jetsetdanny wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Preventing adult, intelligent people from doing things they choose to do is limiting their freedom. It is something totalitarian regimes like to do, to limit or eliminate individual choices. It should not be happening in the free world.
"Freedom" does not mean doing what you want without regard for other people's safety and/or feelings. Otherwise I could take myself the freedom to individually choose to publicly define you as an a*****e all over this forum, which I won't because a) I don't think you are
and b) I don't do such things. Or to point a gun at you and ask you to hand me your Spectrum since I chose it for my collection
Once again, I am with Allan on this issue, although I can understand Danny's concern.
I too get annoyed by this irrational urge to be the first to swallow a new game and put the results on YouTube, and what's worse, for a foolish sense of self-gratification. Cheats did exist even back in the day of course, and people resorted to them. But there was no internet (for the general user), no YouTube etc. Moreover, you had to wait for months before some POKE could be published on magazines. Many games were not covered at all.
If there is something that can be defined as the "spirit of retrogaming", in my personal opinion, it is the challenge, the beauty of being put to the test and finishing without any external aid. It is not so much the "arrival" that matters; rather, it is the "travel", how you manage to get to the end.
I guess many have been "spoiled" by emulation and the possibility of having information of every kind displayed on a screen in a matter of seconds. But I am not against completing games with rollback per se, although I find it cheap most of the times - not always since I also took advantage of it when recording the RZX for The Sentinel
. I am against this malpractice of being-the-first-and-show-it-to-everyone. It hurts me that after spending months on developing a game, I see it completed by cheating on YouTube the day after release.
R-Tape wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:38 am
It seems we're more interested in arguing about this than actually playing the game
As an exercise in retroprogramming, I find it quite impressing. As a game in itself... well, not so much to be honest
As for Andre, about 4 times out of 5 I disagree with what he writes on his blog
But I can live with that