Interesting question and from personal experience I would say the answer is yes. These days if I have the patience I have a reasonable expectation of actually finishing a game.
In the 1980s it was pretty much guaranteed that I would never see the final levels of any arcade game.
But I see that as a good thing rather than a bad one. After all if I spend $50 on a game… shouldn’t I have the opportunity to enjoy the entire thing?
Modern designs also emphasize replayability and variety much more than early games did.
Are video games easier than they used to be?
With the growing popularity of video games, are we favoring friendlier, more streamlined gameplay over real challenge?
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