True & Honest Fan
Except that early video games weren't anything like the cinematic games of today. So, no. I disagree that they are going through a similar process or growing pain. This ranges anywhere from hipster to midlife crisis being at fault. Either way, nobody in the major league - Western Division - has any interest in making video games anymore. Especially since it's a safe bet as @Peasant said. Even the Houser brothers broke away to try to tell "movie stories".Games are going through a similar process where movie fags just want games to be hollywood films because that's what they're familiar with, but it's not really panning out in a workable fashion in much the same way.
I say midlife crisis because a lot of these people got into the industry young and were having juvenile fun. Now that they have kids and shit they can't take their past work seriously, Blizzard even had some retard saying his 7 year old girl asked him why WoW NPCs were scantily clad - why are you showing your kid this stuff when it's Rated T? - and how you got the present retard behind God of War talking about being a father himself as to why the story "matured" and failed miserably for me as the story wasn't good enough, even with the interaction at play. There was a critical moment in the story about boy being ill and I really couldn't care less. I dicked around as much as the game would let me. It's not like I don't understand the point either, I worry about family spawn as much as anyone, I just legitimately could not care for the boy or Kratos at this point. The story was dull and something you'd expect a Lifetime x History Channel crossover to make a TV movie about.
These people want to be mature, they want to be seen as adults and that is what destroys game development. Because how do you be mature? They ape older people and in the case of game development to be made mature they have it ape older media. So few understand that throwing away childish things is childish behavior itself and doesn't make you an adult. Being comfortable with your past and not being afraid to be juvenile at times is what makes you one. All of them are embarrassed for what they did and ultimately try to hide it or disavow it, like children.