@croydon - I can't understand why pixel art seems to be undergoing a renaissance though. I think it was great that back then it was all they had and they managed to make the most of it. I can remember being very impressed with games that look extremely rough to me now because they were so pixelated.
But we don't have to have that kind of game any more, so why do people still make them? I don't like the aesthetic, but even if some people do, it's just so much more difficult to see what is going on in a game that is made up entirely of pixels.
That's even more true if they use a limited color palate. I mean, maybe it's a reaction against the more advanced graphics they use in games these days, but I think there should be a middle ground.