I'm a bigger fan of the archaic old school version of that effectHaving the fireball working again is a step in the right direction. Hopefully Doc Ock's heat comes back soon.
I noticed the blurriness of the elevation scene the last couples times I rode it too. I assume its a projector issue.
The levitation effect on the sides stop midway through now opposed to years back
Thanks for the citations... Looks like they wanted to maybe draw emphasis to the new silhouettes in the windows? Yeah, I prefer the constant motion.
Only other change I wasn't a fan of in the transition to 2.0 was the elimination of the Hydroman fog blast in the run-up to the climax. No idea why they thought cutting that was a good idea.