I also began my gaming days with the PS1, and I've just turned 24. Although I did 'downgrade' to a Sega Megadrive II during that period as well. Never owned a NES/SNES nor have I played any of its games. Well, I've played Final Fight as a digital download on 360 least, and I tried FF6's PS1 version via PSN. But that's it.
Anywhoo, as for the topic at hand, if you're into strict survival horror games, maybe give ZombiU a gander/