GamerFitNation: Video games, like any form of media, are susceptible to garnishing change. Eventually, this type of detail tends to draw a wider audience towards it, resulting in a mass appeal that had yet to be seen by the developers.
Sometimes mass appeal and popular trends cause developers to change the structures that gave the games cult following in the first place. Occasionally, these changes are welcomed with open arms. Sometimes, however, original fans may be distanced by the differences.