I'll take any game where the control is excellent. You want to be killed by the final boss, not platforms. More specific, I think Ocarina of Time was, is, and always will be the very best video game of all time.
I really wouldn't say it made everything related look like shit. I like to look at 4 as a reboot of the series, a different direction unrelated to what they had done before. Which, essentially, what it was, but it shouldn't be what older games in the series are compared to. That's a little unfair.
Newer games on the other hand, yeah, because if you can suck this much after RE4 (Looking at you, 5 and 6), then there's something wrong.