At the end of this month, resident evil 4it’s a big and fancy new version It will be released on consoles and PC. And it looks great! However, someone has redone the iconic opening of the game as a Lego video game and now I want to play this different but awesome looking version of a RE4 Redo.
Released in 2005, resident evil 4 took Capcom’s long-running horror franchise in a new direction. Starring Leon resident evil 2, This beloved sequel ditched the static cameras and tanky controls of older entries and moved into an over-the-shoulder third-person perspective while ramping up the action. The end result was a phenomenal game that I still think about (and buy) all these years later. And a new video shows what would happen if you took the same basic setup, but replaced the dreary maps and realistic images with lots of digital Lego bricks.
Created by Random Facethe clearly titled “LEGO RESIDENT EVIL 4 ANIMATIONHe may not win any awards for his direct name, but everything else about this short video is wonderful. In the video, uploaded yesterday, Random uses audio from the original game (not the upcoming remake or its recent demo) to recreate the first few minutes of RE4.
And this is not just a recreation of the scenes. Instead, Random actually includes Lego-based gameplay with Leon walking around and shooting birds and enemies alike. The gun he’s using isn’t an actual Lego piece from what I can tell, but I’ll let that slide because it looks great and feels appropriately Lego-y. I also appreciate all the little details included in the video, like the way you can see the laser reflecting off nearby Lego bricks and elements. Or the little fingerprints and scratches you see on some bricks. Sometimes this looks like it was made from real bricks!
However, according to Random, this was actually created digitally in Blender. They say it took around two months and 3,000 images to create the short, four-minute video. And at the end of the short, you can see some behind-the-scenes footage of them manually animating this amazing Lego recreation.
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Now, we just have to convince everyone involved to go along and make a Lego version of resident evil 4 so i can kick a manic villager using the minifig version of Leon. Until then, I guess I’ll be happy with the remake coming soon on March 24 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. That’s good too I guess…