I understand what he means by:
But to say this:One of the best things about Final Fantasy VII for the first time is that moment when you get out of Midgar and realise that there’s an entire world out there to explore – an entire map full of towns and stories and secrets.
That's ridiculous, the game is IN episodes so of course you're not going to leave midgar in the first episode but it IS coming eventually. If he's worried about not having that feeling, then wait for both episodes to come out, then play then one after another no?Final Fantasy VII Remake delivers the exact opposite feeling. I can’t help but feel disappointed that Midgar is all we’re going to get.