments below! Or think that the original was better, air your thoughts below!

So, what are you waiting for,get saving Racoon City!

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Hollywood remakes: No new ideas?

We love movies here at How To Kill An Hour, we love enjoying them, we enjoy debating about them, we like to discuss what would make a good movie. But are we running out of original ideas? Hollywood remakes seem to happen each year and MusicMagpie took a deep dive into the history of cinema.

How many of the films that we have seen are remakes? How many of the films that you thought were originals but in fact were remakes. Which begs the question, is Hollywood becoming lazier and looking for a quick bit of cash? Is coming up with new and original ideas that difficult?

They investigated this and analysed over 100 years of movie remakes. Consequently this is a total of 1,438 films. Dating all the way back to 1902, they wanted to find out if Hollywood really are leaning on the remake market.


The factors that they researched are:

  • Which movie has been remade the most?
  • What other movies have been remade multiple times
  • How long we are waiting before remaking movies

Their analysis discovered that an average time between the original release of a film and a remake is 23 years. Whilst subsequent remakes having a shorter and shorter time frame between releases.

The longest time between remakes was 85 years. It’s a film called The Cabinet of Dr.Caligari, the original released in 1920 and the remake in 2005. Dumbo was released in 2941 and a remake is due this year in 2019. Therefore marking a 78 year gap between releases.

Are remakes better? Find out the extensive list and rather interesting piece from MusicMagpie here. It’s an interesting read, some movies have been remade a total of 5 times! Such as Robin Hood, Oliver Twist, Jane Eyre and Brewster’s Millions.

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Netflix planning a SPLURGE!

Prepare to kill even more hours on Netflix in 2017 and beyond as the company are looking to spend $6billion dollars (that’s a bit of an increase from $5million dollars in 2016) on brand new original content, spanning across 20 unscripted series in 2017! To put this into perspective as of December 2016 there are currently 30 original series that are either in development or already released.

Which equates to around 1,000 hours of original content! (according to Netflix’s very own Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos that this is a conservative measure) Getting further and further towards their goal of having over half of their catalogue as original content.

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