I didn't post a quote at all. I simply repeated what The Laird told me in conversation.
It may well be that the Jaguar version has the nicest visuals etc. But if you cannot strafe and turn then it isn't the best version. Any Doom fan will tell you that.
There is an interview with Carmack where he says the Jag version is the best one in his opinion.
Has nothing to do with this topic anyway, this is about your favourite console manufacturer so lets not go off topic further. There are several Doom threads if we want to discuss that game.
Cheers Laird, coders will always have prefered platforms to code on and versions they are most proud of, for any number of reasons, but for myself, they remain the best source of really knowing what a system was capable of, not the P.R people or magazine/website reviewers.
One reason i love the making of...features in things like RG/EDGE/Gamestm etc over the years and the chance to put questions to developers on here, is i love to know why a game turned out so great or so badly on 1 platform, yet fared so better or worse on others.
Seen too many posts on sites over the years that game X looks shit on platform Y, ergo platform Y sucks, yet game X was knocked up in 6 weeks with coder just told to port and be done or it was a port from a far more powerful system and should'nt really have been attempted.
IF someones going to say a game looks or plays really poorly,it would help if they explained why and espically if it's Retro, look at just what else was around at the time and see if there were better 3D engines on similar specced machines at the time.Reading a lot of the comments left on Youtube etc where 3DO/Jaguar/SNES SFX 3D games are being shown and it's clear folks have no idea of just how much was being done with hardware at the time and to dismiss it with a simple 'That looks shit', is poor as is, but when i've seen it on forums, i just eye roll, as no scope for discussion.
Saturn/Jaguar/MCD/3DO etc are decent enough machines in their own rights, it's just the people behind them made some fundemental errors and the market was rapidly changing at the time.