Wired writes: “That’s not Resident Evil.”
Capcom probably gets this a lot. If you’re an old-school fan of the plodding games that started the “survival horror” craze, you probably don’t feel like the fast-paced shooting action of recent Resident Evil games is truly what you want. But the run-and-gun slaughterhouse action of Resident Evil 5 made it the single biggest-selling game in the series. So any reversion to the classic gameplay style would mean a separate, possibly larger contingent of fans complaining that the Resident Evil they enjoyed is missing. Whoops.