Will this ultimately accumulate to an entry which is "more of the same, but in HD" and doesn't take risks with the Prime formula?
To be fair I already had this concern from the moment the game was announced. There's so much to improve upon the established Prime formula, they could make a truly mindblowing game if they took risks and tried doing something new, but it's far easier to just lean on the past and make a "bigger and better" Prime 1. I think it's only reasonable to expect the latter, but hey, if it turns out as good as the original I guess I won't have much to complain about... I just wish they have the boldness to go beyond.