To be fair, games were shockingly expensive in the early 90s, especially Nes and Snes titles, and especially in Europe.
Regarding imports, games like Streetfighter II and Final Fight were over £100. Or you waited a year, st least, for a PAL release that had fat black borders and was in 50hz.
Whilst it's slightly hysterical to claim games were way
more expensive, Hybridial is otherwise spot on. I remember Shining In The Darkness being £60 here, especially if you shopped in "mainstream" stores. My brother brought WWF Royal Rumble for the SNES for £55. (Obviously these were exchange rates then, not now, and not adjusting for inflation)
Say nothing of NES games which were ALWAYS full retail price and practically never, EVER got reduced until the generation moved on and the stores needed to shift old stock.
While I don't believe games are definately cheaper today, I can think of many examples where, in Europe at least, we had to pay a fortune for a sub-standard product and easily up to three times the price for an import.
Also, as an extreme example, King Of Fighters '96 cost me a little over £220. For Reals.
I'm not arguing anyones point though, because as Sera states, the current trend for selling "finished" games at full price then finding another reason to bang 30 bucks out of you, often for something that was clearly designed as a part OF the finished product, is totally bogus.