Theres a valuable lesson to be learned from the current popularity of remakes. Theyre hardly a new phenomenon, as video games have long held a perpetual fascination for nostalgia and how consumers are consistently eager to consume experiences theyre already familiar with.

Embracing new things can be difficult, so to replay stories, catch up with characters, and remember mechanics we already think fondly of can be comforting. But such projects are far more exciting if they aim to take risks, either by subverting the original vision or building upon it with surprise revisions or a profound understanding of the legacy it seeks to pilfer. It is a risky endeavor, although the past few years have proven how ideas that worked decades ago are just as effective today.

Source: N4G PC There's A Big Reason Why Remakes Are So Popular Right Now