>>26209>I don't really want to play the original, since it says online that it will take 33 hours to beat on average, so I'm leaning towards just playing the remake.
im pretty sure the remake, which is like, not even 1/3 of the game, takes that long if not more to beat. so if the issue is that its too long (33 hours? honestly average/kinda short for a jrpg but ok), to go with the remake is to double down on the length, to deal with the original game with all fantastical varieties of bloat and padding, dilution to the extreme for no other reason than to milk the consumer for multiple games if they want the whole experience.
none of that even touches on the fact that the trilogy wont even be complete for YEARS, meanwhile the entirety of the original ff7 exists in a multitude of formats, all playable today, right now, at a fraction of the cost AND time investment of the remake.
besides, everyone who loves ff7 does so because of the original game - you know about it and you know all the hype because of that specific iteration. why not give it a go to experience what everyone else did, not this rehash still coming down the pipeline?