But every single game strives for more and more realistic graphics and that's a trend that started on pc and transitioned to arcades and videogames in the mid to late 90s. The most videogames looking like videogames are on Nintendo consoles. What I'm saying is, they displaced a lot of genres that I loved. Where are shoot'em ups like Thunderforce, Raiden or Gradius? Casual gamers who play their cod or bf games wouldn't buy most of those games, as they perceive them as kiddie games. The jump to mainstream definitely hurt the variety in games. Only indie developers seem to still make more varied games. But I don't find a lot of them visually appealing.