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TLDR: many gamers hate games for not being mindblowingly good or unique, yet they are all even at a base level fine by old standards. There is gameplay, graphics, etc. But people want more. So are we too jaded.
Games today would blow our mind a decade ago. Yet i get the hate for today's games not blowing minds. I watched Jeff G's stream, and he was meh on most of all the new games. He's not wrong or right but i see his point. Games aren't blowing people away anymore. Seeing that ps2 cover in a magazine with graphics you never saw before never happens anymore. Even gimmicks don't work. Are we all just null to it all. I say no. Zelda surprised both critics and developers even if gamers didn't love it as much. Point is, what do we really want. Games are generally better, we have people working on it who have info from the past and know what a good game is...they don't just mimic good games they advance on it and generally games are faster to make and impressive if you stick to basics. Is just shooting too boring now...are plots too boring...do we all need to take a break. Is dopamine fatigue a thing when it comes to mass media. Like all things they have a limit mostly. Mass media thinks no, but if you push it too far even everything prestige is too much.