You mean like what Super Mario Oddyssey looks to do?
I think you got the mail on the head. SMO looks like a great blend of classic gameplay and compelling new ideas. I'm just about as stoked for it as my son. I love having gaming to share with him. These games that bridge styles (amd characters) that are nostalgic for me and fresh and cool for him with new ideas and spectacular graphics are fantastic. I think Odysesey looks to be exactly the kind of game OP it's talking about: a blast from the Mario 64 past coupled with a foot planted firmly in the future. Excitement all around. We're still going to check out Yooka-Laylee when it launches for Switch.
PS Dragon Boy is AWESOME! More games like that, please.