Kotaku- Resident Evil used to be one thing: a scare-focused, resource management survival nightmare. But it's mutated so much over the last decade that its DNA feels mercurial or even diluted. For a long time, the series meandered inside of its own inbred continuity with games that sketched out a chain of events catering to superfans of the lore. Resident Evil 4 revived the series as an action thriller, with frights driven by gameplay tension rather than atmosphere. RE5 drove things harder into that direction trading fear for frustration. The series became less about getting you to jump out of your own skin and more about mowing down mad-science zombies. Resident Evil doesn't mean what it used to.