Your welcome Steve/Greyfox...on Night Shifts this week, so it'll be a life saver at work.
I would of loved to of been a 'proud' STFM owner, only i came from the world of the 800XL and C64 before venturing into the 16 bit world of Atari, so i'd taken hardware scrolling and a decent soundchip as standard
I loved my ST for the super fast 3D, the P.D scene and games like Oids, Dungeon Master, IK+, Captive, Midwinter 2, Robocop III etc, but that soundchip was awful, sorry it really was and i've never been a fan of push scrolling and restricted playing windows, espically when it effects gameplay.
The ST won me over on price, but it's the 1 machine i never went back to when i got bitten by the Retro collecting bug.
But i do, all joking aside, owe it an awful lot.
Without it, i'd of been a lot, lot later moving from C64 into the 16 bit world and would of missed out on so much...
I'm a firm beliver in accepting the strength and weakness each machine i've owned had so be it the ST's flaws or low resolution of the C64 and Lynx, limited colours of the Mega CD or limited PMG/sprites on the A8, right up to the Jaguar's poor texture-mapping abilty...when i read articles/reviews written about the games on them, i expect balance.
None of this Ohhh it's on Atari, best give it a 10 or claim it held it's own or made C64 owners jealous nonsense
let alone print out meaningless tech specs, with resolutions games never ran at or high resolution modes hardware never achived.
That's why i honestly, truely found myself floored by your reviews.
No bloody nonsense, clearly written by a gamer, for gamers, exactly what i wanted.
And like i say, choice of games, was in itself fantastically well covered...(pauses to wipe a a misty eye here)...
Almost punched the air with a YES!!!!!!!!!! reading the Pac-Mania review.
Not a cool thing for man of my tender years to be doing though
You Gentlemen done the ST bloody proud.