G.I. Joe and other adaptations face similar issues. Play it too close to the original and it would almost come off as farcical. Consider The Brady Bunch Movie from a few years back. They simply transferred the show itself forward several decades to the 1990s. Suddenly it seemed a satire with just the addition of a few knowing nods. The film worked because of these nods, but do you we really feel crave nostalgia simply to mock it? Would any Final Fantasy VII fans be pleased with an update that mocked much of the homoeroticism in the original, or would they be aghast?