I totally missed the original, hopefully that means I'll be able to appreciate this game on its own merit, excited it to play this when I get around to it.
There's a line in there somewhere along the lines of "If you haven't played the first one, it would be a great game." And I looked at a review round-up which had a lot of perfect scores from people like IGN, VG247, and Gamespot, plus a 9.5/10 from Game Informer, so it sounds like it's pretty good if you aren't someone like me who has played RE4 repeatedly through the years. But I'll probably like it, too.
Thought it was kind of funny in the PCG review that the reviewer said that playing on the highest difficulty was recommended for players who had played the original and then went on to say that they died at least 6 times in the village scene. If I died 6 times in the opening fight, I'd probably be looking to start over on an easier difficulty.
Anyway, I've played the original so much that I'm probably going to wait for a sale for this unless the launch hype corrupts my brain.