CE, a seminal and celebrated but flawed game, is one that deserves a great remake, and this is not that. It was stuck in a weird middle ground between wanting to completely redo the game and just giving it a fresh coat of paint, and we ended up mostly with the latter, even though the "fresh coat" in question mostly destroys the art style and simplicity of the original, even though it does have a good offering of moments of beauty. The "fresh coat" comment also weirdly applies to the soundtrack, since the 2001 score was taken and recieved some new instrumentation on top of it, not much else.

Reviewed on Sep 04, 2021


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