You ask too many questions
Hmmm. Might give it a go then, always been kind of interested in the series, just never actually bought one of them. Even though I have a PS2/3/4.
If you’ve never played the older games it’s a situation where it’s probably good to look up a short summary of what happened, even if it’s a paragraph or so, since it helps but is not needed.
The games haven’t aged badly, but they do feel very 2005 now