in my day, you put a cart or a disk into console, turn console on and it works perfectly. Even a console I brought 10 years ago still works when I put in a disk and play it.
Nowdays, when you buy one of those game machines, you turn on...wait for minutes...download something called an system update....wait for hours....
if you are unlucky your power then goes off because of a blackout in your neighbourhood, you turn on your console but it does not work at all...
what a waste of good money that I worked hard for.
And even if you are lucky to download the massive update. You have to then put in your next gen game, it takes minutes or even hours to install the game depending on the content on your game...
But even then, when you do happen to play though a new next gen game, you have to connect to internet because the game asks you to pay for new content in the game just to get new features. And for completionists this is a wallet trap.
And while waiting for downloading content and paying for it, you have to deal with your own limited internet speed because you are on a slower broadband limit because your country's government can't pay for faster internet connection
And by the time you have started to play a good amount of this next gen game, you would have completed Mario 64 on your old N64 by getting all 120 stars from start to finish all without having to go online or wait for download content.
is THIS what the world of console gaming has come to?
I would rather be a RETRO gamer than to be a current next gen console gamer who has to put up with all of this crap that also has to be online content that could easily be provided offline for single player games.