Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
Resident Evil was originally released in 1996 for the original PlayStation and then ported over to the Sega Saturn; that is where I was first introduced to the series. In '96/'97 I remember picking up Resident Evil for the Sega Saturn (along with Daytona USA and Dark Savior around that same time) and being unsure about the game; I did not know much about it other than it was a fairly new take on 3rd person action. I remember firing it up for the first time and watching the opening movie and simply marveling at the quality of the video. Once I got in-game I was not entirely sure what to do so I wandered throughout the mansion until I happened upon my first zombie. It scared the proverbial crap out of me and I ended up putting Resident Evil down to play some Aladdin on the Super Nintendo. I have never been one for scary games (I still refuse to touch a Silent Hill game) and boy, was I in for a trip with Resident Evil.