Half-Life 2 wasn’t already a twenty-year-old game when it was released. Everyone was frothing at the mouth to get more Half-Life story, but everyone already knows how Final Fantasy 7 goes.
I predict a ton of people are going to buy in to check out the first episode. But after that? The only people buying it are going to be people who like how it plays. And given Square’s recent track record of trying desperately to come up with a real-time combat system that doesn’t blow goats, my money’s on “this’ll be cancelled before they get to Nibelheim.”
(although I’d love to be wrong).