Deconstructing a video game is almost as popular as remaking one these days, with several amazing individuals reimagining popular titles as if they were first released on older systems. Without doubt, the PS1 version of Bloodborne by Lilith Walther was most popular, which was eventually made up to 100,000 downloads when it was first released earlier this year.
Bloodborne is no longer the only PlayStation property to get the demake treatment, as Redditor ZeoNyph has reimagined Horizon Zero Dawn as a PS1 game, and it looks pretty impressive. ZeoNyph uploaded a short video to Reddit earlier this week, complete with a beautifully retro title screen that they use to get to the gameplay.
We first see Aloy in her harrowing form standing next to a firestorm. Aloy rises to a nearby cliff, plays as a cutscene introduces us to a watcher''s routine in 1996. The cutscene finishes and Aloy is very quickly flattened, perfectly recreating the stubbornness of those older PS1 titles. The world then turns black and Aloy slumps to the floor as a "You Died"-esque character appears.
ZeoNyph does not go into detail about how they made this video, but allows other people to know that everything was "modelled, rendered, and textured" by them in Blender. There are no problems with ZeoNyph''s project in the replies, with many saying that they were capable of perfectly recreate the aesthetic of a PS1 game.
You don''t have to look far before seeing some impressive examples. In fact, one Elden Ring fan is currently trying to recreate the game on the original Gameboy. Another recent example saw one Portal fan reimagining the game as a Nintendo 64 title, while a Super Mario Sunshine fan recently demonstrated off their attempts to transform the game into something you''d expect on the Gameboy Advance.