After what they did to Sim city, and Microsoft did to Age of Empires, I’m moving away from AAA games in general. There’s just no originality anymore.
What’s the difference between Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 4? They’re both FPS, both have you shoot opponents with guns, both let you use tanks and planes. The only real difference is one costs sixty bucks, requires you to jump through twenty hoops to install, and requires Direct X 17 and 8 gigs of RAM to play.
Same thing with Sim City and Sim City 4, Need For Speed 3 and Hot Pursuit, etc. Most of the time, the only difference is the pixels are a bit shinier and the plot slightly different. The mechanics are all the same, the stories are all basically the same, and the boredom after playing for three hours is all the same.
It’s why I rarely buy games anymore. My fifteen year old games still suite me just fine.