This one is kinda hard for me to answer because I feel like sometimes this is caused by my not realizing how poorly designed the game was when I played it as a kid, while sometimes it’s just that my taste in games has changed so much that I don’t enjoy the game for that reason.
For example, a while back I tried the X-Men beat em up arcade game. I played this game constantly at Chuck E. Cheese as a kid and thought it was so good. Going back to it now, the controls feel mushy. The hit detection is extremely frustrating, among other things.
Whereas a game like Skyrim or Fallout: New Vegas are both well designed games with tons to do, but I have such little free time these days that I would much rather play a short, sweet experience like Tacoma than a sprawling open world epic like the Bethesda or Ubisoft games…there are exceptions to this though. I love ancient Eygpt in general, so I thoroughly enjoyed AC: Origins despite not liking an AC since Brotherhood.