Speaking to about the state of Triple A games, WiiWare dev Tyrone Rodriguez mentioned how there was going to be more "fluff" in big budget titles.
“If you’re talking disc games, we’re going to see more big budget games with less gameplay and more fluff — think God of War III."
“We’re also going to see a lot more free-to-play with in-game transactions. It’s like the middle-ground for games is going away – it’s either really expensive or really quick and cheap.”
He may have a point you know, there was a fair amount of pointless grandstanding in God of War III. Still, if that's the way gaming is going, bring on the fluff!