Wow, this thread is still alive? No wai.
Anyway, I got to playing a few hours' more of the game, and I'm definitely warming up to it. I like that it fixed the annoying parts about the old RE games (ink ribbons and sparse save points specifically,) and the combat is pretty cool. The only other thing besides that annoying opening sequence that I'd change thus far are those MGS-codec-style scenes. (Why does Japan think that a couple of mostly-motionless talking heads = good storytelling?)
Anyway, that's all. :)
"'Casual games' are something the 'Game Industry' invented to explain away the Wii success instead of actually listening or looking at what Nintendo did. There is no 'casual strategy' from Nintendo. 'Accessible strategy', yes, but ‘casual gamers’ is just the 'Game Industry''s polite way of saying what they feel: 'retarded gamers'."