Fans Give Resident Evil 3 HD Enhancement

While we now await the potential arrival of a Resident Evil 3 remake, some fans have taken it upon themselves to give the original the HD treatment.

The Resident Evil series is one that has seen many remakes and HD treatments over the years, as seen most recently with the well-received remake of Resident Evil 2. While gamers now await the potential arrival of a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake, some Resident Evil fans have taken it upon themselves to give Resident Evil 3 the HD treatment.

Called the "Seamless HD Project," YouTuber Mathieu Philippe posted a gameplay video of what appears to be a remaster of the original title. Having first released on the PlayStation in 1999, and later on the Dreamcast, PC, and GameCube, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis hasn't aged incredibly well. By comparison, Philippe's remaster makes the game look far better.

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The gameplay clip is about 10 minutes. However, it does offer a sufficient look at the upgrades made to Resident Evil 3.

As seen in the video above, the fan-made HD version of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis makes the game look considerably better. While it doesn't quite match the graphical prowess of the remade Resident Evil 2, this remaster's character models look more human and less jagged than before. The sound seems to have improved as well, and the environments, while impressive at the time of the game's release, remain impressive due to the works of enhancements.

Nemesis also looks better and maintains his menacing appearance. You can view a battle against him around 9:05 in the video.

Unfortunately, the awkward animations are still in this version of the game. It's also impossible to get rid of the corny voice acting at the moment. Certain textures are not as improved as others as well.

For access to this upgrade, according to Polygon, it is necessary to have an .ISO file for the game and a Dolphin emulator. This indicates that this upgrade has been given to the GameCube version of the game.

For fans of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, this seems to be one of the best available ways to play it. It isn't often considered the best in the series, as that honor is often given to the first entry, Resident Evil 2, or Resident Evil 4. However, it took the Mr. X gimmick from Resident Evil 2 and successfully ran with it through an entire game. For that alone, it deserves praise.

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