This article states that the Super Nintendo (SNES) was the pinnacle of console gaming. Reading the article, I recalled the many hours spent playing games on it. And the games did have a plot, most of the time. Or they were just fun games to play. I had a large collection of games, and what I didn’t have, a friend would have.
It’s not like that anymore. I admit, I have a PS2, but there are very few games I would consider purchasing for it now. And most of the games out there are not original, either. EA Games, in fact, has only one original game out in 2005 (out of 26!). It looks like the gaming industry could be going down the same path as the movie industry: rely on old, predictable titles until the public wises up and sales start to drop.