I am a ridiculous fanboy of La Mulana.
I am in love with the game, but somehow I liked every single change theyve made that I heard about so far! Does that mean I didnt like the original as much as I thought...?
I like all of the new songs! Instead of just giving the originals a new shine or new, less chiptuney instruments they've made them evolve into proper new versions, It feels like a real, evolved remake instead of just a love letter to the original game. It really feels like (well, as far as what ive seen; obviously I didnt play it yet!) what the game would have been if it had been made 8 years later (in the fictionnal world where the original game was an actual MSX game)
One thing that often bugs me in remakes of classic videogame songs, is that the remake sounds superficially like the original but misses the point somehow. For instance, a melody (or part of one) in the original that really stands out and gives it character (often simply a side effect of the limited tracks of the original version) becomes sort of drowned in a sea of instrumentation or otherwise toned down, making the new song feel sort of bland and lack the original's charm. I didnt see that here, theyre all reckognizable and improved. Great job, I say!