This is a review of Crusader No Regret from the October 1996 PC Gamer. The reviewer gets it spot on for me bringing attention to the lack of major changes to the original but not minding a bit:-
Also from the same magazine, a full-page ad for Privateer 2:-
Talking about trips worth taking, this blog will be going transcontinental in a months time as I travel to Austin for the week of GDC Online. Not sure how much blogging will get done but there should be plenty of Origin adventures to be had.