6 thoughts on “I am Zuul. I am the Gatekeeper.

  • March 19, 2016 at 11:51 pm
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    Excellent article!

    I remember when this came out. All the hype about it and how it was a Sonic-killer.

    I was skeptical, if only ebcause I played Sonic and knew that it would take Japan-level genius ot beat its brilliance.

    When I played it I knew I was right to be skeptical, as it was not thhat great.

    The character was plain and lacked Sonic's appeal, and so did the level-design and graphics and music.

    European game developers are at their best when they go their own way (ex: "Another World", "Mega Lo Mania"), instead of trying to take on the Japanese at the latter's game.

    Still, a slightly better effort than some of the Sonic0ripoffs that appeared on the Mega Drive/genesis itself.

  • March 22, 2016 at 11:07 am
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    Thanks. 🙂

    I hadn't given much thought to Sonic clones on the Mega Drive itself. It's such a bizarre idea to even attempt it – the Mega Drive's Sonic was Sonic. If you owned one you didn't need to compromise, just put the Sonic cartridge in the slot! 😀

  • November 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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    This is the first of your articles that I've read and I loved it. It's written in a style that takes me back to the magazines I grew up with (Games Master, PC Gamer, MicroMart) and that is truly wonderful. My gods, how insincere does this gushing praise sound?

    Good job. I look forward to reading more!

  • November 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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    Thanks for the kind feedback, I really appreciate it. Actually, I'm just amazed several of you have managed to stick with it to the end – that takes some dedication! 😉

    Often I'm not sure if anyone other than Aaron and John are reading these articles so it's great to know I'm on the right track.

  • November 9, 2016 at 5:51 pm
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    No way! Have you looked at the analytics for your posts? Most of the time you get more hits than the podcast does! You are *definitely* on the right track.

  • November 10, 2016 at 11:36 am
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    Yep, plenty of views, I'm just not sure how that converts to genuine 'reads'.

    I think something Jon Hare said must have been playing on my mind: that the written review is dead – these days it's all about the audio-visual experience. You can see that from the level of interest generated by the same topics on YouTube.

    I can understand that, it's the way we appreciate the wider world so it stands to reason people have become focused on richer media now it's easier to do.

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