There are two kinds of people in this life. Those who ask why, and those who ask why not? The maker of this madcap mod that transforms Resident Evil 2’s Mr. X into Thomas the Tank Engine is definitely one of the why nots.
Gaming can be an unwelcoming business at times, can’t it? You’d think that we could all get along and enjoy our mutual passion for video games, but it just doesn’t work out. People can be so judgmental. The Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 battles rage on in YouTube comment sections everywhere. As for PC players? Well, there are some who just think they’re above console gamers.
Specs-wise, PCs do have the advantage, of course. The main draw of PC gaming for those who aren’t into that sort of thing? Mods.
There are mods for absolutely everything you could ever want. Have you ever wanted a mod for Super Smash Bros. that gave Kirby human feet? No, of course you haven’t, because that’s a horrible sight that nobody should ever be subjected to. Nonetheless, it exists (though the YouTube account that shared the footage has since been terminated).
Wacky mods manage to find their way into absolutely any game. The more ridiculous and inappropriate, the better. One thing that modders like to do is mess with an otherwise super-serious survival horror game, adding a touch of fun and whimsy to proceedings. Resident Evil 2, for instance.
Fans have been enjoying the excellent remake of the game, but… well, they can’t enjoy it any more. The menacing presence of Mr. X has been sullied forever, firstly by the image of him in a speedo and flip-flops (why do you do this to us, modders?). Sadly, a speedo with the Umbrella logo on it was just the start of things.
ZombieAli over on Nexus Mods has raised the bar forever, with a mod that simply swaps out Mr. X for Thomas the Tank Engine. They provide a further link to a mod that replaces the soundtrack, to enhance the absolutely ridiculous experience.
“I don’t know why I made this,” the creator muses. Neither do we, friend, neither do we.