Guys .. Chesus trist..The episodic thing is just replicating disk switch. Why is this such a big deal? This isnt a new thing. Both the .Hack series and Golden Sun and MMO's have done this.
When I bought Final Fantasy VII over 20 years ago, all 3 discs came in the same jewel case day one. If all episodes aren't available on initial release day, then no, it's not remotely the same thing. When I finished the original disc one, a message didn't appear on the screen saying "wait for Squaresoft to release disc 2".