Just don't expect to be much of an "horror" series. Therefore, i would only recommend you Resident Evil 4, 5 and maybe 6 (haven't played the game yet, so i can't say for sure).
I actually think that my progress right now is going to be REmake > RE4 > RE: Revelations HD
Unless 2-3 are SUPER important. It wouldn't be great to regress in gameplay after the REmake, but I'll manage. I did by going from SH2 > SH1
Is RE really story driven? Or are RE2 and 3 too important to skip?
RE2 definitely. Heralded by many fans as the best in the series, and I agree. Follow up with RE3 is you enjoyed RE2 (but it's not critical, I don't think). RECVX is critical to the on-going plot if you plan on going to RE4 and beyond. RE4 was where the series stopped being survival horror for me though, so I ditched that.
I grew it. I paid $1 for the seeds and have more celery than I can eat. It will bring you life. Your cheetos will bring you death. -PS a tasty death - kloud 11
EU is having a sale for the RE franchise right now, hopefully this ends up like the FF sale a couple weeks ago where EU initially gets it, and then a few weeks later US gets it. If so I will get 2 and 3.
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