Oh yeah, what was I thinking? I forgot every game out today with the same chiseled-face space marine smoldering dude is vastly superior to every game that ever came before it.
You're missing the point if you think anyone's saying that every "modern" game is superior to every game that came before it.
cherry pickin' like nobody's business
I know right? Skyrim has more variety than the entirety of the "modern" half of that picture in just its character creation options. And that's just one game.
didnt you already post this? i kinda remember someone tearing it apart in another thread
It was probably in the "good character designs" thread. There was a thread started in response to the whole debacle in which people posted good "modern" character designs. It also reminds me of a similar discussion in the animu thread. (There hasn't been any good anime in the past 10 years. Oh, I mean besides Studio Ghibli's productions. And Redline. And The Tatami Galaxy. And everything recent on that list of "worthwhile anime.")
There are plenty of good old games and there are many bad modern games. But there are also many bad old games and plenty of good modern games. That's why GOG.com was called "Good Old Games" before they officially renamed themselves to GOG.com, rather than just "Old Games" or "Good Games."
It's easy to prove to yourself that everything good was in the past, and if that's what you choose to believe, no amount of evidence or reasoning can convince you otherwise. But even if your tastes aren't aligned with those of the current "mainstream" games industry, there are so many games being made nowadays that you're bound to find something
that you like. After all, "good" is subjective, isn't it?