The mystery, heart, soul, and emotion that the original and HD version had is totally gone. The character models are odd as well.
The world in Bluepoint's version is stunning, but to me, it just can't touch the original.
I would guess your case is similar to original Silent Hill that had the fog to hide the shortcoming of draw distance, that if removed with remaster would ruin the game for most. At least seeing the scenes you selected that is what I see different, the texture and asset quality made things more clear and perhaps that impacted the art direction perception to you?
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."