There are too many games today that require little or no skill. Most likely due to the fact that some folk don't like being frusterated. However, I beat Act Raiser. I beat Castlevania II, I have played all those imensely challenging games in the days of NES, SNES and SEGA. Even though I am only 16, I can still see the grandier of old games; built to be challenging.. A game with replay value, a game in which you were proud to beat.
Sure there are the ocassional RTS games that make the occasional frusteration, but with the rush of generic RPGs, (that are more so based on graphics and storyline than gameplay) it seems to just wash away. Anyone can beat Final Fantasy or the like, but can you name me a group whom triumphed over Ghosts n' goblins?
Anyways, it all ended at Sega Dreamcast.