Ashton Liu writes "I like to label this period of time as The Great Sundering. Two groups emerged from this. The first group consisted of those who remembered fondly the good old days, when RPGs still had a soul beneath the crude 16 bit sprites, and new age RPGs like Final Fantasy VII were utter tripe that sold out for the money. The second group included those whose initial exposure to RPGs was during the PlayStation era. The first group often looked at the second group as pretenders, second class citizens donning socialite clothing."