wesker in RE5 was not wesker,,,, not at all, not even close, he was some random vanilla bad guy they made to look like wesker, he had nothing in common with the wesker of previous games.
don't get me wrong, the new resident evil games are GREAT games with solid, fun gameplay and cutting edge graphics, they are just not resident evil games, they lack every single thing that made RE the franchise what it was, they are solid actioners for sure, but they are in no way shape or form survival horror, wouldn't you be pissed if you went to see saw 6 and its now a light hearted musical comedy about a john kramer going across country in an RV? same name, same character, totally different genre.
they could keep the games more action oriented, just add in some puzzles and a few more survival horror elements, Leons campaign is the first time it looks like they have tried to blend the new with the old sort of, and it shows that it could work if they would just commit to it.
anyway, I have gotten a bit further into Leons campaign, it is by far better than RE5 so far, I would say at least in leons campaign they have nailed the atmosphere, and I love the fact it has actual zombies, they are fast, use weapons, but are still zombies, works well.
I really enjoy how effective melee is, my one gripe , and I cant understand why they did not do this, is the knife, you still have to equip it, ready it, and hit the attack button to preform one shitty swipe that does jack, especially useless when you can just tap R1 and do an awesome melee combo, what they should have done is have you equip the knife, then when you melee with R1 it incorporates it into the melee combat. but yea, so far better than RE5, will see how it fairs as I play other campaigns.
also, it needs to be said,,,,some random guy piers? some random chick helena? bringing back sherry birkin in a totally random way that no one would expect her to be brought back, and bringing in weskers kid, all these random and new characters and no barry? wtf capcom! RE7 better god damn well be jill with barry as her partner.....