Well, it's something I've been thinking about for a while. I thought of writing a long diatribe for a vox pop but thought a discussion in my favourite forum would be more fruitful as it's a topic I'm sure you've all got some opinion on. Call this a GTA IV topic if you will, because it's got me thinking. This gaming generation is perpetually looking backwards. The majority of big titles are a few releases into the series (halo 3, GTA IV, DMC4, Oblivion etc). Of course we've got gems like mass effect, but even the so called defining games (bioshock) are effectively looking like remakes (that example particularly). It's not this generation isn't moving forward in terms of technology, but it seems that creativity has utterly stagnated. Every previous generation has had groundbreaking titles introducing real game play steps forward. Essentially, things you've never seen before rather than things you've seen before in nicer graphics. The wii for all its alleged revolutionary game play is just making old technology fun (remember the nes zapper, anyone? Oh look it's small and white now) and accessible to teenage girls. So my question to you is this: Do you disagree? If so, why so? And if you do agree, what would you say the reason for all this recycling and stagnation is? Mass market potential of gaming being drilled like middle eastern oil, or a genuine loss of inspiration within the world of game creation?