I picked this up yesterday, gave it a 3-level shot last night.
Hate to be a snob but I'm hardly impressed. As a huge R.E. fan (actually went so far as to unlock Tofu in 2) I'm kind of saddened at what the series has become. I miss the survival/horror of still backrounds and tension the first 2 contained. Even 3 had it's moments, and to be fair, 4 was a pretty excellent game, even though it was far more action oriented.
This though? This is straight up weak. Just another failed side entry providing less than needed backstory.
The "Horror" aspect is only there in gory visuals minus substance and "Survival" is limited to how long you'll put up with your window-licking AI companions walking into flaming pipes before ejecting the disc.
As for action I'd say it's pretty sub-par. The cover system's a wreck and the guns all feel like pea shooters. Match that with an overpowered melee attack and you've really drifted from the basics of the genre.
Like I said before, your AI teamates are... special. Mostly around for looks and maybe to heal you every now and again when you don't need it. Other than that, they seem far more interested in either blocking your path/LOF or just plain committing suicide than actually being of use.
I'll probably give it another few hours tonight with some online teamates and hopefully that will change my mind, but I won't hold my breath.
Oh well... there's always 6 on the way.