Sounds a bit like nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
For me, gaming has been significantly less over the last few years. Is it nostalgia that games used to be better? Not actually. In the last few years I've played one "recent" game that I've paid full price for - Skyrim. Couple of years ago I played a lot of World of warcraft, but I couldn't stand Kung Fu Pandas. I do pick up some games off Steam Sales, and these have included e.g. FTL and Bioshock Infinite, but neither had really any staying power.
Recent games I've played:
- Quest for Glory (entire series, I to V)
- Wing Commander I & II
- X-Wing is ongoing right now, hoping to move on to TIE fighter soon
- Legend Adventures (Gateway I & II, Eric the Unready)
- Dungeon Master
Of course, I remember all these, having gone over them a lot of times before. As such, they don't draw me to the screen as much as they did on previous iterations - hence I play less.
Anyway, I'm really hoping that the new "indie" projects will be successful. I've shelled out money for Star Citizen, Shroud of Avatar and Tides of Numenera. Hoping for a good, modern replacement for Wing Commander/Privateer, Ultimas and Baldur's Gate/Torments, respectively. If even one of them pans out, it'll be a good year.