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Madisun's Arc - Reviews By Darth Marsden

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Hey guys. This is a list of all the videos I've made for my review series, Madisun's Arc. They do get better as I go along, honest! I primarily upload these to Blip, since that lets you preload the videos and, if you use AdBlocker, there's no adverts, but most of the videos also have YouTube mirrors for those who can't use Blip.

Anyway, enough rambling.

There was a great big list of all my videos here, but then - surprise surprise - the new site came along and turned all the YouTube links into actual videos. Around 30 of them.

I spent around 20 minutes trying to change them all over to the new link format, only for it to straight up not work. So now you just get the one link, to my Blip channel - http://blip.tv/chrismadisun

Screw this site. Screw it with a rusty freakin' chainsaw.

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  • @Darth Marsden said: Just to say the YouTube version's up now. And, once again, YouTube's completely f**ked up the still images, which is MAJOR problem because there's an absolute ton of them in this video. GOD DAMMIT.

    If you can, check out the Blip video, which doesn't have these problems. Seriously, I'm on the verge of giving up on YoUTube and going to Google Videos or something. Fed up of this s**t happening.

    That's so stupid! Why are they doing this? If it's to do with copyright claims then they're not allowed to do this. You're entitled to use copyright material under the fair use act, for the purpose of critical opinion.

    Great video by the way. As soon as you mentioned 'Gabriel Knight 3', I knew that you would refer to the mustache puzzle.

    I don't remember a puzzle revolving around peanut butter in what I'm assuming is 'Runaway'. Could you elaborate please?

  • what is up in the blip video around the 1 minute mark (57 seconds and onward)?

  • @der_ketzer said: what is up in the blip video around the 1 minute mark (57 seconds and onward)?

    Do you mean the shot of the editing software?

  • @der_ketzer said: Yes. Who does that?

    I don't understand why that's in there either! :confused:

  • I also don't see what's so bad about that moustache puzzle.
    Puzzles in Sierra games were always designed to be really hard so they can sell more hint books.

  • @der_ketzer said: I also don't see what's so bad about that moustache puzzle.
    Puzzles in Sierra games were always designed to be really hard so they can sell more hint books.

    How the frak is that a good thing?!

  • YouTube f**king up my videos. I've no idea why they do it. I don't actually think it's intentional, but I suspect that it's something to do with the uploading process just not liking still images. I'm going to try one or two other video sites like Veoh to see what they're like, because I've just plain had enough of YouTube doing this.

    The 'Peanut and Butter' puzzle. At one point in the first Runaway game, you have to get some fireants to eat through a wooden shed. To do this, you need to lead them from their nest to the shed. One character mentions that fireants like Peanut Butter, and you find an empty Peanut Butter jar lying around.

    The solution to the puzzle is to find some butter, pout it in an old army helmet, put that in the sunlight and let it melt, and then mix actual peanuts into it so that they melt into the mixture to create peanut butter.

    As you might be able to tell, this is goddamn retarded. And it's not the only stupid puzzle from that game. Grr.

    The shot at the 1 minute mark. That's some low-quality footage of my fidgeting around in VideoPad Video Editor, which is the software I use to put my videos together. It's meant to match the audio that "this is supposed to be a mini video type thingamajig" by showing me actually editing the video.

    The moustache puzzle. It turns out this puzzle wasn't designed by Jane Jenson. Hell, it wasn't even supposed to be in the game at all! It was only included by the game's producer because they were short of time and couldn't get the actual puzzle (which involved using a hose to spray some feathers down from a bird's nest) working properly. That doesn't excuse how utterly terrible the moustache puzzle it, but it does explain it somewhat. More info here.

  • I got through Runaway. And yeah. Making Peanut butter like this is just wrong.

  • Far more so when you realize that Peanut Butter doesn't even contain butter.

    Added the video on Veoh. Let me know what this is like!

    EDIT: Don't bother, it suffers the exact same problem as the YouTube video. Maybe it is on my end... Weird. I'll try looking into it tomorrow after work, since it's pretty late now.

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