Sheva had some of the worst AI that I've seen in the next-gen period. Honestly, if she was completely omitted from the game (or made into an NPC), I actually would be more than willing to give RE:5 a whole playthrough.
may have been a good game, but it wasn't a good Resident Evil game. Everything was different, and it didn't have the same scare-factor as the previous games had.
I'm really inclined to disagree. If anything, Resident Evil 4 was scarier than the other instalments. I mean okay, I'm not a major fan of quick-time events (even though Resident Evil 4 was one of the games that gave them inception as a major game mechanic) but they did give the series a sense of urgency that I didn't experience with the ones prior. I mean at some points you REALLY did have to act quickly, I got quite a few game-overs because I wasn't looking at the screen for a few seconds.