I quite like Basic (Amos and Blitz).
Want a new screen? Open Screen xxxxxxx
Want an image to be loaded? LoadIFF xxxxxxx
Want to show a Bob? Bob xxxxxxx
Of course this is no "standard" Basic. And Assembler or C could/will be faster. But who cares? As long as I am satisfied with the finished product, there's no point in using Assembler or C or whatever. I like Basic because it gives you quick results.