One can say that re-releases of old games can only be interesting to those who played them when they had just come out. And to some extent it is true, but not totally and not always. Sure I played “Duke Nukem 3D” and “Doom II” in the nineties, but I somehow missed “Shadow Warrior”, so you can’t say I like it because it brings memories of god old times. No, I liked it from the first sight when it was redux.
Of course I was ready to meet pixelated enemies and somewhat aged design (but still good!), so lets put it this way: re-released old game can be awesome for prepared new player. What I was not prepared to and what was a great surprise is everything else about the game: clichéd story, racial stereotypes, sexist jokes, explosive gameplay and tons of references to older classics and contemporary stuff (Easter eggs range from “Monty Python” to “Tomb Raider”). And though some of those things may sound disturbing, they put together a humbling story of an elder Asian martial arts master on a quest of revenge. Though, of course, story is not the main part in games like this one.
So focus on killing demons, exploring levels and exploding things.