After over 20 hours of gameplay, I'm still at the very beginning of disk 2 of 4 for Final Fantasy VIII. And it has made me think, why aren't games long like this anymore? I mean even Mass Effect, which is a great game and everything, can be completed in about 20 hours, depending on the difficulty. And that's just length, it seems that a lot of these older games are a lot more fun than many of the newer one play charlies. Even genres like FPS games, which one would imagine would only get better, have only been dumbed down. Now all FPS games are about pseudo-realism, even then, if you want realism play some of the early Rainbow Six games or SWAT 3, they're far more realistic than Call of Duty or Bad Company 2. I also could help but notice that there seems to be hardly any innovation anymore. I guess these are just a few of the many negative side affects to gaming going mainstream and being dumbed down for the masses. Does anyone else feel this way?
so are u saying games need to be longer or innovative?