I played the crap out of REmake2 last year and I don't know how conscious this was with all that's going on right now but, in the last week, I played through Biohazard 7 (aka: Resident Evil 7.)
I usually prefer new and fresh original titles so I want to champion Resident Evil 7 but thinking back, I gladly played through REmake2 thrice and it was a much more consistent and polished experience. I generally prefer 3rd person games, REmake2's combat felt much better and the puzzles were more in line with the difficulty level of old school RE games (at least the ones I've played.) I also liked the story differences between Claire and Leon (tho I thought Claire's was better) and the narrative again, felt like it was much more consistently handled in REmake2.
RE7 does have a lot going for it tho. First of all, it's the scariest RE game I've experienced. The 1st person perspective limits the players situational awareness and greatly heightens the level of tension. The fact that it's a all new game also helps with not knowing what might come around the corner. I think they do a fantastic job of keeping this tension for a large portion of the game.
The game however is quite uneven in most places. The narrative never quite finds the right tone. The swings between seriously scary horror and cheesy b-movie fun-time horror are too hard and too unintentionally frequent. It's certainly a hard thing to do and I command them for trying but it more often than not, doesn't land.
Also, It doesn't seem like they quite have a handle of the engine. The RE Engine as we've seen with REmake2 and DMC5 can do some top tier visuals and at times, you can see that with RE7 as well. But again, like with the narrative, the visual quality of RE7 can swing wildly. Some characters look terror-ific but other characters look really oddly low-res. Also, Mia's hair looks terrible. Environments can also look stunningly realistic to a jumbled mess.
There is a choice in RE7 that's also completely fucked. If you haven't played the game and want to, just remember, pick Mia, not Zoe. I picked Zoe cuz she had been helping me and seemed like the curable one but what happens beyond that choice just assumes you picked Mia and it'll just mess with your head if you pick Zoe cuz it won't make any sense.
All that said, RE7 does have great scripted sequences, the mansion is just awesome to explore, and I think I might end up remembering RE7 longer than REmake2 just cuz it's a totally new and different thing. That birthday puzzle is real good. I do think I prefer REmake2 tho. I replayed RE7 to pick up some of the trophies I missed but didn't really want to and don't see myself doing it again. And like I said at the top, I played through REmake2 cuz it was a ton of fun and honestly wouldn't mind doing another run.