Resident Evil 7 is a hearkening back to the original games in the series, with its strong focus on classic Survival Horror elements such as inventory management, exploration, clue finding and puzzle solving. Don't confuse these elements as being a reluctance to keep up with the times however, as RE7 still manages to keep gameplay fresh with its adoption of elements that are found in contemporary Horror games (such as Outlast), including the use of first person perspective, and familiar narrative / plot structures.
The derelict house setting, its grotesque characters, jump-scare tactics, realistic sound design and carefully designed environments are guaranteed to frighten even the most veteran of Horror game players.
Graphically, the game looks beautiful on my PS4 Pro, taking full advantage of HDR and 4k resolution. The art direction is both gorgeous, and utterly gross (in the best way possible).
This is by far my favourite entry in the series, and has me hooked to my console, craving the next scare and plot twist!