As of right now I am barely interested in "Next Gen" and barely interested in about every single game that is going to be released on consoles (other than MGSV), my gaming time became boiled down to 4 hours a week/month and I only play games that interest me that most find "Casual" stuff like Pokemon , animal Crossing, and also other non casual but "Not gamey" stuff like point and click games, Zero Escape and Nancey Drew series (Love them), those games focus more on characters and less about badass explosions and guys who get all the skanky girls, sorry but thats really not should be called "Rated M for Mature" , its immature, cheesy and lame , its like a bad b-movie plot with a game, sure it all depends on the "gameplay" you say, thats true, but most games nowadays are just long ass tutorials with QTEs and "Press X to not Die" with little to no freedom or actual gameplay , they're trying too hard to be movies but forget that they're games, and there is also the type that is more loved by gamers (sadly) crap like Assassins Creed and Far Cry where the "Gameplay" is more about "Kill 15 bandits to earn XP" "Pick up 30 wild boar skin to make a bag" in other words needless grinding for a barely enjoyable game that focuses too much on graphics, but sadly thats what "hardcore gamerz" like, and seeing how next gen is ALLL about that, plus microtransactions with mobile-like dlc that are barely worth it, its just not for me.
This is why I like Japanese games more than western ones, they don't take themselves too seriously and they don't try to imitate movies, now you'll be thinking "but you said you like MGSV!" yeah MGS had great gameplay , I still can replay them over and over without getting bored, because while they're cutscene heavy the gameplay is brilliant, something that games like Uncharted (yes I know, I'm at it again!) fail to do, when you finish an Uncharted game you just have a hard time going back again to play it, why? because the only replay value is to get those meaningless treasures so you get the meaningless trophies, its not dynamic, its very linear, and not "Deep".
But then you say "Why do you like ICO then? that game is linear as fuck!" you see, ICO is to me like Animal Crossing a very "Relaxing" kind of game, its not a serious one, it barely have any linear plot or it being a "long ass tutorial" and its just enjoyable to play, the same way as Mario is enjoyable, and thats another thing, the latest Zelda game tried to do this "Long ass tutorial" which is a shame since Zelda games are very enjoyable , while Skyward Sword was not much, the cutscenes were fun to watch but everything else was boring.
I've been an avid gamer and collector since the Atari days, and I've played almost every game that exist, but right now everything is very much a business, sequels that drag on the story for a long and play exactly like the ones before it
yes back then there were a shit ton of sequels too, but those games didn't have much plot , like mario they were just enjoyable to play, unlike Ass Creed which only gives you cliffhangers and all the sequels are basically the same game but in a different setting and the "Real game" doesn't start until 10 hours into it when you already done heck of a lot plot into the game and close to finishing it, its made that way so that people new to gaming are apparently considered dumb fucks to developers.
I quit hardcore gaming because of the immature "Manchilds/Hipster chikz/Neckbeards" gamer community and game developers and how everything is basically a business rather than a game
my favorite games are either considered "casual" or "obscure" Basically everything Nintendo and Sony Japan (not SCEA or SCEE) makes, along with other Japanese developers that aren't "westernized" like Capcom and Square Enix
Stuff like Mario, Wii Party U, Animal Crossing, Gravity Rush, Zero Escape, Persona, Nancy Drew, Casual Point and Click games, Final Fantasy, Tales Of...etc
Stuff I don't like is basically every hyped game nowadays, all PS4 and Xbox One exclusives are barely interesting, Titan Fall is generic as fuck, Killzone is more of the same, Ryse is just... bad, Infamous is as bland as a Linkin Park album (same fanbase), Driveclub and Forza the only reason people are hyped for them because they're exclusive.