Dino Crisis was under rated. The mechanic where some attacks caused you to drop weapons was amazing. I spent a long time during my first playthrough because I had dropped my shotgun and been chased by dinos AWAY from it. The second one I hardly remember and I know I never played the third.
Hahahha. If I ever dropped my shottie I went apeshit 'til I had it back. That game and RE started my love affair with shotguns. My friend lost all of his weapons early on in one play through. He dropped his primary, got scared and ran away. He hid behind the first laser wall at the very start of the complex and shot the raptor that was there to death with his pistol. Deactivated the grid and went to get his gun. The scene where a raptor jumps through the window and pounces on you played out, he got up went to shoot it and lost his pistol. Hid behind laser grid and couldn't figure out what to do. He accidentally saved that game over his older one! Hahahaha. Only lost an hour or two of play time total I think.
I do wish I could take some of the mechanics from that game and add in the weapons upgrades from Parasite Eve and make a new horror game. I'm not sure what else I'd use control wise though.