Remasters sell well on new consoles where the game itself still has enough hype and its on a new console where there are fewer games and no new game in the series in sight.
Games with loot boxes can succeed such as Overwatch. Consumers still prefer their games to be without loot boxes but the game itself is the main deciding factor on whether they will buy it. LA Noire released too late on PS4 and Xbox One where they already had a ton of open world games and on Switch it released near much more hyped games.
I understand your points though and wholeheartedly agree.