The characters are the same, but the suspense and game play are getting worse with each sequel. If you really like co player than this would be OK. But if you play solo it is awkward at best. The movements and sight angles make it difficult to see and get around. Almost broke the controller with the left stick hard side to side move to avoid death. Also it seems like all the good plot lines are going to the movie franchise and we are left with the scraps. I'm a big fan of the Resident Evil games but not this one.