As an avid gamer for over 20 years, I’ve begun to wonder if I’ll ever feel the immersive sense of wonder brought on by Infocom or the old Sierra adventure games. Maybe I have become jaded over the years—many a gamer lost faith during the dreaded CD-ROM/Full Motion Video ‘Game’ era—and look at today’s over-licensed, cross-promoted clones as the standard for the future. Perhaps I frown upon today’s meager offerings because I hold out hope that a new generation of entertainers will engage us with virtual delights previously thought unmarketable. —Nobula —Desperately seeking wonder. (Eclectika)
I think Nobula hits it right on the mark with this comment:
Perhaps the problem it is the abundance of these games which dilutes the experience of a single adventure—get stuck or bored with your current game and there are a dozen standing by to become your new time sink.