New to RE, any past games I need to play story-wise?

#1DavidZ2844Posted 10/6/2012 12:05:32 PM
I'm new to the resident evil series, is there any particular game or games that I should play from the series to get a better understanding of RE6's story, or can it pretty much stand on its own?
#2Mortis_AngelusPosted 10/6/2012 12:06:39 PM
2 annd 5 would be best to understand the characters and story
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#3edward18Posted 10/6/2012 12:06:49 PM
You never have to play another game in the series to understand an individual one.
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#4DavidZ2844(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2012 12:17:12 PM
Mortis_Angelus posted...
2 annd 5 would be best to understand the characters and story


So is there any way I can play RE2 without buying it on eBay? And is the game really outdated or is the gameplay fine?
#5SodapopVIIPosted 10/6/2012 12:19:54 PM(edited)
DavidZ2844 posted...
Mortis_Angelus posted...
2 annd 5 would be best to understand the characters and story


So is there any way I can play RE2 without buying it on eBay? And is the game really outdated or is the gameplay fine?


How do you define outdated?

Also RE6 is really the start of a whole lot of new stuff and probably does not really need much series history to get along fine with it.
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#6edward18Posted 10/6/2012 12:18:50 PM
We wouldn't know what is and isn't fine gameplay to you.
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#7wiid1234Posted 10/6/2012 12:19:03 PM
DavidZ2844 posted...
Mortis_Angelus posted...
2 annd 5 would be best to understand the characters and story


So is there any way I can play RE2 without buying it on eBay? And is the game really outdated or is the gameplay fine?


You can buy 1-5, and code veronica X all on the psn store. :)
#8chris1001 the sequelPosted 10/6/2012 12:19:07 PM
DavidZ2844 posted...
Mortis_Angelus posted...
2 annd 5 would be best to understand the characters and story


So is there any way I can play RE2 without buying it on eBay? And is the game really outdated or is the gameplay fine?


It depends on your tolerance of old school gameplay. There's little to no hand holding, And it's very possible to screw up to the point that the game will be near unbeatable. But it's a fun game with a great atmosphere.

Also you can get it on PSN.
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#9DavidZ2844(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2012 12:26:08 PM
Well I can tolerate most really old games, but I'm new to the series so I'm wondering on which games to start off and play in general. And I can't play every game in the series financially, so maybe 3-4 games max not including RE6. Characters and story are important to me so I don't want to just jump into RE6 knowing nothing.
#10chris1001 the sequelPosted 10/6/2012 12:29:02 PM
DavidZ2844 posted...
Well I can tolerate most really old games, but I'm new to the series so I'm wondering on which games to start off and play in general. And I can't play every game in the series financially, so maybe 3-4 games max not including RE6. Characters and story are important to me so I don't want to just jump into RE6 knowing nothing.


They aren't expensive. You said 3-4 will if you pick 4 then I would go with

RE1,RE2, RE:Code Veronica, RE5

3 and 4 are good and I would recommend them if you get the fund but they're the least important in the overall plot.
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