If you think about it though, pretty much all game genres have been sliding into a fiery contentless abyss for the past few years.
Everything now revolves around looking the prettiest and sounding the nicest - granted, these things are quite important and help set up a decent atmosphere, but are nothing compared to the gameplay aspects.
After all, it doesn't matter if your game has the *best* (TM) graphics or whatever, if its dull to play you've created a chore with eyecandy not a game.
Sadly the entire gaming industry seems drawn to this method of producing games like a moth to a flame, all in the name of making a 'quick buck' resulting in hoardes of empty graphical shells posing as games, and a flock of mindless fan bois (TM) devoted to thier respective game (shell) because it has the *best* (TM) whatever.
I really miss the days when graphics and sounds were bobbins at best, and the games had
to be immersing otherwise they'd flop....
That said, there have been a few pretty decent games made recently - you just have to find them