ByAshley Washington, writer at Creators.co
Chief Resi apologist, veteran Vault Dweller and Mileena's bff.
Ashley Washington

With the release of Resident Evil 7 on the horizon, we've been doing our best to stay patient. We're twiddling our thumbs, reminiscing about the series as a whole and replaying that beautiful demo— a lot. Some of us are playing more than others and some of us are playing a bit differently than the rest of us are. By different, I mean a completely different perspective.

Third-Person Camera Mod Creates High Level Nopeage In 'Resident Evil 7' Demo

[Credit: Capcom]
[Credit: Capcom]

Modder, Tom Humble, found a way to take control of the camera in Resident Evil 7's demo, The Beginning Hour, and created video footage documenting his attempts to play the game from a variety of different angles.

Here is the footage in question:

Weird right? At first, I'm not so sure what to think—mostly in regard to the headlessness. The other thing that I find a bit shocking is that Andre and Pete, the TV show guys, don't seem to be bothered by the headless camera man but a few roaches here and there give them the heebie jeebies.

I suppose there isn't too much to pick apart here—the events of the demo will probably have little to no bearing on the events of the main game itself. This means that there probably isn't a ton of value in trying to figure out the true identity of this cameraman. Luckily, the lack of solid grounding has never kept me from trying to figure things out before.

There's Clearly More To The Story...

What's my theory? Based on what we're seeing in this video, I'm thinking that the protagonist of the Resident Evil 7 demo is actually none other than the protagonist of Silent Hill 4—otherwise known as the best video game character in history. Sure, the videotape data would imply that the cameraman's name is "Clancy Javis". But what kind of name is that really? Not a real one!

That lean figure, the tailored white button-up and the seemingly unbothered tone of voice (at least the voice that I could gather from the cockroach-inspired shudder) are all tell tale signs that #SilentHill's Henry Townshend is back with a vengeance. I know I'm on to something here.

[Credit: Capcom]
[Credit: Capcom]

In all seriousness, I'm pretty glad that this installment of the #ResidentEvil story is changing things up with a bit of first-person action. I could already feel the fear draining from my soul as I watched this headless dolt stumble around the mansion. So, I'm certainly not sad that it isn't the real thing.

Regardless of what we've seen, it's hard to take a definitive stance on whether or not the perspective switch and difficulty boost make up the much needed adrenaline shot for the series that we've all been waiting for. Fortunately, all our fears should be put to rest (or ignited) once the game is released on January 24th.

Would you be interested in playing Resident Evil 7 from the third-person perspective?

Source: (PC Gamer)