Yakubs wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 10:45: So 1999 Mode is their attempt at making an actual game rather than a entertainment experience? I guess they get some credit for at least being self-aware.
It's a game, not a mortgage commitment.
Listen, I liked depthy games too... back when I was in high school and had entire weekends to devote to them. Old school XCOM? Yep. Today? I'm lucky if I have an hour after work and one or two on the weekends. Gaming has grown up... more adults are playing, but they have time constraints. Developers have to adapt to this change in the market or they'll close their doors entirely. So, would you rather have the dreaded "console-ized" games... or no games at all?