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  • Pix
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    #3486

    I’ve dug up a few reviews of Gateway 1 and 2. They are fairly complementary but do complain about text adventures being outdated particularly with the sequel. When one of the complaints from PC Format in a review of a text adventure is that there is too much text to read, you are clearly fighting a losing battle:-

    Tijn
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    #3487

    Great work as always, Rich!

    I must say, there is indeed a lot of text to read haha

    firefyte
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    #3490

    Finnish magazine Pelit gave 1 a 92, and 2 an 88:
    https://www.pelit.fi/artikkelit/gateway/

    https://www.pelit.fi/artikkelit/gateway-2-homeworld/

    Gateway was rated as: ‘One of the best adventure games of 92. It will take up the remaining bits of your free time.’

    Gateway 2 was criticized for having too many time-critical puzzles (like the start!), so you can’t just relax and figure things out, but have to save/die/load.

    Tijn
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    #3491

    Wow, those are pretty good ratings!

    Shattered
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    #3578

    The PDF here has a Gateway 2 review which doesn’t have a score but seems favorable overall. I didn’t even know this website existed. The ads alone really take me back.
    http://www.cgwmuseum.org/galleries/issues/cgw_112.pdf

    Shattered
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    #3579

    While going down the CWG rabbit hole actually looking for Jill of the Jungle content, I noticed this ad in the July 1992 issue. I really don’t remember this game at all from when I was a child, but apparently I wasn’t paying attention.

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    #3581

    Wow, they give away half the plot in this ad haha

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