Video games made of sprites like back in the day are still being made today. Most of the old games are still being played today as well like Super Mario Bros. Sonic The Hedgehog, Contra, Castlevania, Ninja Turtles, Mega Man, and a whole lot of other games. However, most early 3D games aren't having as much luck as these guys. A lot of early PSOne, N64 and Dreamcast titles are hardly playable to today's standards due to how much controls have improved these days. Controls for 3D games are a lot smoother than they used to. Think Resident Evil, Fighting Force, Tomb Raider, Mega Man Legends just to name a few. Others also find these early 3D titles unplayable due to how these games look in comparison to today's HD video games.
I'm the kind of gamer that doesn't really care about those problems and will play them regardless. Doesn't matter if I'm in an nostalgic mood or am playing an N64/PS/DC game for the first time. I will admit though, that Super Mario 3 looks 10x better than all of the 90's 3D games. Even the power games of the time like Mario 64, Sonic Adventure, and Final Fantasy VIII which were groundbreaking titles in graphics fall short to the old NES games.
I don't mean to sound like a fan boy or anything but, I have to ask. With how sprites looked back then to how sprites look now (Muramasa), will sprites be the ones standing tall in the future or will 3D eventually win the fight?