This is one of my favorite game series'. It's just SO different than anything else out there. At least for it's time. I got the first 2 games for my birthday last year and started up the first one again for the first time in like 9 years. And to this day, is still a fun, dark, great game. It seems a little slow at first, but the story gets good pretty fast. And the translation, though silly at times, still holds up too! I found myself laughing at some of the perverted jokes Yuri makes. :)
The second game improves on just about everything, but it's worth playing the first one so Covenant will mean that much more.