People constantly pine for the "good old days" of gaming and in some cases, I can sympathize. Microtransactions and gambling are stuffed into projects far too often, creating a bitter feeling where you're often left wondering if any given game is worth the trouble.
Thankfully myself and my colleagues (both at Destructoid and beyond) are here to filter through the muck, and in that quest I've found more gems than pretty much every generation before it. We have the 3DS and Vita -- two amazing portables -- plenty of innovation from the Nintendo with the Switch, strong exclusives from Sony and a race to preserve the past with Microsoft's backward compatible efforts. PC gaming is also just as beastly as it ever was.
It's a good time to be into games. While VR often gets the short end of the stick it's hosted some of my favorite experiences of all time, and while I wouldn't put Covert in that same pantheon, the concept is a beacon of hope for the kinds of unique projects we could see more of in the future.