It Was Way Cooler Back Then

Was talking with Dana this morning about games, flight sims, gaming today, and the up and downsides of console versus PC gaming. On a lark I went and looked up what I remembered being a really cool and advanced flight sim called Tornado, which came out in the Falcon 3.0 era around the early 90s. I even kept the box until recently because I remembered the game looking good and being really advanced.

Looking at the screenshots I obviously remembered it way different than it was, at least compared to games these days (especially the super pretty flight sims).

Why haven’t a cool sim like Red Baron, Falcon 3.0 (my first PC game ever), or Strike Eagle come along lately? Where are the fun / realistic multiplayer flight sims, or the massive multiplayer flight sims? Have the number of game types just reduced?