Well there you go. It shouldn't be seen as absurd to like a old game over a newer modern one, even if one may disagree about gameplay and what not. Super Mario World's gameplay mechanics don't become invalid or less fun simply because there are newer platformers where you can triple jump and air dash 360 noscope. Likewise Yoshi's Island art and visuals aren't made ugly by newer and more technically advanced games, whether 2D or 3D. Personally I think Street Fighter 2 Turbo is one of the best fighting games ever made, I don't really see it as inferior to SF4 or 5, which I also enjoyed.
There you go! This I can agree with!
See: "So this is what Capcom's RE4 remake looks like? I guess it's more of the same RE2make aesthetics but with a few different assets ... and more combat options for Leon to better emulate the feel of the original. The usual tier of visual fidelity Capcom had us accustomed to. Going to enjoy this once it comes out, though I *STILL* think the original is a beloved classic that will never be dethroned in my book."
and compare it with: "Oh my God, this looks like total dogshit! How the fuck did Capcom fuck it up so much? It looks fucking horrible and the visuals are total crap! It doesn't have any soul, any artistic merit, nothing! Looks like an indie game some fucking loser did in his basement while toying with the UE5 engine!"
The first sentence is a statement / opinion I can fully understand and respect. The latter sounds like someone who is pissed just for the fuck of it, and their take is so extreme I cannot take it seriously.
To go back to our SF analogy, I cannot understand how someone can think that SF2 looks perfect and plays perfect and AT THE SAME TIME, think that SFV looks like 'total dogshit'. I can get 'it's not my style', I can get 'I prefer 2D art', I can get 'I love retro', but to call a very well detailed and animated 3D anime style as 'total dogshit' sounds like a complete and emotional hyperbole to me.
That's all I'm saying.