The ending of FF7R brings down the entire game, and I'm not even the biggest FF7 fan even though I have the OG FF7 in my top 3 FFs, so I think FF7 diehards are going to take the ending especially bad.
The only people I can see defending this trashheap ending are Nomura fanboys and KH fanboys who are used to trash.
It's honestly kind of odd how hard they tried to market this as a "remake" when it's more of a sequel than an actual remake, as more and more people finish the game there is going to be growing backlash against it.
So many things are not even explained in the game, and a ton of things you wouldn't even know anything about unless you played the original FF7 or any of the Compilation FF7 stuff.
Like for example if you never played FF7 or FF7 Compilation stuff you have
No idea who the black haired soldier is with the Buster Sword, you don't even learn his name unless you have the subtitles on to see his name is Zack even though it's never spoken by anyone.
Sephiroth's motive is never explained, and it's never explained to anyone in the party why they are even going after Sephiroth either, as far as anyone knows Sephiroth was just a hero that disappeared 5 years ago, even after you fight him at the end the party never discuss who he actually is or what happened or why they're going after him.
It's never explained what the random headflashes that Cloud has are.
Hojo is about to say something to Cloud but then the time ghosts whisk him away before he can finish his sentence, if you never played the original you'd have no idea why what Hojo was about to say mattered.
There was a part in Deepground where Cloud sticks his head in a hole in the wall before the time ghosts push them away, if you never played Dirge of Cerberus you'd have no idea why this has any significance.
It's never explained how Barret got his gun arm.
It's never explained who Kunsel is who just gets randomly namedropped near the end.
It's never even explained what Jenova is.
Many shinra characters get so little screentime, like 1 or 2 cutscenes each it honestly feels like they have less story here in 7R than in the original, in particular with Rufus, Scarlet, Palmer, Reeves.
It's never explained what that cartoon cat looking thing is that just random rans on screen after the plates fall and shakes his fist in the air, that's the one and only scene of it in the entire game. If you never played the original you'd have no idea that is Cait Sith.
Some scenes from the original FF7 were completely cut, like the secret base under 7th heaven, in OG you as Cloud go down there and the story progresses but here in 7R you just see the other characters go down but you never see it physically yourself so you're completely left in the dark until they just vaguely mention what they talked about in a scene afterwards.
The scene of the party in Shinra prison was completely cut too.
There is a scene of Tifa in a cowgirl outfit crying over a man laying dead, it's never explained who this man is or what that scene means, it just happens randomly, if you never played the original you wouldn't even know that's Tifa's dad, maybe you could surmise it was her dad but it's never even stated who it is.
The first scene you ever see of Rufus in the game is the one in the 2nd last chapter and right before you fight him, after that he leaves, then he only has 2 other scenes which are in the last chapter, one looking at the time ghosts as he walks down some stairs, and the other at the very end where he sits on the office chair as he's now president of Shinra. Like he literally has less screentime than Ravus.
So many things are unexplained and rely on you having already played FF7 and seen things from the Compilation to make sense out of 7R, it's story is so full of holes and non explanations.