Resident Evil 2 has been given an over-the-shoulder treatment similar to the fourth game, courtesy of programmer Rod Lima. He’s posted videos of his work online for you to check out.
The feat was accomplished using sections of Resident Evil 2 environments found in rail shooter Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, which was then bolstered with an inventory system and third-person gunplay mechanic. To keep things feeling authentic, Lima also worked in original music and sound effects from Capcom’s PSone original.
Only sections of Resident Evil 2 are playable and it sounds like Lima won’t proceed with remaking the full game.
He said, “I’m not planning on do a Resident Evil 2 remake, (there’s already other groups taking it serious). I made this only to see some codes actually working. And as the result was good, I decided to do a video. Just that.”
“I was fooling around with Darkside Chronicles animations. I started doing some basic moves, did some inventory HUD, some inventory weapons… Anyway it is pretty good. I’m not planning on do something big, but is fun to walk around on Raccoon City, RE4 style.”
Have a look and see what you think: