Fresh off my Gears play through and before that my Halo play through, I'm going to play through another huge franchise that I have not played much of... Resident Evil.
Like anyone else who was gaming during the PSone era, I remember what a huge hit Resident Evil was and how it created or revitalized the survival horror genre. A slew of clones followed but none except maybe Dino Crisis really seemed to hold up. Even Silent Hill, which is a fan favorite, is not actually all that big or successful a franchise. Nothing like Resident Evil, which has at least eight, soon to be nine mainline entries, and plenty of spin offs and side games.
I will be playing through the franchise in the order of the timeline, which is as follows:
RE0 - I have never played this game before.
RE - I own the remastered version from Xbox One. I almost beat this on PSone.
RE3 - I own the RE3 remake and have put hundreds of hours into RE Resistance, the MP game included with RE3. I played maybe half of RE3 on PSone and less of the remake.
RE2 - I will be playing the remake. RE2 is the only RE game I have ever finished, I beat it on PSone or N64, don't remember which.
RE3 - Part of RE3 takes place before RE2, the rest of the game takes place after.
Code Veronica - I owned this on Dreamcast, and the opening was amazing, but I was too busy with Quake and Unreal to finish it.
RE4 - I played through a lot of this game but never finished it.
Revelations - This game is set between 4 and 5.
Lost in Nightmare - RE5 DLC that happens before RE5.
RE5 - I did play a little of this.
Desperate Escape - RE5 DLC that happens after RE5.
Revelations 2 - Set between 5 and 6.
RE6 - I have heard this games story is insane and requires multiple play throughs. I will play through once and YouTube the rest.
Umbrella Corps - Is this even a campaign? Never heard of this. You can buy $2 Steam keys online.
RE7 - Heard great things, never played it.
To be honest idk why I haven't played more of the series, I enjoyed it on PSone. I think what soured me back then was the constant loading and backtracking, which took forever with the loading. I remember in MGS to backtrack you even had to swap discs. How does the RE1 remaster handle loading? Are there still door sequences everywhere? Wish me luck.