The Fall of Modern Video Games


Manuel A. Morillo

Over the last five years, modern video games have in my opinion become stale. Developers push out clusters of games of the same genre with each iteration becoming less and less of the typical game we might have seen a few years earlier, but instead more like interactive movies. Today’s games simply seem to follow a trend: develop, modify, re-texture, name change, and finally release.  In the past, games could easily be played for 300 hours or more with constant unique experiences with games like Skyrim or World of Warcraft. Nowadays, games can hardly be played for a week before they become stale and uninteresting copies of another game, for example, PUBG and Fortnite. I am sad to say that I honestly believe we have reached the fall of modern video games and things need to change if we want to make things any better. If not, marketers should really start making the good games easier to find.