Games on the SNES/SEGA had a cost of $60, they only cost thousands of dollars to make & the game itself only lasted 2 hrs.
Now games cost upwards of $30 million or more & the cost of making games will only go up. Games last at least 8 or more hrs so they last 4 times longer than they used to but cost a buck load more to make. Games are cheap as can be nowdays. They couldnt be cheaper
So while games are getting cheaper, games are costing more to make, games have superior experiences than they used to be & they last longer, yet people are getting more & more butthurt over the prices . . . . . i dont know what to say. What your getting for what your paying has never been more worth the price than it is now.
As someone who grew up in the 8-16-bit era, and clearly I'm not alone, you are complaining to the wrong people. Your "remember when" is from what? A year ago? Maybe two? When 15-20 years ago we were paying more. For games you can get in collected bundles now for $20 and unless you were playing a pretty serious RPG which was NOT the norm, you were looking at about 5 hours to finish a game absolute MAX. As for "DLC" or bonus content? If your friend could plug a controller in and join you, that was your bonus content.