Originally Posted by DDNI
no 20 years ago c64 games were the Prey and Crysis of today.
for the players maybe, but i don't think so: there were a little bunch of hyped games but the audience played normally a shitload of little games. while today, even if a player uses the pirated ones, how many games he touches in a year? a vast majority of the over 25 yo persons prolly 4 or 5?
instead, from the producer side, the investement required for to do a game back then is comparable to the one for GBA, palm-os and phone games, at least in the 2D category.