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Posted By DrWhat

This is disappointingly lame. Video is ok though. Thanks!

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Posted By Rewcastle

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

*skull

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Posted By karmaghost

Glad to see Jeff willing to get a little goofy in this Quick Look. It's been a while...

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Posted By djsawte

@beachthunder: Hahaha, made my day. I don't get what all the hate towards Dan is for, he's fucking great!

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Posted By TPoppaPuff

23:50 It's the return of Biggs from The Last Tinker.

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Posted By brofaux

I'm going through a rough break-up at the moment but Jeff's dumb elemental creature voice managed to make me chuckle.

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Posted By NeoZeon

Well time to grab this sucker then. You know, for a supposed "drought" as some people are calling it, I'm dropping quite a bit of cash on games lately.

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Edited By LegendaryChopChop

Just redeemed my Steam key for this due to donating to the Kickstarter. I cannot wait for this and hopeful remakes and re-imaginings of Deja Vu and Uninvited.

I do think that the talking skull is really dumb, though.

Also, goofy Jeff is the best Jeff.

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Posted By swamp_slime

@sil3n7: Who the fuck wants that shit.

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Posted By huser

What we need....is an Immortal remake.

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Posted By bacongames

Whatever, this game got me to dig further into Shadowgate and find Beyond Shadowgate which is a PC Engine Duo game if you can believe that. I'll take any excuse to look at the PC Engine again.

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Posted By drockus

"You're surprised that the skull resists your attempts to place it in the slot." -- story of my life.

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Posted By ManlyBeast

"Eat that door"

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Posted By MeatSim

When it doubt try eating it.

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Edited By Thombo

Jeff was hilarious throughout. I had to pause it and re-listen to make sure it was still him.

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Edited By kantrip

Not bad. I will give this a shot. Shadowgate was one of my favorite games as a kid.

I like that Giant Bomb will review lots of games. Not just AAA titles or only Indie Stuff. It feels like when I used to write music reviews. Some weeks you get the new releases from well known artists and you have to come up with 500 words praising or damning the CD for being yet another album from XXXXXX. Others you get a complete gem, or complete garbage from some obscure corner of the music underground. Then the words just flow.

GB does that with video games which is why I prefer them to other sites. Not scared to try a mix of both and really enjoys the exploration.

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Posted By DasaKamov

@quipido: What you (or I, or anyone else) considers "bad" or "good" games differs wildly from person to person. If you paid any attention at all to the Quick Look EX and release trailer for this game, you would know that a LOT of people on GB were excited for its release.

Giant Bomb video productions have ALWAYS been about what the GB Staff wants to produce, not what their parent company or the vocal minority tells them to produce. Watch the videos you think you'll find interesting and ignore the ones that don't appeal to you. Don't complain that the site doesn't cater 100% to your interests 100% of the time, because such a thing doesn't exist (thankfully).

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Posted By Quipido

@sil3n7 said:

@petrolhead: I'm well aware of how the world works chief. Giant Bomb in turn doesn't need to highlight these things.

I agree - I would welcome coverage of the so called "AAA titles" and selected indie/smaller titles, which the crew knows they are in some way exceptional or important at the time. Instead they cover a lot of mediocore or bad games or even just picking something random they didn't play (or even heard about) before just for the sake of producing a video.

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Posted By buzz_clik
@sil3n7 said:

@voodoopc: Your response to me criticizing they type of games Giant Bomb covers is "Oh you must like Madden"

Super insightful and edgy. Go back to the gamespot forums, you are embarrassing yourself.

You're both starting to look a bit silly, actually. Why not take this vital conversation to PM?

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Edited By Sil3n7

@voodoopc: Your response to me criticizing they type of games Giant Bomb covers is "Oh you must like Madden"

Super insightful and edgy. Go back to the gamespot forums, you are embarrassing yourself.

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Posted By quibblebarf

@texus: Alright, but only if we put Master of Crumpets on the playlist as well.

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Posted By Dagbiker

30 27 year anniversary of the original. That makes me feel old.

Also, this is not the Dark Souls of adventure games, Brad. This is maybe the Mario Kart of adventure games. There are some ridiculously hard, punishing adventure games out there.

One of the reasons i like dark souls is because (most) every time i die, although it might not be 'my' fault directly, or avoidable, i can learn from it. That dose not seem to be the case here. Even Dark Souls will let you know pretty well that you should not be standing in the AOE of a spell, or that the switch you hit activated a door.

I think one thing Dark Souls got right is one of the things that a lot of games dont, making death part of the gameplay. But thats another paragraph.

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Posted By VooDooPC

@sil3n7: No, I understand perfectly. You don't want Giantbomb covering smaller games, only AAA games. When there's no AAA games coming out you'd rather they be doing something else than covering smaller games.

I hope you enjoy Madden!

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Posted By verysexypotato

@meauntienora: This was a fantastic little write up. I'll be sure to check it out.

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Posted By Sil3n7

@voodoopc: Looks like you need to go back and read, cause apparently you didn't?

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Posted By Paindamnation

As someone who always thought the original Shadowgate was a title of squandered potential, I'm definitely interested in this. The only fly in the ointment is the fact that what-the-living-fuck deaths still seem to be sprinkled throughout, but what I've seen here is still enough to at least have me keen to see what the iPad version is like (and how it's priced).

Fly in the ointment buzz?

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Posted By VooDooPC
@sil3n7 said:

@dagbiker: Yes, I do think it would be better if they focused some of their time on more highly produced content instead of this.

Madden comes out soon, I'm sure that's more your speed. After that you can jump right into Call of Duty.

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Edited By viking_funeral

30 27 year anniversary of the original. That makes me feel old.

Also, this is not the Dark Souls of adventure games, Brad. This is maybe the Mario Kart of adventure games. There are some ridiculously hard, punishing adventure games out there.

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Posted By buzz_clik

As someone who always thought the original Shadowgate was a title of squandered potential, I'm definitely interested in this. The only fly in the ointment is the fact that what-the-living-fuck deaths still seem to be sprinkled throughout, but what I've seen here is still enough to at least have me keen to see what the iPad version is like (and how it's priced).

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Posted By Sil3n7

@dagbiker: Yes, I do think it would be better if they focused some of their time on more highly produced content instead of this.

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Posted By Dagbiker

@sil3n7 said:

@petrolhead: I'm well aware of how the world works chief. Giant Bomb in turn doesn't need to highlight these things.

So they should only quicklook games you want to see? i for one like point and click games, and tbh there arnt a lot of them, So even 'bad' point and click games will get a glance from me.

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Posted By Sil3n7

@petrolhead: I'm well aware of how the world works chief. Giant Bomb in turn doesn't need to highlight these things.

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Posted By nevlos

@hellforce: I think we're referring to a Thesaurus in those examples, technically.

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Edited By paulunga

Is it rude for a water elemental to splash water at you as some sort of greeting? I wouldn't know, I'm not an expert on elemental ettiquette.

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Edited By Yummylee

@me3639 said:

So glad *yawn* jeff showed up *yawn*

Brad is one of the few people in the industry i think would actually be more interesting when he doesn't talk about games. His knowledge of history and just obscure facts is really fascinating.

Yup, I too find he's at his best when he's talking about different subjects that don't involve video games funnily enough.

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Posted By buzz_clik

Good lord, young Daniel, a Warren Zevon reference? You continue to baffle and entertain in equal measure.

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Posted By LoFi

Jeff Gerstmann voice pack for DOTA 2!

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Posted By Texus

Anyone down for a corpse-watching party this weekend? We're gonna listen to some "And Peanuts for All" and "Eat the Lightning" too! XD

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Posted By EmperorMeow

"Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are basically the same thing"...really now?

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Posted By Mr_Creeper
@w_drive said:

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

@Jeff's Stupid Mushroom Friend Voice needs to be a staple of every video.

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Posted By petrolhead

@sil3n7 said:

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@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.

Well, get used to it. You have your innovators, who create something new. Then geniuses and prodigees grow up exploring that new idea, they create masterpieces, elevating their field to mainstream culture, reaching fame and fortune. Which eventually lure talentless attention seeking bitches to flood and pollute what was once greatness, perfection and soul. Those bastards ruined comedy, cinema, music, even science is inundated with theorical physicists who want to be Albert Einstein. Video games are no exception, mediocrity is well on its way.

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@cordialsnail said:

@sil3n7: Shadowgate? Wasn't that shit from the 70s or something? Fuck that, where's Halo?!

Is that what I said? No. If you do happen to see a game like The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption Mass Effect or Super Mario Galaxy around and you aren't too busy being facetious somewhere on the internet, let me know.

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Posted By cordialsnail

@sil3n7: Shadowgate? Wasn't that shit from the 70s or something? Fuck that, where's Halo?!

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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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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.

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