Jarrett at Irrational Passions writes: "There’s nothing incredibly new about many of gaming’s biggest ideas. We live in a time where iteration is more popular (and profitable) than innovation. In some ways, iteration becomes innovation. The gradual process of making little things like running, jumping, and climbing feel a little better with every game can lead to progressive design by inches. I assure you, none of the games on this list had that in mind."