I like playing free Internet Flash games. For mainstream commercial games, there’s a 20+ person development team. That means the authors can’t take creative risks. Most Flash games have a 1 person development team. You see more originality.
In the era of “classic” computer games, most games were written by one person, leading to much originality. With Flash games, I see more variety.
However, there’s a disturbing trend. It’s “freemium” games. For “freemium” games, you can play for free. However, you can pay cash for extra items, giving you an unfair advantage.
Either you pay extra money, or your character is weaker, or you have to spend a lot of time grinding for items and levels.
There’s only one “freemium” game I bought. That was “Gemcraft Labyrinth”. It was worth the $5. However, that author only got my purchase because he had previously published two excellent completely free games. I’m probably going to buy the next version when it comes out “Gemcraft 2 Chasing Shadows”.
There are some great free flash games, if you know where to look. I’m offended by “freemium” games, where you have to pay for extra items to get a decent character. I’m noticing more and more games like that. However, there’s one easy solution. I can refuse to play them.