You just said that devs don't make as many story-driven games anymore. A lot of them being bad doesn't take away the fact that there have never been so many story-driven games being made. People saying that The Last of Us is overrated doesn't stop anyone from making story-driven games, that's stupid to think.
Sorry, I should have emphasized "GOOD" story driven games. "People saying that The Last of Us is overrated doesn't stop anyone from making story driven games"
No it doesn't, it'd be silly to think that. But you'd be lying to yourself if you said that AAA Developers aren't weary about making story driven games. Especially in this market. Telltales "Walking Dead" games was a nice renessaince, but it was short winded and didn't sway developers' caution surrounding story driven games that were dime a dozen in the 90's.
I honestly think that's a good thing. There's a niche for story-driven games, but the main feature of games is their gameplay, so it's only natural that AAA developers focus more on that than on a good story, that can also be conveyed by movies or books.
For me, a Telltale game is equivalent to a movie that consists only of still images and text. They're missing the point of the media.