SPOILERS AHEAD: Before I actually got to beat this game, I had three underlying problems with it. 1. Sephiroth's constant inclusion. In the original Sephiroth isn't even shown in Midgar and is instead held for the big reveal later in the game, making it much more dramatic. Sephiroth in this game shows up within the first hour. 2. The fact that it is only the midgar section of the original. Now I get it, the original is a big game and it can't all be fit into one game with the level of detail this remake presents us with but, Midgar is such a small percentage of the game it makes you wonder what section of the game will only be included in the next one. How long will this go on? How much will I end up having to pay just to pay what is essentially one game? And 3. There is a lot of fluff parts of the game used to just make the game longer and are extremely boring. Now with all that being said, up until I beat the game I was still enjoying a lot despite these three things. Now after beating the game and witnessing the ending and understanding what is being done with the original, my first two complaints are totally void. This isn't a remake, it's so much more. This Sephiroth is not the same Sephiroth from the original. He has different goals and motivations that we still don't entirely know. I love the new and different direction this game is taking the original. I now know why it's just the midgar section, because this is the most faithful we are going to get to the original and I fucking love that. From here on out it is not a remake, it is just a sequel. All bets are off for the next one and I seriously cannot wait for the next one. This is now one of my favorite games of all time.