I'm one of the few people that can't stand the older games and like the newer ones. 4 and 5 were great, because the series needed a massive overhaul in its controls. The way it was done in the first game was tolerable... it was the first, it's old, etc... but to go so long in the same obtuse style I'll never understand. Having said that, I don't necessarily like how action-oriented the newer games are though. I prefer the slower pace of the older games with the slow zombies that take a lot of hits and the scares, but prefer the gameplay and controls of the newer games.