While this does seem a bit generic, it also stands out in that it's also original (in my experience) in it's good use of the sounds and voices. Good start, good middle (great middle if you enjoy the sounds enacting a battle), good end. I'm no judge but I think some of you are underrating this a bit. Definitely staying on my playlist for a while.
I personally felt Alys' death far more than Aerith's death. This song welled up many emotions within me. Many of them being variations of pain and sadness. A song is truly a masterpiece if it does that to a person. I usually refrain from listening to sad or depressing music, but every now and then, I load this one up and just let the emotions flow. It's good to know someone else out there truly felt the depth of this remix's original song.