I remember the first time I saw the first Resident Evil game on the shelf at my local video game store, I was intrigued. The game was nothing like I had ever seen before and the guys there really said it was something special. I got home, unwrapped that baby and popped it in.
For the next 8 hours, I was enthralled like very few games have ever done before or since. I fondly recall jumping out of my chair the first time the zombie dogs came crashing through the window. The dialogue may have been horrible, but the atmosphere and mood of the game were second to none. I never ended up beating the game, but I had more fun not beating that game than many that I have beaten.
Many years later, and many new games later, we have a brand new chapter in the franchise. That chapter is Resident Evil: Revelations!