The Resident Evil 2 remake is receiving near-unanimous praise from fans of the 1998 PlayStation game and newcomers for rebuilding the classic survival horror title with smart modernizations while maintaining the spirit of the original. Most players welcomed Capcom's decision to abandon the fixed camera angles of the original in favor of a traditional third-person perspective, however one modder has taken things a step further by making it possible to play the Resident Evil 2 remake in first-person.
The first-person Resident Evil 2 remake mod was created by modder "praydog," and was shared on YouTube by a fan who records the in-game transition from third-person to first-person. From looking at the footage, it appears the function can easily be switched on and off using the mod's in-game menu. Better yet, the mod is available for download right now via GitHub for anyone with the PC version of the game, although it should be noted that it's still a work-in-progress.
While the first-person perspective appears to be a viable way to play the Resident Evil 2 remake, the fixed camera angles of the original may be better left in 1998. Recently, a YouTuber was able to show what the 2019 remake would look like if it were made with a fixed perspective, and while it makes for an interesting watch, gameplay appears to suffer in terms of aiming and firing a weapon. Considering many players are finding the Resident Evil 2 remake challenging enough already, Capcom is unlikely to see enough demand to warrant officially implementing a fixed camera mode.
Speaking of challenging, word of the horrors of the Resident Evil 2 remake's revamped Mr. X began spreading immediately upon release. The trench coat adorned mutant is plenty capable of inspiring terror on his own, but an unfortunate speed runner recently came across a team of two Mr. X Tyrants, making for a truly nightmarish scene.
As terrifying as the Resident Evil 2 remake can sometimes be, it might be refreshing to take a step back and enjoy a good laugh at the expense of some of its characters. Those in need of some RE2make-inspired comic relief would do well to explore this recent video of broken animations put together by YouTuber DPO23.
The Resident Evil 2 remake is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.