I remember back when I was younger actually being afraid to play these games because the atmosphere was so damn good.
When I saw that zombie turn around for the first time, I knew that video games could be something special.
The first time I entered the police station in resident evil 2 and heard this theme http://youtu.be/nadyBSZh0Bc and I was in awe by how such a simple composition could bring out such fear.
And then the first time I entered a save room in resident evil 2 and this theme began to play http://youtu.be/53aDI5K49F4 I got the sense of safety and hopelessness mixed together but knew it wouldn't last as I would have to leave sooner or later.
When I saw the nemesis for the first time and he slaughtered Brad in such a gruesome way, I began to fear for my own safety and tried to avoid the same fate.
Then I heard this theme when I first entered a save room in resident evil 3 http://youtu.be/8tMIOyDI_BY and knew that the nemesis had my scent and would stop at nothing to kill me.
I never felt such fear in a game as when I heard those dreaded words, STARS MUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
Then once I defeated the nemesis with the rail cannon and escaped raccoon city in that helicopter leaving it behind to be nuked I felt that I had conquered my fear and had the most satisfying sense of accomplishment a game has ever given me even to this day.
Then the credits rolled and this song began to play http://youtu.be/murC8Br4Nfo and it's still the most beautiful song I have ever heard in a video game and it was like a permanent goodbye to the classic resident evil games.
Now capcom went from being in my opinion the king game developers to the industries biggest bunch of cash whoring scumbags, it's sad to know that the resident evil I once knew and loved is now some generic action shooter that sells only on its name.
I just hope that next gen a new franchise will rise from the ground and take the survival horror crown which in my opinion is just sitting in the corner of the field waiting to be grabbed by anyone.