Basically the smart phone has ruined socialization and western women are too masculine. Social distancing has been programmed into their minds, and when you violate that rule, women find it anti-social and scary because you are going against societal norms.
I've found women rarely even make eye contact with me, when walking around the neighborhood. I'm a tall guy, which women universally like, but they dont even look up from their phone to see if I'm attractive to them, if they know me, if I'm someone famous, etc.. I almost think Brad Pitt could walk down the street in many cities and unless someone tweeted about him being there, no woman would recognize him, because they're too far in their own world, staring at their screens or at the sidewalk, as their ears are filled with awful music.
Game was always viewed as a sort of "societal hack" and even the most degenerate adherents of it would readily admit it was not really an ideal situation, but it was making the best of the cards we were dealt with. I forget the term that was used at the time, but it was basically "This is clown world and this is how you enjoy the decline, instead of sitting at home alone." Everyone knew it was not good or sustainable. And there was the admission that easy women were slutty and of low value, but the choice was easy women or no women at all.
The world has changed, so it makes sense that the temporary hack that was game no longer works.
I've told this story before about my buddy who works with millennials at a grocery store. He says they often cannot make it through their shift without going in the back and crying, and sometimes needing to clock out and go home early because the stress of operating a cash register for 60 minutes before taking a break is too much for them.
This is not due to rude customers, but just from the "stress" of doing their job. They cannot handle the "stress" from a stranger asking them questions, or I guess the "eye raping" that occurs if there is a long line and the cashier looks up and makes eye contact with the customers waiting on her, and this gives her a panic attack.
Plus we have 2 years of covid, which not only altered human socialization and stressed "SOCIAL DISTANCING" but structurally and physically changed the brain in developing adolescents, and the end result is mentally damaged individuals and loss of social bonding (both same-sex and romantic). Due to covid, they are not used to strangers talking to them, and will probably be scared or confused if a stranger tells them something.
Go watch any film or TV show prior to 2000 and look at the playful banter there will be between people of the opposite sex. There is NONE of that anymore. You can't banter or "neg" a woman because they are stressed out by just everyday neutral things. Anything mildly negative will make them freak out.
So this kind of interaction is no longer possible, because the girl probably wouldn't even respond or look at you if you tried, much less smile and be interested.
That's essentially what game was at its heart. Taking the kind of carefree, playful, easy going attitude towards women that you see throughout history, from people like Cary Grant to Sean Connery to Saved By The Bell. You can't be playful or tease women anymore because it's mean and you are being a patriarchal oppressive colonizer if you do so. And it's evil to want to date a white man anyway. They have just been too heavily propagandized and empowered, and they are now given the masculine position of power, which is an inversion of nature, so of course the old time tested rules do not work in an upside down world.
Even a decade ago, no one really listened to women outside of specific roles (ie your wife, your mother, your teacher). But today, if a woman speaks, you had better shut up and listen. The King is speaking. This is an inversion and you cannot use game to flirt with the King, or a woman pretending to be a King. It only works on feminine women and they are being eradicated.