For me it was JRPGs. Try to find me a good turn based JRPG on a modern console (seriously I’m open to suggestions). All of today’s “RPGs” are just action games where you level up! Now these games aren’t nad but I don’t feel like they’re RPGs. I want the old hardcore, random encounters, controlling every character, stratagy heavy, epic story having RPG! I think we peaked with Final Fantasy X and it’s all been down hill from there as developers have tried to appeal to wider fanbase.
If we compare now to the 90’s and early 2000’s in the course of ten years we had Final Fantasy 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story, Secret of Mana, Persona 2, Wild Arms, Parasite Eve, and Valkyrie Profile to name a few! If we compare that to the late 2000s to now, about the only good RPGs I can think of is Persona 4.
So basically what I’m saying is that I’m going to buy Square Enix. If you people don’t like my taste in games then you can suck my ATB bar!