Well, I finally broke down and bought RE5 for the PC (I've been wanting it for a long time, and missed the day in the summer steam sale where it was $10. I nearly cried.
I'm on chapter 1-4 (I think...just going down in the mines after some zombified members of The Lost Motorcycle Club were trying to kill me) and have to say, having never played a Resident Evil game, I'm very pleasantly surprised.
The first thing that's noticeable is that RE5 for the PC is a very good looking game, far superior to its console counterparts (I have played the demo on my PS3 before). Nice particle effects, very hi-res textures. A very high quality port...which is somewhat strange, and a pleasant surprise, because I have heard the RE4 PC port was a fucking train wreck.
The second thing that's noticeable (besides Chris Redfield's ridiculously large biceps) is the controls. Oh, Resident Evil. Why can't you figure out something very basic, that most games have figured out a long time ago. Don't get me wrong, the controls are decent (certainly better then on a console), but I'll be damned if they're anywhere near perfect. Well, they work, and I'm getting acclimated to them.
I'm quite enjoying the game so far, and I like that it's not working super-hard on scares...Scary games never scare me anyway, so I'm glad that they decided to put a lot more action movie like things in. The enemies are good (man, those chainsaw duders are badass mofos), and I really like the whole upgrading mechanic of weapons. I like that they made an effort to give the game so much replay value (such as infinite ammo, costumes, upgrading all weapons, mercenary mode).
I would have kept playing, but I got frustrated because I had literally no ammo with any weapon, so I was trying to knife mutant dogs and the swirly head zombies. Yeah, that didn't go so good. Well, I'm off to try out Mirror's Edge, which I also just bought (got it for $5, a sale on the EA store site). I leave you with a humorous video at the end of this pointless blog.
TL;DR: I LIKE ME SOME RESIDENT EVIL 5.