From what I've heard, it's kind of like the Zelda cycle: the current is either loved or hated (depending on things like whether you are a genwunner or not) the previous is not nearly as cool as we thought it was, and the one before that is liked/hated by whoever hates/likes the current one. Any before that are considered old, but very nostalgic, even better than current, in some cases.
Chuck Finley is Forever! People that agree: 5. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and am 100% proud of it. Yeah, it's hot, but it's a dry heat.
The most recent 3D title is the ass of the series, the second most recent 3D title is "not as bad as people remember", the third most recent 3D title is the best game ever made, and the 4th most recent 3D title is "overrated".
Not changing this sig until we get a new main series Tales game released on a Nintendo console in the US
I've actually seen 4th gen getting bashed a lot lately.
Once XY come out, 5th gen is the one people will bash and 4th gen will be the new best games ever.
We're predictable as f***.
It's not the same people though.
That's the flaw with all of these supposed "cycles"; it's never the same people.
Actually, that's how the whole system works. I started with Wind Waker and Ruby, so you always have "nostalgia whores", it's just that no one refers to them as this because it's not OoT/Gen 1. I was... say 6 or 7 when I played these games. I'm 16 now, able to use this site according to the rules. So by the time I was able to create an account my first gen would happen to line up with the current gen, considering 1 gen/5 years = 2 gens difference between my original gen and current gen. You get a swarm of "nostalgia whores" who eventually die off the boards with uni/college. Then, the lurkers who are 11/12 years old will say it's overrated and will love DPPt because it was their gen.