CMI doesn't need a remake - it's wonderful just the way it is and the art has a timeless quality to it.
EMI? True, it looks extremely ugly, but this is only partly due to technological limitations. In my opinion, although the art direction is atrocious and the pre-rendered backgrounds are overly simplistic, sterile and lacking in atmosphere, the visuals are the very least of its problems. The plot and story are ill-conceived and the balance between the "historical" setting and contemporary references was off kilter.
The game felt like a product that had been forced upon writers/artists who had no real interest in or understanding of Monkey Island. When I played it, I couldn't help thinking that the Lucasarts suits at the time must have forced their last remaining adventure game development team to make the game, regardless of whether the staff actually wanted to - or were suited to - do so. This is not a criticism of the developers, of course - they were/are obviously a talented bunch - but perhaps they should have created something of their own choosing rather than being burdened with creating EMI.
No, to adequately remake EMI, you'd need to completely rethink the art style, theme, plot, and characterisation to make it work. You'd be better off making a new game!
Last edited by LukeSW; 06/07/2009 at 01:34 am.