Now I grew up in the 80's so maybe its something to do with being of an older gamer generation, that appreciates the creativity that developers had for many many years to overcome the shortcomings of graphical fidelity Playing everything from Manic Miner to Sonic the Hedgehog, it all felt new and exciting.
Maybe it was because no one could afford to buy a game every week or even day, with steam sales and games with gold today its so easy to throw away games and move to the next, releases were few and far between too, as a kid a game was a birthday or christmas treat so you would hammer the thing for 6 months, if you had a decent mate he might lend your Micro Machines V3 for a week, or the posh kid would let your play 6 Golden Coins on his Gameboy in the school yard.
PC gaming was little better in that respect you could get a few decent shareware games on PC mags.. everyone was in the same old boat in the 80's really. 90's came with 3D gaming, Playstation entered and Dreamcast brought the arcade into the home, and Nintendo revolutionised every genre.
The XBOX & PS2 brought things like real open world gaming, and proper online play with match making.. even if you did need a crossover cable running across the living room tripping your mrs up.. it was also the first gen to mix the console with the living room entertainment, DVD players for instance.
The the XBOX 360 & PS3 era I still remember the last game to give me goosebumps was Gears Mad World Trailer, the realism had me hooked i had to have a 360.. Its crazy how long the 360 lasted and is still going, so many great games..
But enter this generation of PS4 and XBone I really cannot think of anything that is worth remembering this generation for?
Its the remaster gen, the sequel gen we have seen it all before, it feels like its a lazy generation, the only games that stands out for me is Bloodborne and to be fair it was a Dark Souls style game which originated on the previous generation, and The Witcher III but thats more about the story telling the gameplay is nothing new.
Now dont get me wrong there are good games, and some stand out titles, but nothing really defining this generation, it has in fact left me feeling more bored of gaming than ever before.
I am praying that VR is the turning point and it is what will make this generation worth a 720p to 900p £300.00 upgrade. because what I am seeing in the PS Pro isn't anything new other than graphical improvements again, and personally I do not feel it is enough anymore.
Anyone else agree? Maybe the NX will be my answer?