Before I go into this, I'd like to say that this is my opinion. If you don't like it, move on. No offence.
Every now and again, I find myself staring at my games collection for my X360, DS and PC and just have no desire to play any of them. Yeah, I still play things like Gears3 every now and again, and certain fighters as well, but the new age of gaming seems to be dying out for me.
For me it's been a long time since I've sat down and played something memorable and enjoyable long-term like the old games on the NES-N64 era, and a handful of PS titles. I loved playing things like Punch-Out, Paperboy and Mario. I spent hours on Super Mario Kart and even longer on Mario Kart 64. I was a huge Tekken fan, and put a fair bit of time into things like Spyro. I still do.
I miss those times.
The "Next-Gen" is plagued with developers who want to makes games to be the next Call of Duty (one of the major culprits), the next Elder Scrolls, or whatever genre they're looking to put a game into. Even then, successful games are often followed by sequels that are nothing but a slight rehash, after rehash. All to a point when not even a breath of fresh air is left in a game, and developers rely on gamers to buy regardless, usually knowing they won't bother to complain.
The last while I've been slowly buying back my old collection. Getting together all my favorite games and consoles of the 'good times'. All this while I've barely touched my 360, or other consoles for that matter. It made me realize those games weren't just good for nostalgia; they are legit good games. Sometimes simple is better.
Anyways, I didn't really want to drag this on this long. Thanks for reading. I wish future consoles and games good luck, with hope that gaming won't end up with a dry, boring future.