I agree. 1 was such a unique game at the time and blew me away, but re-visiting it after playing the others, and I think it is maybe the best setting. Neck and neck with 3 for me.I think 1 is still such a hidden gem even at 85 review score. Lot of people wrote it off because it seemed like a cheap spin off. I think its the best one behind 3.
Best Soundtrack by far.