Character models? Yes. Environments? No. Those were two of the biggest games I covered in 2017 and RE7 was, overall, a few notches above Hellblade there. Environments (AO, deformation, Normal/Bumps, etc, etc...) all go to RE7.
Still, I support your overall point.
Fair enough. I guess RE7 just really didn't wow me, I mean it doesn't look bad by any means but it just looked merely decent; character skin looked rubbery, specular was overly aggressive in an almost 7th gen kinda way, and a lot of the textures looked really blurry. Still, I am by no means an expert so you'd know better than me.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.