My friends, replaying the masterpiece that is Planescape Torment something occurred.
I was being drawn into the game, which has shitty 2d spites and no voice work more so than Mass Effect or Last Of Us. It would appear, since a gap occurs, the game requires (you) to put input in to fill that void. Imagination. The game uses highly creative linguistics to suggest these images much like a book.
Playing Mass Effects or Last Of Us, aside from being nowhere near the depth or complexity of text, The technology available is used instead. No void to be filled by the player, no imagination is required, it's all spelt out in an obviose and contrived manner. It's not interesting at all.
Has the rise of powerful hardware in consoles created lazy games more interested in being movies? Can hardware limited platforms like the NintendoDS, tablets, mobiles and low end pc's actually be a good thing?