I played the original in my local video game store soon after release about the time I bought my PS1. I had to choose between a memory card or Resi so I decided to go with Resi as I was blown away by it. Needless to say I was then playing a Resi 'Dark Souls' hybrid when if I died it was back to the beginning of the game!. Furthest I got was Yawn each time and I finally got paid again so bought a memory card. So many highlights in the original (stellar voice acting aside )from the dogs through the window to getting back to the mansion from the guard house nice and relaxed after knowing most zombies are dead then you see the hunter come for you........
Resident Evil 2 raised the bar and was brilliant again, from the mirror version to playing as the umbrella soldier ( name always escapes me) it was every thing a sequel should be.
Resi 3 was a little short for me but is totally unforgettable down to Nemesis which reminds me so much of Dead Space now with its scares. Good split story decisions again and I need to replay this at some point.
Bought a dreamcast especially for Code Veronica story whilst still good was noticeably weaker but had some excellent enemies (bandersnatch).
Was very hesitant about Resi 4 but was delighted to be blown away by it in every way (I bought a GameCube for the Resi 1 remake too).
Fell out of love with gaming for a bit after the PS2 and bad moves by sega/ninty led to the GameCube/Dreamcast dying but when I saw Resi 5, I knew I had to buy a 360.
Thought Resi 5 was pretty forgettable from the annoying partner through to the story and the ridiculous
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So it was with a heavy heart that after seeing minimal previews etc to avoid spoilers I cancelled my Pre order of Resi 6, it doesn't look like a Resi game anymore. Hopefully reviews might swing me but I think I'll just get it off love film. It's forgotten everything that made it brilliant.