From review: "How can you possibly review Resident Evil 4 in this day and age? It’s widely and rightly considered a genre-shifting masterpiece, one of the greatest games of all time. It has influenced everything from Dead Space to Gears of War and many of today’s games owe their very existence and substance to it. As Penny Arcade says it’s like reviewing Pac-Man; anything you could possibly criticize is null and void just because that game did it first and subsequent games have only served to improve upon it. In many cases direct follow-ups have missed the mark completely; Resident Evil 5 has the same skeleton as its numerical predecessor but none of the mood, balance or shrewd restraint."