blacksinow wrote:I meant specifically the standards of the quality in games in general. It feels as though people are becoming more lenient towards certain games, that should not deserve the high praise that they receive.
Actually, I think that it's a problem of skewed retrospect. Every generation thinks its golden moments were better than the next generation's. It's the reason for every facebook post that says "LIKE IF YOU REMEMBER THESE AND YOU'RE AWESOME" with a picture of the original NES console. People don't remember the buttload terrible games that came out with it because, like the current generation, we learn to play the good and not to linger in the crap. The generations before me had Super Mario Bros. 3, and I've got Deus Ex, the Elder Scrolls games, and Ocarina of Time (which, if I'm being honest with myself, wasn't that hard of a game. It had its moments, but... overall, not pants-crapping hard). The generations past had E.T., and we've got Superman Returns.
DO NOT LINGER IN THE FALLACY OF SKEWED RETROSPECT