A word of warning: This page does NOT contain walk-throughs, game maps or any kind of cheat, code or general lameness that would spoil the game's raw genius.

Resident Evil or Biohazard to the Japanese is one of my favourite games ever. Resident Evil - Director's Cut was the first game I bought for my PlayStation and it has not gathered dust on a shelf since I paid for it!
The game is set in a small mid-western American town called Raccoon City; which is surrounded by a sprawling forest. I bio-chemicals company called Umbrella Inc. have been pouring money into this city and provide most of the jobs in Raccoon. In September in 1999, a series of bizarre murders were report. Victims were attacked by a group of about 10 people. Victims were apparently eaten...
Raccoon City's police department dispatched a unit from their special division, S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics And Rescue Squad). Bravo team went to the mansion from which the reports originated. Soon after, the team disappeared...
Alpha team went to investigate their colleague's disappearance; but when the team is attacked, their pilot flies away, leaving them stranded to face the attacker...

After being stranded on the mountainside, the remaining S.T.A.R.S. members entered the mansion. Only Jill, Chris, Barry and Wesker survived the intial attack.

An intelligent soldier that has rescued many S.T.A.R.S. members from danger in the past, Jill has been reassigned to Raccoon City just like Chris. She is excellent with specialised mechanical devices such as lock-picks. Jill is perfectly suited to this mission. What a woman! She goes almost wherever she wants, picking every lock in sight. She walks into a bar and starts playing the piano, any song, without a rehearsal. Don't you wish you could do that? Shame the only things that could hear the music are all trying to eat her... oh well, life is never perfect.
SPECIALTIES: Picking locks, piano playing, chemistry, modelling, being a hot police chick.

After being kicked out of the Air Force (for being a total plank), Chris became a 'drifter' (bum) until he met Barry Burton. Barry recruited him for the newly formed S.T.A.R.S. Now Chris has been reassigned to a smaller unit at Raccoon City headquarters. Playing as Chris is quite a bit more of a challenge than playing as Jill. He requires a great deal more capability in item management and forethought. He's as skilled as a log, and needs the spritely young Rebecca to do everything for him.
INVENTORY SLOTS: 6 (did his mother sow up his pockets??)
BEGINNING EQUIPMENT: COMBAT KNIFE , 1ST AID SPRAY (Loses his gun between the opening video and the start of the game - total plonker)
SPECIALTIES: Juggling artist, wearing a flak jacket, lady killer/porno junky (maybe J:)

"Chris Redfield's old friend and partner. Former SWAT member, Barry maintains and supplies weapons for all S.T.A.R.S. members. He has over 16 years of experience, and has led many successful projects." Apparently... My second favourite character after Jill. Unfortunately he falls into the 'berk' catergory as well (rope dropping anybody?) even though he does save Jill a couple of times. One of the worst game actors EVER, only surpassed (in inability) by Wesker...
INVENTORY SLOTS: How the HELL should I know?
SPECIALTIES: Having a fake ginger beard, not being able to act, wearing red vest that saves his life...

Supporting Characters
Albert Wesker
"Wesker has risen quickly inside the S.T.A.R.S. organization and currently leads the Alpha Team. Viewed by many as a "cool guy," from his snappy haircut to his perpetual shades, Wesker was recruited by a headhunter for his sharp insight and eventually founded the S.T.A.R.S. unit in Raccoon City." Poor Wesker... fancying himself as the hard man for wearing sunglasses at night... Silly hair too. Another plank who is the worst actor EVER in the history of the world. Also the only person who could have possibly failed to be an extra in a black and white Godzilla film. I demonstrate with a quote: "Stop!..... Don't.............. open........... that.............. door!" Now say that in a 'macho' voice. Go on, you know you are going to, better make sure you are alone though.

Rebecca Chambers
"The youngest member of the group, Rebecca has been recruited for her knowledge of field medicine and First Aid. She is nervous around other members, both because of her age and lack of experience." Rebecca plays the vital role of Chris' brain. Without her, Chris would never have gotten out of the mansion, let alone gotten himself killed by Plant 42 (second time she saves the dolt)

(pictures coming soon...)
The character bios are not all my own work. Sections were 'lifted' from the game's instruction manual. The silly comments are from me though J:)