Resident Evil is developed by Capcom. The series started 1996 on Playstation and it sold 34.5 million units. Known as Biohazard in Japan, capcom intended on a small niche project but it became a huge hit.
The Gameplay section on this website explains how the original Resident Evil relied on a fixed camera to add a cinematic perspective to each room. The control were slower and harder to control and the aiming was awful.