Are Games Getting Too Easy?

WC - Remember when games used to be hard? Remember when we used to agonise over the Unity Station mission in GTA: San Andreas? All you have to do is follow the damn train, CJ – if it only it were that simple. Games of the previous generation were often brutally difficult, and even the “children’s” age games were sometimes scream inducing: Jak II, anyone? It’s hard to imagine today, given how far the industry has come away from that, but there was once a time when games were just too hard. Nowadays this never happens – save for some arcade and indie released designed with older sensibilities, almost ever blockbuster released is just so simple that we can finish them in an afternoon.

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