Say hello to Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. It should be familiar to most of you, largely consisting as it does of the abbreviated story lines of Resident Evil, Resident Evil Zero, and Resident Evil 3. With no more creeping around, no more puzzles, and a truly boiled-down plot, the games are reduced almost entirely to unloading your gun at the living dead. Reminiscent of a good old-fashioned, arcade-style shooter, the game walks you automatically through Raccoon City while you kick back with a dumb grin on your face and quote Bruce Campbell with every head shot you score (you know the line I'm talking about).
It's mindless fun, but fun nonetheless. Your handgun never runs out of ammunition, and you start each level with your choice of secondary weapon, each one of which is upgradable. You can throw grenades if your enemies get too numerous. You can swing your knife if they get too close. It's a great diversion for anyone who's familiar with the series and doesn't mind reliving it in the most shallow, action-movie manner possible.