Gamebosh writes: "Survival Horror was about isolation and being alone, something Resident Evil has lost its last grip on, leaving it now clutching tight onto Action / Adventure. There are virtually no scary parts, but the game is filled with tension and a battle for survival. You'll complete the game in around 7 - 10 hours, about half the length of 4, but enough for a game of this type. Ultimately, it doesn't outstay its welcome, and thankfully the Mercenaries mini-game can be unlocked for several more hours of play. Additional multiplayer functions are also due via DLC in the very near future.
Resident Evil 5 is far from perfect and I highly doubt it'll be winning many 'Game of the Year' awards, but you'll have a lot of fun playing it. The tweaks certainly work better for a game of this type, but it seems the saga really has stepped away from its roots, with all the recognisable features quickly disappearing. Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on the player, but if I want old school Resi, then I'll plug in the Playstation and insert Resident Evil 2."