If you get the latest issue of Retrogamer magazine (issue 72#, with Gradius on the front cover) and then hop to pages 6 and 7, you'll be treated to a double-page feature on Proper Game's 2nd game! What's more, people really seem to like it, and appreciate the little things we've done to make it more authentic.
On a related note, there's an even more positive preview from the floor of the CES show on Destructoid.
I'm very chuffed to see such a positive buzz already, and in particular things that I remember being a bit contentious here at Proper HQ when I decided to push for them:
"They're so faithful that elements which would have been added to other ports of this nature are left out. A perfect example is the lack of explanation of the power-ups in Magic Sword which must be experimented with to determine their effects."