People have a really skewed view of RE4. It's opening hours were amazing. Once you are out of the initial town, things turn to the poop that RE currently is. Munchkin Napoleon. Robed idiots. Horrible A.I. partners.
They need to kill off their current protagonists and start over. Their stars are now indestructible. Until that changes and people fear their characters death more than a game over screen, RE is screwed.
This will be the first one I've passed on. It's just a terrible thing.
Silent Hill gets knocked for its failings, but at least it has stayed true to its genre.