the return to the series? somewhat.
chex81 wrote this review on .
the game is fun and has some interesting platform events. The puzzles aren't overly difficult, but not basic...so everyone will find some enjoyment, even if you're a vet to these sort of games. The action is actually quite good, and its great that you can take advantage of some of the environments in the process of causing kills.
However, the game is way too short (i beat it in 6 hours, 10 mins...not rushed). Sure, you can make the incentive to go through the game again for time trails and explore the mansion (which i did, and ya...its fun)...but in the end, that is way too short for an exploration/action game. The visuals, although sometimes nice, lack and its noticable the game is a port. The controls, although responsive sometimes, cause a lot of problems when trying to switch from accessory to weapon (i.e. water monster boss). And the camera can cause problems at times, as it can be shaky and confused.
in the end, the game is still fun and is definitely worth a rental. But as a purchase? I couldn't advise anyone to spend $50 on a 6 hour game.