Just had a look at that Spelunky and it looks really cool, I really like the style of artwork. I'd never heard of it, I'm useless at keeping up to date with the latest cool games (which is probably a reallly bad trait in a Youtuber lol)
I consider it a new version of the Rick Dangerous I mentioned before. ;-)
I'm still a bit stuck on the early 2000's games. We have nice games now, nicer still, but I don't think they have the same "soul".
Lol I'm stuck way further back than the 2000s ;) Apart from Undertale and Darksouls, I think every single game I've ever played on my channel is from either the 80s or the 90s.
I agree, I know I sound like an old fogey but I dunno why they have to make all of the changes they do, like I was chatting to some people the other day about FF7 (and the upcoming remake) and they were saying that it's basically a must that they change the soundtrack. That makes no sense to me, imo FF7 is pretty clear and away the best game soundtrack ever made, possibly you could update it a little so it's not MIDI sound but use the same music, it's already been played by an orchestra, but I bet that soundtrack gets ditched.
I guarantee the new FF7 will be unrecognisable other than the character names, such a shame, I'd be happy with the same game, same music, same story, turn based fighting, same materia system, but just jazz up the graphics a bit, and the backgrounds aren't even that bad, it's mainly just the horrible character graphics lol, but I really think we're gonna get none of that, it'll be be totally different and a disaster.
I really don't know what it is, maybe it's 'soul' like you say, but I used to care about characters in games etc, now in modern games, I'm just going through the motions and I couldn't care less about the characters in most games.