Originally Posted by Anthony1
Well, here's the thing. I have two kids. One is 14, the other is 11. They see new games for PS4 and XB1 all the time. Never once has any of them said that any game totally blew them away in the visuals department.
Back in the 90's, if I was sitting on the couch, playing with my buds, and saw some of the newest games like say... Wipeout for the PS1 back in late 1995, I was shouting and screaming about how amazing everything was. My buddies were doing the same thing.
I just think we've kinda hit this plateau in the current technology, that the only thing we are really seeing on PS4 and XB1 is things looking a lot sharper, and a lot crisper. That's not something that is going to generate oohs and ahhs from the peanut gallery.
Kids are different and see things differently than we did in our childhood. I'm 31, and when I was a kid, there weren't smartphones, tablets and computers. Well, there were computers, but like VHS Camcorders, they were expensive as heck, so we didn't have one. Kids today are desensitized to technology in a way that we can't understand. That's probably why your kids just don't get excited about that stuff.
I remember reading an issue of Gamefan and they were talking about the M2, the add-on that would never come to be for the 3DO. They talked about Mortal Kombat 3 being "arcade-perfect." I remember how excited I was, but knew my parents couldn't afford it. There is no more excitement like that for me, and I think that's because I'm older and set my expectations properly. The last game I was really hyped up for was Skyrim, and before that, Fallout 3. I just don't buy into the hype anymore, mainly because it's setting yourself up to be let down.