One series that I have had a rough love hate relationship with is Capcom’s Resident Evil. For a long time I’ve wanted desperately for it to be great, while being regularly disappointed. There are titles in the series that are truly excellent, genre defining horror games, and in comparison to those the far more ridiculous and ill conceived entries are all the more painful.
I was introduced to the series at its peak, in 2002 when Capcom released the Nintendo exclusive Resident Evil Zero. This game was originally slated for the N64, but eventually the decision was made to make the game a showcase for the GameCube’s power. As a bonus, the first RE title received a full remake with new assets, a reworked script, and all new story content. Both this remake and Zero are impressive titles that make for excellent survival horror experiences.