Those FF7 videos really are sad. All 3 overweight. One sitting alone, in a dark room, the other also alone in what looks like a halfway house or some other kind of shitty surroundings...while wearing $150 headphones. The third clearly on some divorced dad, I only see my kids one weekend out of the month shit. Pushing them out the way so he can scream about a video game to a somehow even more pathetic grown man.
Reacting like that is obviously not about the game itself...for a couple reasons. Its just the hope of something, anything to look forward to in life. A return to something that once made them happy 20 years ago when life still had promise.