I loved it. I loved the ending. This isn't a perfect game but it is a damn good one.
Leslie will be a party member in a future game. There. It has been said.
The dialogue felt so natural and the characters feel alive. The story had good pacing outside of some very unnecessary segments like the road to Wall Market, getting to Mako Reactor 5, some parts of the Train Graveyard. Even though you are on a linear path, I never felt like it was forced. There was enough variety and things going on that made it feel like a natural progression of the story.
I do think they should have kept the allure of Sephiroth being a mystery, but I get what they are going for here. There is a certain sort of allure in Sephiroth trying to seduce Cloud. He even took him to look at a heart shaped nebula on the edge of creation. That's romance, y'all.
But really, I get it.
Also in regards to Zack in that alternate reality with Champs the dog, well, I'm fine with that because everybody was asking the question "What if Zack had beat the infantrymen?" back when Crisis Core released. It's our own fault, really. We should have never asked the question because we never knew these men were crazy enough to answer it.
Now it is time to consume all FF7 media obsessively until Part 2 is announced. Also...why did I love this more than KH3?
Because Noruma cared a lot more about this game then KH3 it seems and it shows in the difference of quality between these two games. That's my interpretation anyway. I still like KH3 but it did a lot of things wrong that left a lot of fans disappointed with it.
FF7 Remake, for whatever faults it has, is 80% better then the entire of KH3 and that's pretty sad considering people were expecting a lot more from KH3 then FF7 Remake when it came to story, which is pretty ironic lol