VII is much closer to 1-3 than 4-6. I put it off for a long time because of the first person perspective but was pleasantly surprised by it. VIII seems to be going for the same formula as VII.
I just can't stand the 1st person view, and the whole "goo monsters" thing, along with ques taken from Texas Chainsaw massacre. It's got some puzzles and the like, but it just doesn't feel Resi to me, like the originals were. What I look for in a Resi game is more from the original series and Outbreak.
I also don't like the idea of a villain we can ogle our eyes over in what is meant to be a pure dreaded horror game, where you're actually meant to be scared, rather than "yeah baby, come to daddy, step on me!", and that's pretty much what I end up seeing around me (as well as my art circles I'm in on Discord, where some of my friends flat out draw the main boss of 8 in NSFW scenarios, which just makes me ask, "why?"). Like Resi 7, 8 looks to be putting me off the most, and if 8 sells well, then I can kiss anything else from the OG series coming back, goodbye (except 4, I never really cared for 4 as much as people do on here).