This was clearly a labour of love for someone, which is why it's such a crying shame it's so dreadful. 'Fixes' for problems that didn't need fixing, like glass-jaw ninja. Keeping the clunky system that feels every one of its 27 years. Worst of all, the mechanics - pitifully weak, disposable characters that die easily and barely ever succeed at anything - actively fight the action-movie feel it's going for.
The writers clearly loved the NPCs which is whyt the new game is all about them and the players are a pathetic afterthought.
As flawed as the original game was, it's a million miles better than this.