I used to love games that were incredibly hard to solve, for which many people had to seek a walkthrough, but I never would, because it would hurt my integrity and would bitter my completion of the game. Games like Resident Evil 1, Resident Evil 2, Silent Hill 1, ShadowRun (snes) (and many more) had riddles and items which had to be interpreted and analyzed to death before they could be solved or put to use. Sometimes it took hours, but if you had the ambition it could always be solved. I miss games like that. Now they are made way too easy. Games only appeal to action and graphics, in lieu of their intellectual element. My primary system currently is PS3. There are still good games. Fun for the action.
My question is:
Does anybody know of more recent games (2008-2014) that have these qualities? That are very difficult to solve and challenge you intellectually as well as in action. It is starting to depress me that I'm running out of video games that I can truly enjoy (besides the MGS series, fortunately they haven't sold out). Thanks in advance.
Also, I know their are still puzzle games that are good like Portal, but they are still not like these older games used to be. More of an RPG element along with the riddles/puzzles is what I'm looking for.