Gex was actually Danny? I used to wonder that when I heard my brother playing it.
Despite loving Chris Barrie’s audiobook work, I found him strangely disappointing in Simon the Sorcerer and always went for the text option when playing. Maybe it was badly digitised or something, it was 1994.
I had the text-only nine-floppy-disk version first, so it was also jarring and not what I was used to. I went off the Monkey Island series when it brought in voices and faces comprising more than ten pixels too.