A Resident Evil fan converted the 'REmake' into a first-person game

YouTuber Rod Lima's play test evokes the upcoming seventh entry in the series.


YouTube user Rod Lima extracted data from Capcom's Resident Evil HD Remastered—a touching-up of the 2002 remake for GameCube—and put together a first-person reimagining of the game (via NeoGAF).

Rod Lima has been releasing videos of his playtests, playing the beginning of the remastered remake as Jill Valentine and exploring the first few rooms of the iconic Spencer Estate.

Not only is Rod Lima's work impressive on its own merits, it's also timely. Due for release tomorrow, Resident Evil 7 is the first canonical first-person entry in the franchise, and a callback to the survival-horror roots that creator Shinji Mikami envisioned when he designed the 1996 original.

Shacknews editor and Modojo editor-in-chief Brittany Vincent deemed RE7 a fantastic (and much-needed) return to form in her review. "From top to bottom it's clear this was a project that was handled with great care, with excellent voice acting, gruesome surprises, and scenes you'll be scratching your head about for days to come. To all Resident Evil fans out there, I say welcome home. You're going to enjoy your stay with the Bakers."

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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