So I finally got back to this game yesterday, I downloaded the patch which allows you to play with the field of view and it makes it a different game at points, I can actually see when I'm aiming now! Insantly making action scenarios that much better...
So I finally got started on Leon's campaign, perhaps the one I've been looking forward to most due to the zombies and the first chapter did not disappoint. To me it felt like a classic RE game with a much better aiming mechanism.
The first bit of the chapter was admitedly slow to get going, building up the tension which was ok I guess, wish they would walk faster though
When the zombies did turn up things got fun, especially as you don't get all that much ammo really so I relied half on melee attacks and running until I managed to amass more ammo.
I loved the lighting in places, especially the subway which had the shadows of zombies lurching round the corner as you could hear them stumbling ever closer to you (and then getting hit by an oncoming train you narrowly avoid!). The parts in the city reminded me a tad of RE2 in places, tackling on the enemies that were in my path, the others I ignored or ran from where possible. It was a pretty tense atmosphere. The only falling point was the end shootout which got a bit messy at times if overwhelmed especially when the heavy hitting enemies started appearing.
All in all I really enjoyed it, pretty shocked at how much they packed into the first chapter as well. I can't see what some of the complaints about this bit were about, it really did feel just like a classic RE game with better combat which is the best of both worlds for me. I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the scenario pans out now.