I think general curiosity and mild concern is being mistaken for "doom and gloom." And frankly that is the heart of the issue, anybody who isn't 100% stoked and sold on the Remake is being billed negatively. When there is nothing wrong with having questions about what changes are being made.
And we just disagree here. I was fine with the amount of Midgar there was in the original. Exploring all 8 sections just isn't appealing. Strikes me as making the game longer for the sake of having an overly large game.
If you're curious wouldn't you welcome a complete Midgar? As for your "mild concern" about Midgar being too big with a lot of content from just a few screenshots. It completely defeats the whole purpose of the Remake. I mean it's like you're not forced to explore every inch of Midgar. It sounds like you never played a Final Fantasy game before.
edit: In the single player Final Fantasy games the side quest were never mandatory, especially in the original FF7, but don't get me wrong, I understand where you're coming from. I play FFXIV, and for example they really did have some bullshit filler fetch quest in the beginning. (Good thing they're cutting it out in a future update)Last edited by deskpro2k3 - on 28 August 2019