I was more referring to the fact that the original Saga’s source code no longer exists. I think. Although a similar situation faced the original Kingdom Hearts when they were making 1.5, and they still managed to do pull it off.
But I’m definitely not the type of person to say a remake should drastically change the original to chase modern trends. I would’ve been perfectly happy with Resident Evil 2 and 3 hewing closer to the style of the first REmake. Now I don’t know much about what Saga looked like, but if the original had bright colors, I wouldn’t want them straying too far from that. If there was an environmental theme, it should be preserved.
Besides, FF7 and PD are practically the least comparable video games you can find. Think how easy it is to access the original FF7, and how many millions have played and replayed it for 2 decades. If you want the original Saga (legally)? Good luck paying any less than $500. Since it’s nearly impossible to play the original, I’d want the experience to be as close as possible.
And if you’re worried about development costs, doing a FF7 style remake will only exacerbate the issue. No one’s clamoring for this game like they were FF7, except us, so anyone who tackles Saga should just keep it simple.
For that matter, despite the complaints about this Remake not changing enough, I actually hope the Zwei Remake doesn’t either. Even more so, in fact. Because it’s just as difficult to get the original as Saga. If you wanted to play the original PD1, you could find Orta at a good price, and I believe the modern Xbox’s are backwards compatible. At least my 360 was. But if you want to play the original Zwei, which I also never have? Again, the $500. For years I’ve wanted to play both Zwei and Saga, not someone’s complete reimagining of them.
It needs to be a triple A quality game as well to ensure that it doesn’t hurt Sega’s reputation.
Ehh I love this series but let’s not overstate its impact. If years of bad Sonic games haven’t done Sega in, I wouldn’t worry about this. Anyway with all due respect to the company, their reputation wouldn’t be the highest on my priority list.