The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by kiwimike » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:39 am

BarbaricAvatar wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:36 pm
I'm heavily biased towards the PS2. :D Where did that come?
Off the top of my head from memory...about #5 I think :)

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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by BarbaricAvatar » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:03 am

kiwimike wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:39 am
BarbaricAvatar wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:36 pm
I'm heavily biased towards the PS2. :D Where did that come?
Off the top of my head from memory...about #5 I think :)
Hooray! Thanks. :D
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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by NickThorpe » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:58 pm

The final list, for those of you that missed it:

1/ SNES
2/ Mega Drive
3/ PlayStation
4/ Dreamcast
5/ PlayStation 2
6/ Amiga 500
7/ N64
8/ Commodore 64
9/ Xbox 360
10/ NES
11/ ZX Spectrum
12/ Game Boy
13/ GameCube
14/ Saturn
15/ Game Boy Advance
16/ PC
17/ Atari 2600
18/ DS
19/ Master System
20/ Wii
21/ Xbox
22/ PlayStation 4
23/ PlayStation 3
24/ PC Engine
25/ Neo Geo AES
26/ PSP
27/ 3DS
28/ Amstrad CPC
29/ Lynx
30/ Switch
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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by The Laird » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:07 pm

Could you post up to 50?

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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by Crusty Starfish » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:25 pm

The Laird wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Could you post up to 50?
But the Atari 800 range were ranked 51st.

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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by BarbaricAvatar » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:53 am

NickThorpe wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:58 pm
The final list, for those of you that missed it:

1/ SNES
2/ Mega Drive
3/ PlayStation
4/ Dreamcast
5/ PlayStation 2
6/ Amiga 500
7/ N64
8/ Commodore 64
9/ Xbox 360
10/ NES
11/ ZX Spectrum
12/ Game Boy
13/ GameCube
14/ Saturn
15/ Game Boy Advance
16/ PC
17/ Atari 2600
18/ DS
19/ Master System
20/ Wii
21/ Xbox
22/ PlayStation 4
23/ PlayStation 3
24/ PC Engine
25/ Neo Geo AES
26/ PSP
27/ 3DS
28/ Amstrad CPC
29/ Lynx
30/ Switch
I don't think i could have faith in the people who made that list's decision-making and advice-giving abilities. I don't have a problem with PS2 only being #5, despite being an all-round better system than PS1 AND being able to play PS1 games anyway. I do have a problem with the ZX Spectrum being #11, while the CPC is #28. Spectrum may have got there first but it was inferior in almost every way to the venerable old Amstrad (whose popularity is enjoying something of a resurgence of late). Plus, GBA only at #15?! That's just silly. :shock:
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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by The Laird » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:39 am

Over twice as many people owned Spectrums than Amstrads, so it really shouldn't be that much of a surprise!

I think the Atari 8-bit is superior to both but that didn't make the top 30, so the abilities of a system mean very little here. People voted on nostalgia, much as I expected.

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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:45 pm

I'd have put Speccy top 5, and Amstrad wouldn't make the list at all.
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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by Bluce_Ree » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:52 pm

Why is the NES even on that list? Let alone above the Speccy.

Atari 2600 is trash.
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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by psj3809 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:56 pm

Seriusoyly ? The NES not even on he list ? Come on!

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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by PostieDoc » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:57 pm

Games were generally better on the Spectrum than the Amstrad (I know, lazy ports) so I am not surprised that it is more popular.

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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by oldtimer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Damm!!!
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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by BarbaricAvatar » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:40 pm

The Laird wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:39 am
Over twice as many people owned Spectrums than Amstrads, so it really shouldn't be that much of a surprise!

I think the Atari 8-bit is superior to both but that didn't make the top 30, so the abilities of a system mean very little here. People voted on nostalgia, much as I expected.
Indeed. But that in turn makes the list misleading as it becomes not "what was the best for gaming" but more "who here owned one".

With regards to the Spectrum and Amstrad debate, i'm genuinely intrigued. Does Spectrum still have an active fanbase in 2018? Are people still writing games for the system that are intended to be played ON the system rather than through an emulator?
http://cpcretrodev.byterealms.com/en/
I don't know, which is why i'm asking.
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Games were generally better on the Spectrum than the Amstrad (I know, lazy ports) so I am not surprised that it is more popular.
You've got that completely round the wrong way. Out Run or R-Type are the exceptions to the rule, not the definition. Most other games are better on Amstrad: Chase HQ, Target Renegade, Gauntlet, Commando, Ghosts n Goblins, WEC Le Mans, Exolon, Afterburner, IK+, Rainbow Islands etc.. In a few cases they're even comparable to the C64 versions.
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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by kiwimike » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:10 am

Polls like this are always nostalgia with a topping of bias, they really can't be anything else really. There would be very few voters that would vote for a system they never had, or never had a lot of use on. 'Greatest' systems of all time is of course just a term of reference to sell magazines, and that's fine. It sounds a lot better for marketing with the "You voted! And here's the top gaming systems in history!"....rather than "Here's your personal favourite machines from your past and present you voted for despite knowing others may or may not be superior in hardware specifications and game libraries" :)

Much like Empires "Greatest movies of all time" lists- no one expects them to be definitive, or not to be subjective. That's the fun of them, they are just opinions and enjoyably open to debate :)

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Re: The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

Post by kiwimike » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:13 am

Bluce_Ree wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:52 pm
Why is the NES even on that list? Let alone above the Speccy.

Atari 2600 is trash.
:lol: Each to their own! I had a SMS so was a Sega boy, but NES was and still is a terrific machine with a massive library of fabulous titles. IMO of course- it all comes down to that! :)

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