I've thought a lot about this. Have you ever dug out the <old console system here> and played a game you used to burn hours and hours on? Then, after 10 minutes or so, got kinda bored? While it might just be that Donkey Kong isn't that challenging, our perception of video games is constantly evolving.Quote:
Originally Posted by Delerium
Atari reigned in its day because the public enjoyed arcade style games: no learning curve, easily playable when drunk, poor graphics relying on active imagination. The 8-bit NES pushed that with more RPGs and storylines that kept players hooked. Nowadays, we scoff at a game if it doesn't have multiple components: puzzle, shooter, simulator, full motion cinematics. You can replay the old games, but you can't recapture that magic of imagination. Just shooting bricks at moving pixels isn't enough anymore.
Unless we're drinking. :p