I think we can blame Xbox for that ... before the Xbox, very very very very few games actually became multiplat. Since the Xbox came along, many many games became multiplat and so a new war started about graphics.
@arcangelgold: It is like RE1,2 and 3 in the tense atmosphere, the survival aspect of not having that much to heal or shoot ennemies. You are in a shitty situation from the beggining. The little girl is also a virus that turned her into a biological weapon.
The way you go from the house to the bayou then in the underground facility and then into the boat/laboratory and into the mine felt pretty much like RE1 House, guess house, backyard, the underground tunel and into the laboratory and you go back and forth just like in the first RE.
So yes, it is a complete new adventure with everything that made the first 3 games so memorable they just changed the point of view.
I still felt it should've been that game instead of RE4/5/6 which to me were an insult since it is full action, no survival aspect.
Well depends ... The Last Of Us was very bare bone and simple enough to not feel like a chore especially since it you couldn't explore endlessly in a level and you had like 6 possible ingrediens to make 6 possible stuff.
Games like Ni No Kuni was a freaking pain.
Yes on Steam there is a lot of survival/gathering games without any story or why. You are just there and you gather stuff to make stuff to find more stuff in this endless cycle ... like Subnautica.
With SP game I can enjoy the game at my own pace, get lost in the story, explore, forget real life for a moment.
With MP games I feel it is just too competitive for me. You have to be the best or better than you were to be higher in the rank and also enjoy the game while there is people playing it ... So many of those MP games will be dead weight in a matter of time while SP game can still be enjoyable in 10 years.