Youtubers that review and/or play ZX Spectrum games with "commentary"

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Youtubers that review and/or play ZX Spectrum games with "commentary"

Post by Mozartkügel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:17 am

I've watched quite a few of Nostalgia Nerd's and Kim Justice's ZX Spectrum video's and those are great, but are there some youtubers that specifically make review- or "let's play-" videos of new and old Speccy games?

I tried to look but I found mostly "silent" gameplay videos without talking/commentary. I've quite enjoyed review videos of new games for some other old systems so I was hoping to find some good ones for the Speccy too.
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Post by d2010 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:32 am

Mozartkügel wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:17 am
I was hoping to find some good ones for the Speccy too.
I am a fun of BazzaH. He test a few-games
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Post by Vampyre » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:00 am

Zeus has done a few with commentary. Look up zeusdaz on YT.
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Post by lister_of_smeg » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:24 am

There's ChinnyVision, who does reviews for a variety of platforms (mostly on real hardware) including the Spectrum. A fair few of his videos are multi-platform comparisons, but he does do the occasional standalone review now and again.

Also Villordsutch, who mainly does a mix of ZX81 and Spectrum reviews.
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Post by Alessandro » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 am

If you can understand Spanish, there are some very interesting channels in that language. They also interviewed several authors of the homebrew scene, which is strong in Spain. (I have been interviewed, too, although my knowledge of Spanish is ...sketchy).

Arnau Jess
El Spectrumero Javi Ortiz
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:21 am

Here are some other good channels:

Geoff Neil
Paul Jenkinson (author of the great 'Spectrum Show', not only review of games, quite interesting to watch)
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Post by Vampyre » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:25 am

As this place isn't WoSF and we're not banned from mentioning certain topics/people/whomever-admins-have-decided-is-the-spawn-of-satan then George Bum' s FunkySpectrum channel has loads of Speccy reviews.
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Post by Alessandro » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:39 am

Personally I find many of George's views questionable at best. I have little sympathy for people who fuel anger and resentment on the Web, even if they start from a theoretically agreeable point of view. I also find his practice of "pushing" homebrew developers to release their games under his label quite annoying. See them and judge by yourself.
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Post by Ast A. Moore » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am

My personal favorite is Nick Jenkin. He provides the most entertaining and yet never over-the-top commentary, and does a great job trying to show you every aspect of a game. I love his style.

He recently branched out and now covers platforms other than the Spectrum, and even though I don’t have any special warm feelings toward them, I enjoy watching those videos anyway.

I highly recommend him.
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Post by Joefish » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:57 am

I saw one come up recently on Facebook of a guy 'reviewing' Buzzsaw+. He played one game of it, and lasted quite a while, but just kept swearing at his own mistakes. No commentary or criticism. Just an averagey score number that pops up then almost immediately disappears as it's right at the end of the video! I'd give his review 5/10 myself, and that's only because I enjoy watching people gradually figuring out how to play it. And did I mention there was a lot of swearing? :D
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