I haven't played the original yet myself, but for all the love and nostalgia around these parts I'm thinking about grabbing it on Steam.
(except that I've just checked in the middle of writing this and it's not available to UK residents... great)
But from reading the comments here, do they perhaps mean then that they will be sexing the game up to bring it more in-line with recent trends... as opposed to dumbing it down in terms of mechanics and difficulty so much? As in if they made Jade less of an admirable Alyx-type character and more the kind of character 14 year-old boys could spend half the time admiring the jiggling ass of? etc. etc.