At least it is for Hardcore gamers. I remember the days when playing games was great fun, now its all about complaining. Bad games, casual games, DLC... its out of control.
Lets look at the current condition of Pro Evolution Soccer... PES 14 down 1.8 million on sales and sitting with a 78 metacritic and 41 user score. While PES 13 has 82 meta score and 66 user score. Nothing special, but a lot better than the new one. I played both these games, i was monster at PES 13, but PES 14 is so bad... i don't even bother with it. PES 14 is the worst PES i ever played on PS3.
Other games are in the same situation as well. Lets look at Killzone Shadow Fall. The most traded in PS4 game, sitting with a 73 meta score. What!!? How can that be... Killzone 2 has a 91 meta score! KZ2 destroys KZSF at everything. I was a legend playing KZ2. I was addicted playing pistols everyday... it was so much fun i couldn't stop playing it for years! KZSF in the other hand is a bad ADS game, that released with no features, few people already play it, bad servers, noobtubes, tons of retarded abilities, terrible campaign, DLC $$$ for new class/weapons... its disgusting. KZ is dead.
I can't even imagine how PC gamers feel right now. They used to play old hardcore games like Quake and stuff. Now what do they play... maybe they still have an RTS here and there. I used to be a PC gamer too, big fan of Americas Army. I was addicted to AA for years. If you played AA you know what im talking about. The game was very good! But look at the new AA games... lol... pathetic, i don't even bother with that. Sad... another dead series.
I know i talk a lot about online games, but i like single player too. Vanquish was probably the most hardcore SP game i played all last gen. I would love to buy Vanquish 2... but because of low sales it probably will never happen. Instead people buy Assassins Creed 8, 7, 15, and 20. Casual games selling good is killing gaming. COD being the king of the casual virus.
There is still some hope... i think. As bad as PES 14 was... i still have high hopes for PES 15 on PS4. Their jobs are starting to be on the line and they no longer can have any excuses. The Evil Within looks like Shinji Mikami's last survival horror game... that should be good. MGSV is also very good, at least single player, we will see how MGO is. Last Guardian will be a master piece after a decade in development xD. Gran Turismo 7 should be mindblowing good on PS4. All these games have one thing in common... they are Japanese. I think Japanese games is the only hope left in gaming.