Over the course of time things advance and change. This is especially apparent with various forms of technology not least of most those that concern entertainment. Although they have existed for only a short time, video games have come a long way in the way that they look as well as the way that they behave. From simple lines and motions they have advanced to a point of realism that almost put the rudimentary beginnings to a shame. In many ways the newer games retain the roots of where they began but just as much so the evolution of video games have morphed them into something else completely.
One of the most notable changes that video games have gone through over the years is the way that they look and sound. Rudimentary beeps have changed in time to music just as clear as what you may listen to from a media devoted to the purpose. Some modern games even allow a player to select and import their own playlist to run behind the game. Graphics have also changed. What was once a matter of simple and colorless shapes have moved to figures and landscapes that mimic real life almost perfectly.
Beyond the way that games look and sound other aspects of games have changed over time as well. The first video games were simple matters of sports and puzzles. In time they began to assume more complex forms such as the inclusion of a story line. Today almost all video games include in one form or another a plot as thick as any movie or book. Most games have moved as well in the way in the way that they operate. The first games were static with all actions happening on a single screen. In time, they began to move from scene to scene scrolling sideways. Now, many games allow the player freedom to explore imaginary landscapes at their own will with details that closely mimic those of the real world.
The depth of the changes that video games have undergone are truly amazing considering the short amount of time that they have been in development. As technology continues to progress, so will the quality and complexity of video games. It is sure not to be long before the virtual worlds match the real world around us flawlessly and control of the games is a simple matter of natural body motions.