Despite the lack of a better than average rating, I have to say that the graphics on the games are getting much better (like no, duh!). I know, but hear me out. Halo 2 and Half-Life 2 are great games ... when they come out ... and let's not forget to mention Doom 3, but look at Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps, the detail on the vehicles, on the action... are very life-like, not animated or cartoonish.
We've come a long way since Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Xenophobe.
I'm still waiting for the next generation of Resident Evil where you are IN the virtual world. Resident Evil 4's main selling point is that the zombies are no longer walking idiots, they will eventually get to you if you stand still long enough.