actually, looking at the screen shots, I believe I have played Remedy, but I don't really remember much about it. Maybe I should just do them in order after that, or is there one in the series that really stands out?
I think we all have different favourites in the series, so hard to answer. I like some more than others, but I enjoy playing them in order anyway. It's not just about the characters but also watching how the games develops and get improved one after the other. So for me I see them all together and wouldn't want to separate them, but that's me.
I really like the early games, so I would recommend playing them in order. The latest one is my favourite right now though. The story was very well written I felt. So it all depends of what kind of gamer you are I suppose. Hope you enjoy whatever one you try!