I remember that 1980-2000 games were dark, creepy and kinda like that. Then about 2002-2007 gaming changed, more focus on story, gameplay and look. Now i see that every new game tries to be like some big cinema movie "Call of Duty, Uncharted, Battlefield, Bioshock".
Back in 2002-2007 games had no cover system, no hp regain and stuff like that, but now we have cover system, unlimited heal and cinematic cut scenes. Casual gaming took a whole console gaming over? Looks like PC is the only platform where people play hardcore games meanwhile PS4, XONE and Wii U has become casual.
Worst of all is DLC rip off. Almost every new game has DLC and PRE-ORDER DLC. You have to pay extra if you want extra levels. Back in time there were "expansion pack".
Also now almost every review gives every new game 8-10 score out of 10. In old time it was rare to get good score which proves even reviewers are paid out or too causal.