eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:16: What else can i compare it to but the top reference.. true its a mod but it still enhances the core game this remake is supposed to be remaking.
Thats the first thing a remake should have taken inspiration from, no? Modders literally already made a JA2 remake, and thats JA2 1.13 - the standard reference for this genre with no equal.
What's amazing is that they're the fourth or fifth studio to do this. Strategy First had a few start. None finished. A few games got released as non-JA games. And they sucked. Then the fan-made sequel came out, again not as a JA game, and it sucked.
It's like all those UFO games that are spiritual successors to X-COM. They've all been awful. It's part uncanny valley ("This gun doesn't fire exactly the same and therefore makes me queasy!") and partly just that the people making these games are talentless hacks with no clue what they're doing.