My love of the Resident Evil series notwithstanding, I feel infinitely more comfortable with the announcement that Resident Evil 2 will receive a remake than I am with the FF7 one.
Forget about the fact that FF7 has a ton of visual, narrative, and gameplay elements that are unlikely to survive a transition into a modern release (although those are all things worth discussing). Let’s keep in mind that Capcom already made a wildly successful remake of one of their earlier games, Resident Evil 1. The GameCube REmake was absolutely stellar, completely rebuilding the game from the ground up and having new scenario planning that was arguably more fun than the initial game.
Also, it was gorgeous.
The FF7 remake will outsell it’s RE2 counterpart, but I’m convinced that RE2 is in better hands.