You're obviously looking at the tops of two different lines.
i'm at the top of all the lines
ever decided to post something, clicked on "post reply," and had to wait in excess of 30 seconds for anything meaningful to happen?
it's the reason i don't frequent this website. seriously, every link on this website has the potential to cause as much pain and suffering as being anally penetrated by plant42's enormous horsecock. and by pain and suffering i mean delight and joy. but seriously this shit hurts.
Yeah, but I also peg you as one of the guys who loves old shit just because it's old. You jam the shit out to SNES game tunes and say that they sound better than every other modern thing of clearly better audio quality. If your taste in games is anything like your taste in game music, you're gonna have a hard time finding good new games to enjoy. There are some great classics, but I'd say that gaming in general is the greater now than it's ever been, and that it's always been getting better. I'd agree that many franchises are on the decline on an individual level, but gaming as a whole is only getting better, so it's not an issue with the industry.
Woah now, it seems I've struck a nerve for some reason. First of all, I tend to say shit like "the SPC700 is the greatest invention of all mankind" because, well, it fucking is(come on, I'm being sarcastic here). I'm the son of a musician, and I've grown to become fond of music that is technically well-done and well-thought, especially in the circumstance when the equipment you play the music with is riddled with limitations. Something about a music designer working around the limitations of a music chip and using its strengths strategically is just something I like very much. This goes for any chip back in the day, such as the music chip in the Genesis(I just like how the SPC700 sounds). Seriously, listen to this. It's fucking awesome. When I was young I loved being in the Genesis vs SNES arguments on the playground at school. I get a nostalgic feeling when I see a situation where this kind of thing might be relevant(imagine that, on a gaming forum about Nintendo).
The truth is, I have equal respect for (good)modern games and (good)older games. I just have a lot of trouble finding a modern game that I like because in the mid '00s, I pretty much stopped(or gave up on) playing console games(or at least, new ones). Because of this, I lost track of how the industry was changing(from the player perspective) and I did not change with it. When I wanted to play a console game, I was content with what I had rather than feeling the need to buy the latest and greatest. I also found a few games for the PC which I spent several years playing without playing much else(Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is one such game).
I am a PC gamer. I always have been a PC gamer. I am just a PC gamer more now than I ever was. I have seen the trends in the game industry. All the sequels and rehashing makes me sick. Originality is gone(even indie games are starting to feel stale). And there's like, 2 big companies that make all the games now. That's why I love the old shit. Because it was original. Because it's what everything new aspires to be. I have no desire to buy a Wii U, or a PS4, or an Xbox 720. I had no desire to buy a Wii, or a PS3, or an Xbox 360. I hardly had a desire to buy a Gamecube, and never even bothered with PS2 or Xbox.
This is all my opinion, of course. I've just noticed that I'm ranting(and my points will probably be refuted easily), and I'm up way too late, so I'll stop here. Oh, and I know that makes me sound like an old fart.