Next generation....? Apart from the graphical quality and great rendered textures this game is lacking an awful lot!! I can think of very few positives about this game and find it hard to justify exactly what capcom have been doing since they released resi 4 (which to be fair is pretty much the same, including mercenaries mode!!!!) The storyline is so short its unbelieveable and their slogan of "fear you cant forget" is rich considering there were no scary moments of horror anywhere in this game. I know the series changed after 4 and they went down the survival/action road but this is really a long way from what made the resident evil series so great in the first place!! I am very disappointed with this game and the controls are about as responsive as a ten tonne truck which is the most frustrating thing about the gameplay. I have had every resident evil in the series and expected big things from this title, but i have been left nothing but disappointed by a game that has failed to live up to any expectations i had of a next gen resi which to be honest the thought was mouth watering. I can clearly see the work that has gone into the visuals but this is not reproduced in the real area of debate which is gameplay. I couldnt help feeling like i was playing a ps2 game and at times this becomes unbearably frustrating especially with the chainsaw or other similar bosses coming towards you and the best tool at your disposal is a 180 degree turn. Capcom really need to look at the direct competition in their market area, titles like dead space wipe the floor with this title. If you want a REAL survival horror get dead space the storyline, narrative and overall gameplay is superb and certainly sets a new benchmark. Plus at least you can move and shoot!! The mercenaries mode is the only real part of the game that is enjoyable and gives the game some much needed added gameplay. This is a survival type mode that you unlock after the main storyline, however after a while even this can get pretty boring and considering the CoD nazi zombie mode and left 4 dead it is a side show to an otherwise very disappointing main act. The unlockables are there for added time consummation but in all fairness most of them arent worth the hassle. I am so glad i borrowed this from a friend (which also says a lot) and didnt buy it because it would have been £40 well wasted. Like i said very little has changed from number 4 and the inclusion of Sheva as your partner just furthur detracts from the survival/horror element of the game, plus she annoyingly seems to get in the way or take an eternity to follow you, as you would have expected, granted its not as bad as some other games in that regard but it think it was a backwards step to include her in the first place. Bring back the resident evil of old, even Capcom themselves concluded the series needs another change of direction, admitting defeast before it had even been launched, which to me says it all. Save your money and seriously buy dead space for less than half the price you will get a better gaming experience and have saved yourself over £20 quid!!