Origins is mostly terrible because EA has been trying to create a "Steam killer" for years, releasing a new iteration of their download manager every year. I can stand having Origin as a companion, like a "use our service if you don't want Steam" deal, but pulling Crysis 2 from Steam and ONLY offering it on Origin? Pulling the original Alice HD remake the day Madness Returns is released on Steam? I don't even want to know what they're going to do to Battlefield 3. EA is full of these gimmicks.
From what I can tell, the PC version of Alice that comes with Madness Returns is not a remake. It simply offers the choice for higher resolutions. The controls, gameplay, graphics and audio all remain exactly as they were eleven years ago.