Nostalgia is something where a thought is activated, by a word, phrase, smell, or other stimulus to a sense.
A point of new games is that the publishers Must appease the "Censors". and the Children who play them.
Children are losing their ability to fantasize, they demand "real" visuals.
"Censors" demand Less shocking action. Point in fact: Germany & Australia do not want rewards for killing and no gore.
Publishers trying to meet those demands find it cheaper during development to cut the scenes for everybody, rather than just the specific countries Censors, as they had to do previously.
The inane and often silly "missions" is what made the GTA San Andreas a FUN game.
The Difficulty of some "missions" puts off many players, Me included (it took me 4 hours a day for month to past the Verdant Meadows Pilot School). I can now do it 12± minutes. I played on a 6 inch TV screen. In those days the tutorials were clear, now I can barely play many modern games on a 43 inch HDTV
Now, the idea of the games (older) was to entertain the Player.
To force the Player to use the Controller and do some fancy manipulations.
The Story was a tool to tie the "missions" together. It is not a Novel in a Game.
A good game has a balance of play regarding the Puzzles Presented.
A good game kept the Player busy for a minimum of 40 Hours.
GTA San Andreas was the first to allow Players to Actually roam.
GTA San Andreas did not allow the Players to drown when ankle deep in water.
GTA San Andreas allowed the Player to more than steep over a high curb.
GTA San Andreas did not require the Player to "wear" specific clothing to do a mission.
GTA San Andreas Allowed the Player (if aware), to use other than the indicated Weapon, Vehicle, and approach to many missions.
GTA San Andreas was intended for Older Teens & Adults.
GTA San Andreas is the end of an era.
Wat. How is GTA V censored in comparison with SA? If anything its even more controversial with stuff like the torture scene. Unless you are missing your Hot Coffee Mod..lol.
No, people just demand better graphics as time goes on (and gaming technology develops). Just like SA had better graphics than GTA 3 and the latter did have much better one's than GTA 2. If we go with your mindset, things should never change. GTA should stay top down, how about fantasizing there?
Well thats your thing. I pased the Flight school in a few days, it wasn't really that hard. Wrong side of the tracks was more annoying and its more because of the lacking game design (Big Smoke shoots like sh*t) than Rockstar wanting "fun" for the player.
New games entertain me just as much, if not more (because the world in GTA IV and V is more alive). GTA IV and V kept me busy for more than 40 hours.
Its not a novel but a great story can still be told, as many games show.
I never said GTA SA didn't have new features but GTA 3 for an example is much more revolutionary. Thats the game that pushed the whole open world genre into new heights. SA just continued it.
I can count as many featues for GTA IV and maybe V too.
Holy hell though, nostalgia is one powerful drug. Enjoy your old games I guess, seems like you are just fixed on one game and can't move on.