Have modern developers lost touch with their audience?
Like many people in these forums I play lots of 8bit/16 bit games. Playing them retrospectively I have noticed something, I am struck by the Cander and the intimacy the developers had for their audiences. Text scrollers that talk about meetings down the pub, credits thanking their friends and pets, programmers talking about bugs that your likely to encounter, stories of hardship and woe...
Does this happen anymore with the new crop of developers? Or is this just systemic of the industry size and success?