Welcome to the Resident Evil OT for the Community section.
Beginning in 1996 this survival horror series took the world by storm starting with the original game in the series. Taking place in the Spencer Mansion S.T.A.R.S. team Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, and Barry Burton are sent to investigate bizarre cannibalistic murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City and become trapped in the thought to be abandoned mansion. Of course, we know there's a lot more to the story than that. This game popularized what is now known as the survival horror genre with emphasis on survival, item management, puzzles and tight claustrophobic corridors filled with the undead.
The original game was also known for it's awkward dialogue, which provided many funny quotes and moments which still get referenced and live on even today. One of which I used for my OT title. Barry Burton became known for one of the most famous quotes with the Jill sandwich line.
The game unsettled players with its incredible atmosphere and scares which stick with people even today. The most famous of them all:
Later in the series with the introduction of Resident Evil 4 in 2005 the franchise began to take a more action orientated approach. With over the shoulder gunplay and faster paced style gameplay and combat. Zombies would take a backseat in favour of more unique enemy types. Including the most frightening of all:
This switch in style would divide fans of the series, but Capcom has since returned to their roots of sorts with the muchly anticipated remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3. Although the latter didn't recieve as warm of a reception on launch, the remake of the second game was regarded a huge success with many fans of the series loving the return to more classic gameplay with more emphasis on the survival aspects the franchise became known for.
Capcom's latest mainline games have taken the series in another new direction which has also recieved mixed responses from fans. The games have retained some of their classic elements whilst opting for a first person view.
Over the course of the franchise there has been less emphasis on zombies, so that is why myself and many others likely gravitate towards the older titles. I enjoyed the new games as standalone horror titles, but in a a lot of ways they didn't really grab me as Resident Evil games. Although, I feel Resident Evil 7 was the stronger of the two. It gave me vibes of more old school gameplay despite the change in gameplay perspective. The Baker family were also very interesting additions and well-acted.
Over the course of the series there has been many villains, with perhaps the most popular being Nemesis. An intelligent, strong and powerful tyrant determined to take down the last remaining S.T.A.R.S. members. in Resident Evil 3 the character would be hot on the tail of Jill Valentine which made for some very tense gaming moments and boss battles.
Another popular favourite is Albert Wesker. Originally assumed to be on your team in the first game, he becomes one of the central villains of the series. Especially Resident Evil 5 where you face him many times. Hell bent on power and control.
If it's Resident Evil related, feel free to discuss it here. That includes everything from the games, movies, TV and novels/comics. Also don't be shy about sharing fan art or whatever else you find interesting.