It looked nice mostly, but the copy paste tunnel areas left a lot to be desired and the flat 2D low res backgrounds that were used occasionally were f***ing ugly. I thought it did nothing to improve on the original personally, bar graphics. I foolishly got excited for it after seeing the train intro video and rushed in but I should have stuck with my gut feeling that they'd fuck it up. And they did for me, horribly.I liked the changes to the story, I've played through FF7 a dozen times easily over the years, so the expansions and changes were welcome.
Characterisation wise the lasses were too thirsty with Cloud. He's nigh on a mute and surly as fuck at that point, why would they be interested.
Gameplay wise I wouldn't say I really struggled with the battle system, I clocked it, but it certainly didn't "click" with me.
Beautiful looking game imo.