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.
Golden Sun case: it isn't an original game with full story then get split up into multi parts for a remake like FFVIIR here. The original FFVII is a full story then the remake have the story which is separated into at least 3 parts. Don't compare apple to orange