Wow, you guys sound exactly like rgp when Iron Man was first revealed. Everyone hated that game because it was clearly a stripped down Austin Powers sold for more than $1000 more than Austin Powers was when it was new.
And you know what, those are both true. And you know what else? Iron Man turned out to be a much better game to the majority of people, regardless of its stripped down nature.
I can't say if this will be better or not, but I'm willing to try it before I knock it, just like I did with Iron Man.