I'm VERY glad for the changes made to the series, starting in RE4. RE5 was different in a whole other way, and I can understand why some would be upset by it, but personally, I think it's an amazing game. For me, the first three were utter shit, lol. Really, it's pretty much just the controls, but it totally ruined it for me. Very clunky and slow-paced, which is especially bad in games where you have to run from shit. Also, from what I've seen (never honestly beat the first three because I hated them so much :X), the puzzles weren't at all impressive, so, despite being a puzzle lover, I'm glad that they've been more action-y lately. And even if I missed some great puzzles later in the games, I simply think that the action aspect just ~works~ with this series. Not that I'd complain if they brought in some great ones in the future, of course. However, I do miss the raw horror feel that was left after RE4. RE5 was more....unpredictable, not really scary. (Except the Reapers, lol. Totally had me crying with those, but maybe just because they were so beastly before you got your good weapons. ) And that's even what the creator said in interviews that he was going for this time around. So, it's not like it was random, and there's a good chance that they just wanted to try something different. Either way, though, the feel of RE5 was still good, I think.