hear me out on this one
i am not saying that older games require more skill (that is a completely different yet arguable debate)
i am saying that if you are skilled at a game, it is more easily decipherable in old games than new games
lets look at call of duty for example
in call of duty 2, there are a limited amount of guns, each unique in its own way, there is no way to alter these guns, there are no ways to alter your character, there are very limited button layout options, etc.
if you kill someone with the sniper in call of duty 2, it is not because your sniper had the variable zoom with hardened and you saw him from a mile away and shot him through a wall, it is because u were good enough to kill him
now, lets look at black ops, in black ops, there are many different guns many different attachments many different perks many different equipment there is the "tactical" button layout that allows for dropshotting etc etc etc
in other words, there are many different ways to play black ops, and being at a higher level gives you a greater chance of winning...level 70 > level 1 (usually)
if i have last stand on, i essentially have a longer life than those without last stand
now, back to call of duty 2, there is such limited options that skill becomes more apparent, in cod2 one player isnt better because their sniper was different than urs and used better perks with the sniper and had a silencer on it so u cudnt hear him, he was simply better cuz he was more skilled with his gun
its a long winded explanation and i tried my best to put it down into text
anybody agree? disagree?