Here's What The Original Resident Evil Would Look Like In First-Person

A new angle for Resident Evil 1.

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With Resident Evil 7: Biohazard set to take the series into first-person with its release tomorrow, a modder has gone back and offered us a look at a first-person Resident Evil 1.

Following up on a video shared earlier this month, YouTube user Rod Lima has now shared another, even longer one (via NeoGAF). Lima uncovered certain animation data for the remake of Resident Evil, then wrote a script that essentially turns it into a first-person game.

The new video is described as a "quick gameplay test" and picks up from where the first one left off, as Jill is about to leave the dining room for her first encounter with a zombie.

Lima intends to add proper sound effects and fix an issue with weapon animations, which obviously weren't originally designed to appear so close to the camera. There's no indication this will ever turn into a playable mod, but it does make for interesting viewing.

If you're eager to play a Resident Evil horror game in first-person, Resident Evil 7 looks like it does the job nicely. You can read GameSpot's review and check out our review roundup for more perspectives.

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edhc44

I wonder why "Claire A" is included in his saved files...

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SKS052901

Sweet

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Simulator_Shock

This looks amazing! I had no idea that all the graphics in this game were actually rendered in full 3D since everything looked pre-rendered.

The original Resident Evil was supposed to be a first person game but they changed it to third person so the player could see Chris/Jill.

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Exceed20XX

@Simulator_Shock: I'm feeling pretty certain this isn't a direct modification of the original game. REmake IS pre-rendered and this would be impossible due to the environmental assets being 2D technically. They recreated the environment in true 3D to do this.

Effects such as the fireplace don't look pre-rendered at all vs the original. The voice syncing is also off and the aiming system is obviously overhauled entirely due to coding (the player isn't locked into three rigid aiming points). Definitely looks like they imported the models, animations, audio, and videos into a new engine to do this.

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kst8er

Headshots would be so much easier

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cldmstrsn1

Lets hope they can do the same for VII with 3rd person perspective then I will buy.

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LoganGTA5

Sweet!

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darksouls

That's actually pretty cool. If this ever becomes publicly playable I'd definitely play it! Classic RE is always a blast to replay every few years.

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darksouls

@sellingthings: Two was awesome. Im incredibly hyped for the remake coming out!

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gamingdevil800

Resident Evil 1 would actually play better like this for me. I tried to play Ressy 1 when I got it for ps plus but I just couldn't get into it.

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darksouls

@gamingdevil800: You should give it another shot. If you've never played any of the classic RE games then it takes a bit of adjusting but once you do it becomes a blast! I cannot recommend RE1/2 enough!

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gamingdevil800

@darksouls: Might try it again but I'm going to wait for the RE2 remake and the likely inevitable RE3 remake

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darksouls

@sellingthings: Two is amazing, I miss playing that for the first time all those years ago.

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darksouls

@sellingthings: I think I will lol. I could use a good classic game after all the disappointing new releases.

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darksouls

@gamingdevil800: Reasonable

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Spaced92

Fix it up the perspective a bit, add a redneck whacking you and following you around and we could have something here.

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chiefwiggum16

I felt like puking 20 seconds in.

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darksouls

@chiefwiggum16: It's a little rough atm but I feel it could be fun if it ever becomes public/gets more polish.

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chiefwiggum16

@darksouls: i know you mean "at the moment" but reading it as "ass to mouth" always makes it more fun and comical.

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chiefwiggum16

@sellingthings: Goodness no, I do have a clean female ass fetish tho :)

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darksouls

@chiefwiggum16: lol