Sometimes rearranging synth music for classical-style instrumentals does not in fact make it better (the OCRemix problem). Did Yellow Magic Orchestra spend the 80s going “Damn, if only we could afford live instruments”?
Anyway even though most of what I actually have to say about it in retrospect is negative comparisons with the original, I did enjoy FF7R on the whole despite the unwieldiness of its attempts to perform several different impossible tasks simultaneously and the fact that, let’s face it, the definitive FF7 experience is still the ReMAKO mod. I just also happened to rewatch Advent Children for the first time since high school the weekend FF7R came out, and realized that dumbass movie kinda slaps almost entirely due to its art direction and soundtrack, neither of which is matched by FF7R. I mean, does any piece of music from that game substantially deepen the FF7 mythos like this or this? Does any remixed track rock even a quarter as hard as this? Heck no.