Worthplaying writes: "Have you ever read a review of an 8-bit video game? I'm not talking about one of those revisionist reviews written 20 years after the fact, either, but a game review written back in the '80s, when simple 8-bit titles were new. If you ever have the chance to read such a thing, do so. You'll notice that for any action game, the quality of the controls will receive more focus than almost anything else in the review. Sure, a reviewer might discuss new features or graphical tricks in a starry-eyed tone, but what clearly makes or breaks the game's score is what they called "play control" back then."