Dark Souls came out in 2011, so didn't fit the 2012-2019 8 year period.
Yes and no. I doubt the percentage of bad games is that much different. I guarantee that if you take the average modern game, and the average game from the SNES, the average game now is a better game. The one area where you might have a point is in Indie games, but that is because there is a much lower barrier to entry. But that is a good thing. Yes it means that a lot of bad games because anyone can just throw something onto Steam, but it also means we get a lot of experimental games that just plain out wouldn't have happened back in the day. And when people do the "games these days suck" they are generally talking about actual commercial company releases, not indies.
Same. I'm old enough to have played all those games as they came out.Like, fudge me, I grew up playing games in the 80s and 90s. I'm from that era. I think people get their heads stuck up their asses so far sniffing the past whiffs of their youth that they can't see the amazing stuff we have nowdays. People *****ing that today's games aren't as good need to wake up from their 90s enduced comas and realise the cool stuff we have now.