We just aren't on the same page. I found Oblivion to be every bit as enjoyable, sophisticated, and mature as the Ultima series, Wizardry series, and Might and Magic series. That it looked as good as it dis was just an added bonus. And tell me that Assassins Creed doesn't have a similarly morally ambiguous and adult themed world as the incredible "Thief" series. Bioshock was every bit as good as System Shock, the game which inspired it.
And I still can't understand how 1 million plus units sold (as in the case of Crysis) can be considered "underwhelming". I'm sorry, but I think you WANT there to be something wrong with PC Gaming so that you can continue to steal download full games for free and then say they aren't worth paying for because they just aren't as good as in the 'good ole days'.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi