Polygon: "A Final Fantasy 7 HD remake will save the series" is a phrase I am tired of hearing.
I am a Final Fantasy fan. Every fiber of my being gets excited when I read Final Fantasy 15 news. I have dedicated an inordinate amount of space in my brain to franchise trivia and I've sacrificed precious days to complete quests in games I didn't even really like that much. I'm looking at you, Final Fantasy 12.
Another Final Fantasy 7, while an excellent game, will not "save the franchise." Nor, despite what I feel is an inordinate amount of fan outcry and the internet drama surrounding it, do I think it is a good idea.