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3.35 stars 3.35/5 Stars Average score of 17 user reviews spread across 6 releases and 0 DLC

The grim reality of episodic content 0

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One is a game that I can't quite decide how to judge. On the one hand, it has a witty, in-your-face style of humor that's generally entertaining. On the other hand, the RPG elements don't really live up to the game's price tag. In the end, I think the dividing line for most will be how far they let the game's funnies carry the rest of the package and whether it is far enough to justify the game's relatively high entry fee.F...

13 out of 16 found this review helpful.

Roll for Initiative 0

I can't stand Tycho's writing. He's the literary half of Penny Arcade's Gabe and Tycho team. When it's just him and a block of text I can count on being irritated at least twice, annoyed once, and left with a general feeling that he could have said it all in half the space.However, when his writing is filtered through the three panels of a comic, I love it. Gabe is a great and expressive artist, and when Tycho is forced to cut his thousand words down to twenty, they can frequently be just right....

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Silence, it seems, is not so golden! 0

So Penny Arcade want to create their own game and risk the possible wrath of all those who they have jaded in the past? A noble endeavour indeed.Did they succeed?, will you be yearning for Episode 2? and will you ever look at a garden rakes, mime artists and Ferris wheels in the same way again? Well the answers to those questions are Yes, yes and the rest of them are a big fruit f*****g no. One of the most interesting ideas in this game is the feature that lets you create the character who the s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fantastic Name. Fantastic Game? 0

For many years “Tycho” and “Gabe” over at Penny Arcade have been commentators on all aspects of video games, including game design, marketing styles and the review process and this puts them in a tricky position now they themselves have entered the industry with their debut game, the gloriously titled; Penny Arcade Adventures Episode One: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. In the past they have been merciless in their attacks on other games, so it was a brave move to make a game. That’s al...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great for Penny Arcade fans who like a little RPG 0

I picked up the two episodes that actually got made from what was meant to be a 4-episode series on a Steam sale because I like Penny Arcade and they looked like the sort of games I’d enjoy. It also didn’t hurt that they were cheap!You start off as your own customizable character, in that you pick your hair, clothes, and name before you start. You are soon joined by Gabe and Tycho who form the three characters of your party for the rest of the game. There are also a couple supporting characters ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Short, but just the beginning... 0

My first impression of this game was "Wow, this is kinda neat, but chances are I probably won't finish it".But, I gave it a chance. And pressing on past the first 20 minutes, I was pleasently suprised by the simplicity of the battle system. The battle system is an active, and allows for blocking attacks from enemies. Actions form players are 3 tiered. Items - Become avalible first, and lest the charactor use any items in the inventory Attack - basic attack Special Attack - Requires naling a min...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Unfortunately doesn't translate well into a game 0

 I’m a fan of the comic strip, but the conversion to a video game just didn’t work for me. The game is retro in many ways, both thematically and in it’s gameplay. Unfortunately the bizarre old school style just feels like it’s 15 years too late rather than having some kind of nostalgic appeal. With strange elements such as a turn based combat system that has each battle rolling a 20 sided dice for “initiative”, this game seems like an experiment for Penny Arcade, but unfortunately one that faile...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Awesome 0

Imagine, for a moment, that you’ve spent the past decade building up a hobby of writing and drawing comics into a self-sustainable business, with legions of fans worldwide waiting for your biweekly updates on penny-arcade.com. You have the power to ‘wang’ all but the biggest corporate servers, with a link, faint praise and a casual flick of the wrist. After the cataclysmic failure of the E3 convention to simply do right by gamers, you start your own convention, by gamers, for gamers, and by foll...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Penny Arcade fans rejoice...Everyone Else? Move Along. 0

What kind of madness must come from a Penny Arcade video game? When this game was first announced I, and many others, questioned how a web comic that centers primarily on video game humor would translate to an actual video game. What Hothead Games came up with captures the Penny Arcade style humor perfectly, but is significantly lacking in the gameplay department.You begin the game creating your own character. Unfortunately the customization options are extremely limited having only a possible 2...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Penny Arcade, while short, is a mostly memorable experience. 0

To put it plain, Penny AA is not the most in-depth RPG but it's amazing at how easy it is to just pick-up and play. No, you won't be dissapointed if you are a hardcore RPGer, you'll just be caught off-guard. GameplaySo, as previously aforementioned countless times, it's an RPG. When not in combat, you roam the current environment. The environment itself is fairly linear, but it has a lot of things to "inspect" and by that I mean go up to, press A, and either find a collectible, maybe a badly hi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An unexpurgatedly adept guise stratagem pastime... 0

I honestly ended up receiving exactly what I expected from Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. It's a very proficient turn based RPG, with a layer of PA's crude humor wafting around and thru the entire proceeding. If you like old school RPGs (especially Chrono Trigger), and you like the humor found within the PA comic strip, then you're going to find a lot to love. If you don't like either then you should just turn back now, save your $20, and spend the money on all...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A niché extravaganza by no minimal means. 0

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode OneThere comes a time in every reviewers life where they must consider what difference their own taste makes. You could have the greatest skill in history when it comes to writing, and you could present opportunities for discussion for years to come with your quirky insights and notice of in-game oddities that nobody else realised but all that makes little difference if your taste differs too vastly fom your target audience...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Comic-Goodness In Turn-Based Action. 0

  Graphic - 7.5/10Sound - 9.0/10GamePlay - 8.5/10Story Telling - 8.5/10Customization - 7.5/10Graphics:The game has a very wacky comic book appeal to it, I will admit that i've seen flash games on user made sites that have better graphics, but this technically wasn't enough to turn me away from it.The games whole angle is to make you feel like you're living in a comic book world, with big robots and crazy clown/mime people who want to seemingly take over your world, or house as the case may be.I...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Pennies on the Dollar 0

This article was originally posted on BnBGamingon February 6th, 2011.Penny Arcade is an online webcomic that follows the antics of two gamers named Tycho and Gabe, whose real life counterparts Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik write and draw the comic. They are veterans of the gaming comic scene and have their own charity, gaming convention, podcast, live video series and thanks to Hothead Games their own videogame, an RPG/adventure hybrid loosely based on the comic.The game is set in a fictional ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 0

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is a fun game with a long winded title. The game offers a good Japanese-RPG style game mixed in with a point and click adventure and some Penny Arcade humor. I never read PA before getting this game and I still enjoyed it so let's just get it out of the way that you don't have to be a PA fan to like this game. That being said you do have to like J-RPGs at least a little. While this is a J-RPG it is a very light J-RPG. There is ve...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Penny Arcade Adventures Numba' 1 0

I'm not the best known fan of the turn based RPG, you'll most likely find me playing a tennis game rather then spend time with a turn based RPG. But after a while of hearing all the good things about the game, and giving the comic series a look I instantly got into it. I bought both Penny Arcade adventures: On the Rain - Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One and Two. And might I say this game did change my thoughts on the turn based genre.   You're in ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Unfortunately doesn't translate well into a game 0

I’m a fan of the comic strip, but the conversion to a video game just didn’t work for me. The game is retro in many ways, both thematically and in it’s gameplay. Unfortunately the bizarre old school style just feels like it’s 15 years too late rather than having some kind of nostalgic appeal. With strange elements such as a turn based combat system that has each battle rolling a 20 sided dice for “initiative”, this game seems like an experiment for Penny Arcade, but unfortunately one that failed...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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