The best era, IMHO, was Genesis/SNES. Likely it won't ever be touched. Amazing games. No subscriptions, no DLC, no MTX. Just straight up great games. Turbo 16 was solid as well. Arcades were alive and well too.
Gaming was extremely expensive back then. Adjusted for PPP, the games cost more than twice as much as games today.
Until you factor in subs, passes,MTX,DLC, Premium editions,gold editions,day one editions. overslept editions,my dog sparky edition,late for the dentist edition,the game has 15 different currencies. buy these skins, coins,health packs, EXP boosters,cards,levels, go buy candy bars to get exclusive DLC (FF7R) different ISP gives different DLC (Avengers) lootboxes. Star Wars Battlefront II being basically unplayable unless you bought into all that shit.
I got a complete game back then.
Last edited by Leynos - on 12 July 2022