Once the game starts, you are thrown into a world full of horror, suspense and puzzle solving. Naturally you start off with a standard handgun and a combat knife to defend yourself from the zombie horde. There are a lot of zombies in the game, you need not kill all of them for your purpose is to survive. Ammunition is scarce and you need to search every nook and cranny of the room if there are any hidden ammo available, corpses sometimes carry valuable ammo also.
The inventory system lets you carry only a handful of items so bring only the necessary items you need, though there are trunks scattered around the map where you can put the items you find along the way, this also means that you have to backtrack to some of the locations and have to encounter more zombies again. Backtracking is essential in the first 3 installations of the game because of the puzzle system they have and meeting more zombies is just inevitable. Herbs and First aid sprays are scattered at various places so keep an eye on them for they are the only means for you to heal your wounds.
In the first game you were given the choice which character scenario you want to pick whether it was Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield. The story starts off where your team was chased by zombie dogs inside the deep wilderness of the forest and somehow end up inside the mansion, this is where the horror truly starts. We all remember clearly the fear we felt when the very first zombie of the series turned his head with mouth smudged in flesh and blood towards the protagonist of the game. The controls of the game were at first hard to handle, the movement, the aiming, all of it was part of the game’s survival system.
After the events that took place in the first game, the sequel namely Resident Evil 2, Let’s you take control of either one of the two protagonists, each one having also a different scenario than the other. You were given the option of choosing between Leon Scott Kennedy, a rookie cop that starts his first day of job battling zombies or Claire Redfield, sister of Chris Redfield from the first game. Resident Evil 2 was the same as the original one but the graphics were better and the ambiance was darker and much more scarier. This game introduced various new monsters such as the Licker. Don’t worry about the new monsters here because a wide array of weapons are introduced to battle them to level the playing fields.
When Resident Evil 2 was released, a lot of people were already expecting a third installation and they weren’t disappointed because a couple of years after the second game, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis came out. This third game in the series made a lot of changes such as the return of Jill Valentine, inclusion of the 180 degree turn, the timed dodge, bullet creation and a Bio Organic Weapon (B.O.W.) named Nemesis that is seemingly always chasing you around. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was a masterpiece blending old and new traits of the series and after this, a lot more installation in the series was made for the new generation consoles showing just how massively popular the series is. Even as we speak right now, a new game in the series might just already be in development.