Not quite the Final Fantasy VII remake you were looking for. This rom hacker, Luigi2009. spent a longtime developing a ‘demake’ for Final Fantasy VII. Instead of going HD, this modder decided to turn back the clock. Retelling the story of Cloud, Barrett and company in proper 8 bit like its Final Fantasy ancestors.
There have been attempts to 8 bitify Final Fantasy VII before, but this version ins’t mission any of the crucial story beats. Also it’s in English.
I’m fairly certain that mods are frowned upon from a legal standpoint blah blah blah. Check out the link below at your own risk!