iTWire writes: "Resident Evil 4 was a critically acclaimed, and high selling cross platform title for Capcom. With RE5, the developer has chosen not to fiddle with the winning formula much at all. Yes there is a new setting and some modern touches, but the RE structure remains. And it is not for everyone.
Playing a Resident Evil game is an acquired taste, no more so than for a generation raised on set styles of first and third person perspective action games."