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Author:  87th [ Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:36 am ]
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I was looking through some old Mega Drive magazines at a friend's house last night, and I found a couple of bits about Snatcher. No full-size previews or reviews, disappointingly, but I found an advert and a little news snippet with some early screenshots. They're not terribly interesting themselves (although one of the screenshots uses a different font from the final game), but they've made me interested in getting some of the issues from around that time, so I can get a proper review.
The advert is from issue 61 of Sega Power and the news bit is from issue 23 of Mega.

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Author:  Mr. Seed [ Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:52 pm ]
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I've got a copy of a UK magazine that has an interesting review in it - they compare Snatcher to the violence of a Tarantino movie! I'll have to scan it some time...

Author:  Marc [ Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:58 pm ]
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Thanks for posting these, though the claim of plenty of gameplay in the second one is a little questionable... I think they should have said atmosphere instead.

Author:  JunkerMike [ Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:45 pm ]
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OMG! Snatcher and LE II being advertised together! *is in deep amazement* :grin:

Author:  87th [ Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:39 pm ]
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Osiris wrote:
Thanks for posting these, though the claim of plenty of gameplay in the second one is a little questionable... I think they should have said atmosphere instead.


I don't think anybody in Britain was looking for artistic depth in games back then. Just something that was a bit of fun. If they didn't lie about quick-fire action, it probably wouldn't have sold (not that it did, anyway).

It did remind me of when I first saw that advert though. Remember thinking "Wow! This looks like The Guyver!" (the only anime I'd seen at the age of seven). I remember being very disappointed when I heard it was Mega-CD only. I could, potentially, have been a Snatcher fan when it first came to Europe if my parents had let me have a Mega CD when it came out (I was desperate to play Sonic CD). I also remember that the mention of Snatcher in early previews peaked my interest in MGS before it came out. I didn't realise my history of being a Kojima fan spanned that far back. :)

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