Every now and then i see some making of videos where developer can go in depth about the game development process, and that is kinda of a good way for people to get to know better the gaming industry.Doing Indie stuff does plenty to open your eyes about game development.
Reading or watching stories about game development also helps a lot.
Recurring elements could be seen as "recycling" to make it easier on the development but outsiders who have no game development experience will mistakenly see it as an "identity that is being preserved".
It could be a case of "identity" if we asked the developers directly but the fact that a lot of recurring elements can be discarded at the drop of a hat shows it's not an "integral identity" factor.
Maybe someone out there will think that "if an old fan of the original RE2 works on the remake, it will be much more faithful" but we can see that is not the case.
I am just not sure why you said the fans that worked on RE 2 (2019) ended up making the new version not faithful to the original?
Isn't the director, the script writer and those closer to them on development the most important people in order to see what is deemed to be faithful enough for all team to pursuit in making the game?
I know this is debatable but overall the gaming community considered RE 2 superior to RE 3 in terms of remakes or "reimagined" version.
Still i wonder if the decision of doing this new RE 2 was mostly due to 2 reasons:
1) the demand for a remake since the sales of RE 1 Remake HD Remaster?
2) the developers from Capcom, now with RE Engine, wanted to make a Remake to test how good of a game they could get using the over the shoulder view perspective with the new engine?
ok, since I don't know if those were mostly the reasons why, just my suspicions, maybe you guys/gals from the community here could elaborate further.
Also aside from a money/business perspective do you have an opinion about what Capcom should focus? Proper new iterations or remakes/reimaginations?
Do you feel it's a good opportunity to add new elements for instance if a RE 5 or RE 6 gets a reimagination or it's just going too far and they should get RE 4 and that's already as far as it should go, if a bit out of hand?