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Posted by BeachThunder

There is some real aggravating stuff in this game, but I suppose that's just par for the course in a Shadowgate game.

Also, I really wish the graphics weren't so sloppy :( Thankfully, they got rid of that retro graphics mode they showed in the last QL - that just looked terrible.

I'm still enjoying it though.

Posted by KenLevineIsCool

"A guy talking to scull from that Shakespeare thing"... Jeez, Dan.

Posted by BeachThunder

"A guy talking to scull from that Shakespeare thing"... Jeez, Dan.

I'm sure if Dan were to write that out, he'd probably at least spell 'skull' correctly :P

Posted by Hansolol

A million times more entertaining than that QL EX.

Posted by lieutenant_halfabeef

A pall is a covering. Specifically a covering on a casket, but it's come to mean any kind of foreboding veil on something.

So there's something to think about when watching old Undertaker matches, Jeff and Dan.

Posted by xite

Edited by Hassun

It's a sad thing that your adventures have ended here!!

Posted by FrogDawg

The skull is referencing Hamlet and it's name was Yorick. Hamlet holds it in his hand and gives the famous speech that begins, "Alas, Poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio [...]."

Edited by Homelessbird

@frogdawg: 4000 internet points to you, sir, for not misquoting the line. It's one of those ones that a lot of people think they know, but they actually have it slightly wrong. Even Brad says "He knows Shadowgate well," which is referencing the most common misquote.

Posted by Khessed

@jeff ...but Pasta of Puppets is the best album they ever released.

Posted by fisk0
Posted by Ghost_Cat

Some real good Hamlet shit.


Posted by Homelessbird

Also: if I had a penny for every time Brad said "You should really look up X" after/before describing X as a terrible thing that you'd never want to see, I'd be a goddamn millionaire.

Posted by w_drive

Jeff's stupid mushroom friend voice is growing on me.

Posted by Sil3n7

Boy...sure is a dry summer.

Edited by mdnthrvst

nothing's good about Mr. Bones

I literally let out an incredulous "fuck you" to nobody but my computer screen.

Mr. Bones is one of the best Sega Saturn games.

Posted by Amafi

I really wonder what adventure games Brad has played if he thinks the use stuff on stuff in this is more robust in this.

Posted by bbillade

I wonder what difficulty Brad is playing on because things are playing out differently than they did for me. In the room flooded with sewer water I am unable to go through the hatch in the ceiling because something is blocking the way. And in the room where he put out the brazier with the water when I tried doing the same thing the water sizzled but the flame did not go out.

Posted by K4g4m1

Jeff is a god damn voice actor. :D

Posted by Dimi3je

Eat it

Edited by MeAuntieNora

The Body Farm is a fascinating place. There's at least a couple decent documentaries about it that show exactly what is being taught/researched there in unflinching detail. That means discussing and recording exactly how and why a body decays the way it does. Outside of certain disciplines of criminology and biology, a lot of people probably never consider their own decay.

The truth is in most environments, decay starts virtually the moment death occurs. At that point it's just happening on a microscopic level. You are dealing with the cessation of the previously ongoing cycle of cell division, repair, and natural apoptosis, alongside chemical processes due to cells rupturing and infiltration of gases.

It's also easy to forget that flies are animals, and laying eggs on decomposing organic matter is a major aspect of most flies' life cycle. They have evolved into highly specialized creatures that thrive in just about all environments on Earth, and use chemoreception to sense the gaseous products of decay from a considerable distance. The result of this is, flies unavoidably arrive at a newly-dead body very shortly following death. Perhaps disturbingly shortly. When these eggs soon hatch the larvae become a crucial part of the process as they consume flesh and excrete waste containing microbes that also contribute to decay. It's all just a cascade from there.

It's not a pretty process, it's probably too grim for most to really inspect or meditate on, but it can be humbling or even positive for some to consider. "Memento Mori" used to be a common motif in popular art and writing, in which one considers their own death in order to make the most out of life. I like it.

Posted by heatDrive88

If I heard Jeff do his Dumb Mushroom voice all day I'm pretty positive I would die from laughter.

Posted by beef_melody

I'm down for a Call of Duty Jeff Voice Elemental DLC.

Posted by theManUnknown

Brad's factoids always make me wonder how he spends he weekends.

Posted by NecroNeko

The real Shadowgate starts here.

Posted by AMyggen

I'm gonna get this asap.

Posted by Eladren

Murray from Monkey Island is by far the best talking skull in anything ever

Edited by Oddballs

"How can you walk around without a brain?"

Posted by Amafi

@eladren said:

Murray from Monkey Island is by far the best talking skull in anything ever

Either Murray or Morte from planescape: torment, easy.

Posted by Seroth

There is some real aggravating stuff in this game, but I suppose that's just par for the course in a Shadowgate game.

Also, I really wish the graphics weren't so sloppy :( Thankfully, they got rid of that retro graphics mode they showed in the last QL - that just looked terrible.

I'm still enjoying it though.

Wait, they got rid of the pixelated graphics filter? I thought that was really neat. :( So does that mean that the 8-bit grim reaper isn't in the game anymore either?

Posted by CaliforniaPants

Shadowgate featuring "Brad Shoemaker's Science Minute"

Edited by Efesell

Boy that skull is a absolutely terrible hint system. Every room should have him say 'I DUNNO MAN CLICK ON SHIT'

There's also a really unfortunate time limit that really kinda drains some of the fun I would get out of experimenting with these puzzles on my own.

Posted by csl316

Mr. Bones talk...

In this exhibit, Dan goes from knowing nothing about Mr. Bones to loving it in under a minute:

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Posted by Delta_Ass

From the Elite Quick Look:

"Hardpoints? Why not just say guns?"

From this Quick Look:

"What's a wraith?"

"Think that's a... ghost."

"Then why not just call it a ghost?"

Dan Ryckert must hate dictionaries.

Edited by vhold

Brad should just do a one-man show "Surfin' With Brad" where he takes us on a narrated adventure of his macabre whims and curiosities.

Posted by Spaceyoghurt

Man, the playful ice creature voice, fantastic.

Edited by goliath553

Not my genre, but appreciated the quick look.

Looks fun for those that enjoy the point and the click.

Thanks, guys.

Posted by stanleynipple

@delta_ass: Someone needs to do a most ignorant man in the world Photoshop of Dan

Posted by eccentrix

@sil3n7 said:

Boy...sure is a dry summer.

It's always weird to me when people say this because I'm constantly buying new games all year round.

Posted by Sil3n7

@sil3n7 said:

Boy...sure is a dry summer.

It's always weird to me when people say this because I'm constantly buying new games all year round.

uh...Triple A games?

Posted by ReverendHunt

I love the crap out of this game even when I'm frustratingly stuck. Just reminds me of the old times before I memorized the original game's full solution.

Plus the art is so damn pretty.

Posted by eccentrix

@sil3n7 said:

@eccentrix said:

@sil3n7 said:

Boy...sure is a dry summer.

It's always weird to me when people say this because I'm constantly buying new games all year round.

uh...Triple A games?

Nope, everything else! If you're only buying triple A games, I don't know why you're only complaining about the lack of releases now, or here on this video.

Posted by Sil3n7

@sil3n7 said:

@eccentrix said:

@sil3n7 said:

Boy...sure is a dry summer.

It's always weird to me when people say this because I'm constantly buying new games all year round.

uh...Triple A games?

Nope, everything else! If you're only buying triple A games, I don't know why you're only complaining about the lack of releases now, or here on this video.

Really tired of the terrible indie game of the day quick look, that's why.

Posted by ripelivejam

@sil3n7 said:

Really tired of the terrible indie game of the day quick look, that's why.

nothing shallow about this viewpoint at all... i'd rather take ten of these quicklooks of actually interesting games that try to shake things up than another Assassin's Creed, etc.

Posted by Tychoid

The original Shadowgate might be my fave adventure game of all time. Its either that, or one of the Kings Quest games. And I'm honestly not all that into adventure games. I couldn't even get through any of Telltale's stuff. I'll have to pick this one up for sure - it seems to be getting pretty good reviews.

Posted by bybeach

@sil3n7 said:

Really tired of the terrible indie game of the day quick look, that's why.

nothing shallow about this viewpoint at all... i'd rather take ten of these quicklooks of actually interesting games that try to shake things up than another Assassin's Creed, etc.

If that was the threat I would agree. But AAA games can vary, New Order was to me such a game. I am even considering the Metro Reduxes in time. Witcher 3 I am also thinking about.

But I am going to try Shadow gate. Get out of my narrow gaming furrow. I also got the Fall and have been playing other indie titles. They are proving most definetly a good thing.

Posted by MrBubbles

I bought this game and got to about where the quick look ends and just have no idea where I'm supposed to go.

Posted by hellforce

From the Elite Quick Look:

"Hardpoints? Why not just say guns?"

From this Quick Look:

"What's a wraith?"

"Think that's a... ghost."

"Then why not just call it a ghost?"

Dan Ryckert must hate dictionaries.

Dictionaries? Why not just say word books?

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