- I never owned this game as a kid, but instead, my cousin borrowed it from a mutual friend, and it was on that copy of the game that I experienced what would turn out to be one of my favorite games ever.
- The scene where you walk into the room and you encounter your first zombie, as he turns around and looks at you with blood dripping from his chin as he devours someone right in front of you - still one of the best introduction-scenes to a game ever, and gives me chills every time I see it. Even to this day.
- The hallway you are running down, when everything is quiet is ominous, as you can just feel the tension building before whatever is about to happens, happens. And then it does. CRASH!!! Your first experience with zombie dogs occurs, as they jump through the windows the line the length of the hallway. Still scary.
- Saving your game was such an unrivaled experience in the art of tension, as you could only do so if you could get to a typewriter and happened to have a typewriter ribbon handy. Oh, and you needed a memory card for your PS as well, as my cousin and i figured that out the hard way. Unfortunately,our stupidity right at the end of the game, just before fighting the last "boss."Entire game, down the drain. Whoops!
- The puzzles to solve in this game are amazing, and there is no reason the series should have moved on from this tried and true method of game play.
- Overall, the game itself still holds up, but the best way to play this game is clearly the remake of the game for the GameCube. Tonight, I wanted to experience it how I remembered the game, and it sure indeed invoked a bunch of memories.
On a final note, my friends in school and I talk at great lengths about how a movie adaptation of this franchise was entirely possible. And this was before the real chatter of a movie actually happening. I wish I could go back to younger self and show him the future movies, and see what he thought about them.