Every time I pick up a Resident Evil game, i know I'm going to enjoy it. I can't say that for many other game series. Whenever I play a Resident Evil game, whether it's the old games or the new games, TPS or on-rails, I know I'm going to have fun for the next few hours.
Being here on these boards (and most game boards), it's just sad that it seems like so many people can get hung up on small things that it prevents them from enjoying playing the game for what it is.
Games, to me, are a small escape from the boredom of every-day life. Like movies, but interactive. I guess most people don't share that view.
Even if I'm critical of them I still enjoy the hell out of them... well most of them. RE5 may have been a disappointment but it was a fun game to play in the end. I've even had some fun with ORC though a lot of people seem to think of it as an abomination of the series.
I do actually enjoy RE. At least the old ones. The new ones are ok games but the old ones just play much better and are more fun. Plus the stories are great. It was my favorite vg series for a reason.
I was also wondering this same question though. Everyone is this big fan of the games yet they seem to not be able to stand anything from the series and hate on every aspect. I guess to be a fan you don't have to actually like the thing any more.
I love the main series titles (except CVX, which I hate, and RE5, which I think is fun but quite a disappointment). I hate most of the spinoffs, because they tend to lack polish and usually end up being garbage (with the exception of a couple). I even enjoy the awful movies.
You aren't exactly Mister Current Affairs are you, Tommy? "Mad Fist" went mad, and "The Gun," shot himself.