Recently whilst playing through DOOM with a friend of mine a thought struck me. I realised that although the game wasn’t exactly modern and it didn’t have the best of graphics, it still was a lot of fun. Suddenly I began to wonder just when it was decided that developers should start focusing on making their games as detailed and thought-provoking as possible. When was it decided to move away from the retro charm of games such as Monkey Island and Rocket Knight? Instead focusing on as much processor melting power as they could force in without causing a RROD.