Originally Posted by Professor00179
My point of view is that games are getting worse and worse within each year hence It may create an impression that as we get older the games become less fun.
Agreed, as far as console gaming and arcade gaming is concerned, I feel that I was a kid in the golden-age era of arcades and consoles, arcades were much more alive, and console gaming was much more passionate and exicitng back then, all the way from the Atari 2600 (when I was like.. 6) to the Sega Dreamcast when I was a teenager, it peaked with the NeoGeo and PS2, around this time the golden-age of arcades started to diminish, and since then it has only gone downhill, the arcade culture is only really still alive and thriving in places like Hong Kong and Japan and a few select underground cultures in Europe and South America and so on.
What has kept arcade cultures alive in Hong Kong, Japan and South America is mostly the genre of Music Games, in South America they have Pump It Up, and in east-asia they have the Bemani franchise, in Japan alone there are 4000+ individuals that will go to arcades every day to play music games in a highly competetive and fun environment, these games are practically non-existent outside of east-asia. I know the figure is at least 4000 because they all have ID cards they put in the machines which submits their scores and data to an online database which I can look at online, and that is only for one game.
The only gaming genre which has really took off on a worldwide basis in the last decade is online gaming, as far as console gaming is concerned I feel it focuses too much on hype and marketing and graphics, profit-churning and short-lived fun. I'm not trying to say Bubble Bobble is a better game than StarCraft, but I'd rather play Bubble Bobble at an arcade next to a pinball machine with friends and then have a pizza, than sit alone in my basement grinding an mmorpg.
At the same time I feel gaming culture still has hope, and that lies in technological advancment. New interactive controllers and long-awaited technology such as VR should dawn a new horizon and time will only tell what lies ahead.