Originally Posted by Graham Humphrey
What's interesting is that even back at the height of the Amiga days (the early '90s) people were saying that about Amiga games; look at an Amiga Power letters page for example and the chances are you'll find plenty of readers complaining about Amiga games not being as good as their 8-bit counterparts, all the originality and creativity has gone, etc.
And I have no doubt in 20 years' time, the people who grew up with the PS3/XBox 360/Wii will be saying exactly the same thing and constantly talk about the good old days of Halo 3 or whatever. It's just natural to be sentimental about the "old" days, I guess.
And its like...there might well seem to be a lot of remakes around, but if you are 12 and just getting your first computer, all of these games are new to you. We might bemoan the same old thing yet again but forget that every day there's fresh eyes seeing this stuff for the first time, and to them that's their moment, the one they will look back on with fondness.