I've had this topic on my mind for a while but have decided to post a thread about it because I would love some input on this from others. Its now 2020 and I've been spending a lot of time thinking about 2019, and its kinda hit me how underwhelming the majority of games I played last year were. Then I think about 2018 and realise the same, I have to go back to 2017 and earlier to reach a point where I consistently enjoyed the majority of games I played. Even games I can admit are decent on some objective level, for example Resident Evil 2 Remake, Links Awakening, Outer Worlds etc, didn't hold my attention like I expected they would. It seems like the only games I really enjoy now are either games that are absolute top of the class in their genre (I can replay Resi 4 over and over and still love it for example), or do something that I find to be unique or interesting (For example I loved Control because of the premise, and I liked Catherine because its gameplay was unlike other games). It seems almost like I've become self aware that most videogames are just dopamine traps and now I have that awareness the spell is broken. Or am I wrong, and are videogames genuinely just getting gradually worse? I would love to hear what you guys have to say about it.