I might be in the minority when I say what i have to say about RE5 but I have to say something.
After playing the demo several times on both 360 and PS3 I believe Resident Evil series died after Code Veronica X. First off I don't know anyone else noticed it but RE5 is almost frame for frame exactly like RE4. From the way the enemies run, walk, stop and stare then attack, and even die just like the enemies in RE4. Even the Chainsaw man in RE4 is in RE5 does the exact same thing. But that can't be the only thing that is similar to RE4.
How about the area our Heroes find themselves in when they are spotted in the house. Oh wait I did this before its called RE4 when Leon was held up in an house and had to defend himself till the bell tower rang. Only difference is a helicopter blows the fence up. End of demo.
Now believe it or not I have no problems with the controls. I find if you put the default settings on Classic RE4 which is Default 1. I know on the 360 its defaults to Type D and on the PS3 it Defaults to Type A. Might be just my system doing that for me. If you guys are running into that comment back please. All this negative talk about the controls is just people trying to turn this game into a action game like Gears of War 2. Then again I can't blame them for wanting it more like that since the game is more action pack than survival. Which leads to another problem i have with game.
RE5 gives me the feeling that this game is going to be straight up action and not horror. One thing all RE fans can come together in agreement on is all the previous titles before RE4 were scary. The feeling you had when you walked into the hall way where you meet the licker for the first time in RE2. The moment you stepped in the hallway the camera was looking at you from outside of the window. Say what you want about Prerendered Backgrounds and camera angles but those were some of the scariest parts of Resident Evil series. Not knowing what was around the corner or hearing a nothing when entering a room. That was scary. That wassurvival horror.
Unfortunately with the success of RE4 things were never going to stay the same. RE5 follows the exact same path as RE4. Which is sad considering all the potentialit had going into development. I really believed that trailer they first showed of RE5 where Christ was being rushed at by enemies. Yeah you remember that trailer don't you?
They could have made the game scary. They could have made it more survival but they choose to go with the genre that sells the most. Action Action Action. When Publishers see games like Gears, Halo, Call of Duty, selling millions its no wonder why they change the game to have that action feel to it.
In all you loved Resident Evil 4 you are going to love Resident Evil 5. If you were a fan since the beginning I would like to get your thoughts on all this and maybe talk me down. Am I overacting ?