I'm not kidding, it's my dream to bring back decent computer games - even if they don't sell very well i'd want to at least let a new generation experiance the gaming goodness i grew up to! Wheres the magic in these modern games eh?
The trouble is, you guys (generally speaking) are nearly impossible to please. I've played a few games you guys have brushed off that I thought were pretty damn fine and despite all my experience, I wouldn't be confident enough to say what would sell these days apart from shiny pretty graphics. I sure as hell wouldn't be confident to the tune of many millions of pounds - do you know how high the burn rate is of most game dev studios?
A lot of the games that are raved about with huge nostalgia here wouldn't sell at all these days because they look shite. Really good modern games with one or two minor flaws are given a 'meh, I might get it when it's cheap'.
I don't think games overall have gotten any worse on the good to pap ratio, but I do think the gamers have, by and large, lost the ability to appreciate many fine things.
I'm not saying Bone was good, haven't played it - but what the hell do you guys /want/ out of a game? The stuff that sails up the charts is usually not very much different from a slew of games that tank at the same time. It seems almost random.