Oh, GOD, that. *tears hair, screams* It was like, "Continuity? Canon no longer being left field? Things making sense? WHAT IS THAT IN THE FACE OF GETTING ALL THE GACKT FANGIRLS TO COME TO OUR YARD?" Get Gackt of my game fandom, thank you. And in trying to make everything fir together, they're even trying to stick the Shinra from I think FFX in, and make it so the games are related to each other, and that Shinra is the ancestor of the FF7 ones. *throws hands in the air* Squeenix, it's OK if you don't try to tie it all in. Really. It's OK.
And there I go, getting started again. I'll stop now before I rant more. XD