FF7 doesn’t need to change a ton of story stuff, but I think they could provide a couple of alternative scenarios. The one the sticks out to me is saving/redeeming Dyne and maybe getting him as a new party member. I know people who don’t like Barrett really don’t care about that story, but it could have more impact, as Dyne was one of the many characters that I’ve never even seen artwork for, so I don’t know exactly what he’s supposed to look like.
I’m really not sure how I feel about no random encounters being confirmed, main problem being that means probably no overworld. WTF is FF7 without an overworld with random enemy encounters?? Are they just gonna spawn out of sight?
Meh, doesn’t really matter I guess, shit won’t be out for another 5 years.