It’s merely a consequence and a shadow of today’s society.
Today’s kids have everything spoon fed to them. They don’t want to read game manuals or to have to actually think instead of just pressing fire buttons.
The people who’re making today’s fast paced games are well aware of this, and since gaming has become a big sized money-making industry instead of a fandom for creative and intelligent people, we get fast, quick consumption products. Just like with everything else nowadays.
- Thus, you have fast food instead of quality food.
- You have cars and pollution instead of a healthy lifestyle.
- You have delinquent junkies instead of educated citizens.
- You have TV instead of books.
And naturally, you have action games and portable console products instead of quality, intelligent and challenging turn-based games with a story and a well developed game world.
Talking about turn-based gaming to someone younger than their earlyTwenties nowadays is a pointless exercise, since they probably haven’tEver had the chance to play a legitimate, quality computer game inTheir lifes.They’ve been busy playing slight variations of the FPS engine principle, in between taking their illegal drugs and beating up their teachers in school.
Crap, illiterate games for a crap, illiterate generation – makes sense to me.
We live through another history instance of what we call “dark age”. Let us pray for a change! 🙂