Once can argue for or against re3 remake being great. Those that say it's shorter, played it on normal. The designers of the game made normal easy, with alot of amo and herbs scattered around, so the game does not end up feeling like a "survival horror", since you almost always feel comfortable enough to breeze through past enemies. Less strategy and less fear/tense like situations arise, and the game becomes short. Also if you look at speedruns, the difference in game length between original and this , makes this remake seem longer. Also the original had some back tracking, and the door closing/opening animations. Also the difference between this remake and re2remake seems to be 10 minutes. So no the game isn't shorter. People need to play this game on hard mode on their first playthrough. One can also say that the encounters in the original seemed less scripted, but they did occur at set points and the played out pretty much the same , dodge the same attacks and move and shoot. How does nemesis play out in the remake? stuff was taken out of the game such as locations, but things were also added in.
I also had a issue with the re2remake. To me the game seem half finished. It too had things missing. The police station was good for a while, but some back tracking was annoying. Tyrant felt annoying after a while since he became easy to deal with and then felt like he was getting in the way of puzzle solving. I wish they'd done more with him, and differently. The locations outside the station seemed rushed. Sewer part could have been much better, and the birkin part was a waste of time. Claire's campaign was too similar.