In case you missed it, we reported that the Director heading up Final Fantasy VII Remake said that the game is still quite a ways off. This, in spite of the fact that Square Enix will be releasing it across multiple episodes. Apart from the episodic format, we're hoping that everything about the game will stay the exact same. Except we know that it wont.
We already know the combat system is going to be different, and some of the major story beats are going to get changed. It's not going to be the exact same game. While that scares huge Final Fantasy VII fans like myself, the simple fact is that things need to evolve. Some things need to evolve, but not everything. No matter what else Square Enix changes or brushes up, these things better be left alone (very minor spoilers ahead):