Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Is Awesome

I'm surrounded by tons of enemies, I can hear a chainsaw wielding man somewhere behind me, and I need to get a time bonus in 10 seconds or the level is over. My heart is pounding as I pull out a shotgun, blast a hole through the zombies, and grab the 90 second time bonus with seconds to spare. Resident Evil Mercenaries is one of the best games I have played in a long time. It is like a little adrenaline rush every time I play.

I've been playing tons of Mercenaries on the 3DS over the past two weeks and I love it. The first few tutorial levels are a bit tedious but once you get to the levels in section 4 it is nothing but thrills.

Resident Evil Mercenaries: The Basics

Resident Evil Mercenaries 3DS Screenshot
You choose one of the characters from previous Resident Evil games and try to get as many points as possible in a level by killing enemies. Each character has their own weapons like shotguns, rocket launchers, sniper rifles, pistols, knives, grenades, proximity mines, etc. Each level starts with two minutes and the level ends when you die or time runs out, but you can extend time by killing enemies in certain ways or getting time bonuses spread throughout the level. To advance to the next level you need a certain number of points per level.

The levels are taken from previous Resident Evil games but they are perfect. And the game is balanced very well with a low enough supply of ammo where you can't be reckless and enough enemies where you feel like you should be.

Resident Evil 3DS Multiplayer

Resident Evil Mercenaries 3DS Screen
The best part of the Mercenaries 3DS is the online multi-player. All the excitement of single player but you need to work together to get combos, heal each other, and partner-up to kill the really big enemies. For example, you'll shoot out an axe wielding monster's legs with a sniper rifle while your partner uses their machine gun to shoot the weak spot in the back.

And there are always people ready to play. I've played at 9am on a Saturday and 11pm on a Thursday and almost every time in between. I've found a partner within 10 seconds every time.

Resident Evil Mercenaries 3DS


Travis Hendricks said...

I totally agree with you. This is a very exciting game and if you're willing to replay levels with different characters than it really has a lot of content. The online/local multiplayer is also a ton of fun, it really adds to the experience.

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