I never got past the Batomys in the original, it was such an unbalanced boss fight. The game itself was excellent but that really let it down for me. I do want to go back, but I'm not convinced a remaster will bring anything new or fix any of the problems.
I played an awful lot of VC2 on PSP, which again was a great game at its core, but it was let down even moreso by a lack of balancing. It introduced the fencer unit, which carried a sword and shield, and all missions quickly devolved into a fencer rush as it was a broken tactic. I loved the multiplayer aspect though!
Obviously 3 never got a release over here, but from what I hear it still suffers somewhat (but not as much) from some broken balancing.
I have no idea what to think of the new game as it looks completely different so far.