Hi. You don't know me, but I'm refraining from my lurking to slap my dick on this page.
Chiptunes is how you hear it, just like any other genre. Your feelings for and from it will always differ even slightly from someone else. There are people who flat out hate it and won't listen to it for anything, while others love it.
At the same time, there's also a level of consumer loyalty that comes with preference. When most people think 8Bit here, my name or yours, Cal, don't immediately come to mind. They think, "Oh hey, that guy who does really good techno and trance also does 8Bit! Let's listen!" and that's okay.
The way I see it, nothing should be critisized, its reception questioned, because of how simple it is. Minimalism can be amazing as well, when done right, and Chronamut's songs emulated that pretty well.
Wait, why did I write this whole essay on 8Bit music? No one's going to read this. 8Bit is music, and shouldn't be taken that seriously, there.