The man who killed Albert Wesker
Couldn't have said it any better regarding Outbreak, they both are fantastic single player experiences with the extra of playing it online for some slightly different experience.I think the better way to put it is Outbreak is an offline quality title tailored for online. That's why it ages so well all these years later. It definitely is superior when played online, but doesn't completely diminish the experience offline either.
As far as the juvenile comment, I have to agree hence why I said the RE engine really isn't a great fit and somewhat of a waste here. These things can still be tweaked of course (no UI/HUD screens look much better), but if the developer thought they were a good idea in the first place they're out of touch with what makes RE special.
I believe we will have the option of removing the HUD and tweak the overall interface suiting our tastes but the rainbow colors in characters and that guy screaming with the flame surrounding him don't appear to be removable and are in-game actions related to skill sets (like the super soldier coat of metal in ORC). I'm glad they kept stuff like that out of the main games in the series.