That just comes across as you "saying something before someone else can say it". Yes, i don't check up on the scene of systems i've never owned, hence my asking. Where's your website as proof of continuing development for Spectrum btw?Antiriad2097 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:47 amYou give yourself away a bit by not having a clue about the current Spectrum scene. The poll is for 'best gaming system's, not 'which is technically superior'. I can't think of a system that has more games 'released for it each month than Spectrum. There's a constant stream of them. They can almost all be played on real hardware, games that only work with emulators are exceptionally rare. Your cluelessness about Speccy games is further compounded by the assertion that Amstrad has a majority of good games over Spectrum. It doesn't even come close. I realise I may be coming across as fanboyish here, but how else can I deal with such a blinkered view of Amstrad.BarbaricAvatar wrote: ↑Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:40 pmIndeed. 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?
You've got that completely round the wrong way. Out Run or R-Type are the exceptions to the rule, not the definition.
Technical ability is nothing if the games aren't up to much, but i did do research yesterday to compare versions of games on a variety of systems (including C64, BBC and MSX) to ensure that what i was saying was objective and not just the ramblings of an embittered minority. I wouldn't be so stupid to suggest ALL games are better on one system, but more often than not in direct comparison the Amstrad titles are better gameplay experiences than the Spectrum thanks to a having a similar playability coupled with a larger colour pallette and better sound effects.
Did you even look up those titles i mentioned, or are you just covering your eyes and saying "I can't see it, so it's not true"? There are plenty of counterpoint games you could bring up that DO play better on Spectrum. But because you didn't, i'm going to do this:
I'm open for a proper discussion, but it's pointless if the other party is just going "Lalalala i can't hear you"! I'd like to know what Spectrum does better, specifically.
For example, why is it that the Spectrum version of Robocop is considered better than the CPC version? Is it just because it has in-game music and chugs along a bit more slowly? It's close, not one-sided in this case.
I've got PLENTY of other examples to defend the Amstrad, but what i really want to see is the best of what the Spectrum has and how it compares, and why people think it's better.