I keep hearing this and it's kinda weird because to me I never had a sense of fear at all from RE7, and I played in VR.
In Fact I've laughed twice and rolled my eyes at both games now, Baby Doll dropping from the shelf in RE7 & the body dropping in the dungeon in RE8
The Family was more comical then anything too
Like I said a week ago, after playing the Village Demo I booted up the RE2remake and going through the corridors of the Police Station still has that unnerving atmosphere even though I'm fully aware of what ahead
And it's something RE7 & 8 Completely lacks
Yeah I wasn't over keen on it when it first released.
Another comment because its fun and i love discussing Resident Evil
Scaryness is subjective, RE7 is scary in the same way the EVIL DEAD (1 and 2) is scary, if you thought that movie was funny you aren't gonna find RE7 scary at all. But thats not the point.
It nails the feeling
of an horror movie perfectly, with Resident Evil 5 and 6,the games are designed to appeal to action movie and game fans first and foremost, with RE7, instead is is about appealing to horror movie and horror game fans, from the way the game is designed, the setting, the pacing, the presentation, antagonists, the soundtrack, i might call it a whole different genre from the action REs despite being the same series and sharing some elements, its about exploring this dirty, hideous house and find out what happened with this crazy family, about facing this horror alone.
All of it is Resident Evil and has fans, there is also the in between like Revelations 2 and 4 that while clearly action games, are presented as horror themed with their slower paced areas.
In that way despite its obvious flaws, RE7 is clearly a success for many people, its pretty funny and interesting to see some, people playing the VILLAGE demo for example and judging it like an action game/fps, thats not what its about at all. the balance of horror, exploration and action that is part of the series "dna" is there, im 100% sure its gonna be one of the best titles in the series when all said and done