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Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One (Xbox 360)

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One (Xbox 360)
alaScore 79

15 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The gameplay also gets good comments, but there are some critical comments about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Penny Arcade On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One

 

If you've never heard of Penny Arcade, you should check them out online and see if their particular brand of humor is your cup of tea: their razor wit expletive filled dialogue is a core part of both the web comic, and the game's sense of humor

Penny Arcade Episode 1 is a very basic experience that takes a while to pick up in terms of pace. If you plan on buying it, I would strongly suggest planning to purchase Episode 2, otherwise you may feel shortchanged.

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Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Review for the XBOX360

 

Penny Arcade Adventures: Attack of the Lengthy Subtitle

Faithful conversion of Penny Arcade humor; Refined tactical gameplay; Surprisingly enjoyable storytelling and setting; Mimes finally get what\'s coming to them

Lacks depth in character development; Some repetitive environments

Every enemy has weaknesses and strengths against certain types of attacks, and the game always tells you straight out whether your attack was effective or ineffective, Pokémon-style. And there's a twenty-sided die roll to determine initiative, because...

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Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One

 

The comic about games becomes a game like a comic

Penny Arcade humor and art ; Entertaining gameplay ; Original and bizarre story

Minor bugs ; Little replay value ; One annoying minigame

Of course, the real star of PAA isn’t the gameplay, but the humor. It's a lot like playing a comic strip, and should be approached as such. Read a few of the strips online before plunking down your money - if you like what you see there, the game is...

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

 

The popular gaming-comic duo try their hand at design in their first episodic role-playing game.

Fun combat system; great art and character design; good script; in-jokes for "Penny Arcade" fans

Not enough "Penny Arcade" personality; not enough variety in combat; poor character creator

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

 

Episode 1 is not for everybody; it is for fans of the Penny Arcade comic strip. Characters and writing style that are instantly familiar to a fan of the comic will leave newcomers confused and probably a bit turned off. Just like the paperback novels...

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Penny Arcade XBLA Review

 

Fans of the videogames-meets-comics site, Penny Arcade, may look at their game's ironic price point as some kind of joke. How else can you look at a title with the word 'Penny' in it being the most expensive title on Xbox Live Arcade? Yet, this...

In the end, many a gamer will look at the hefty price tag and wonder whether Penny Arcade is worth it. In a word, absolutely! It sets the bar for what is possible from an Arcade title. It is a fantastic, polished RPG that will leave you happily...

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Penny Arcade Adventures

 

If you only buy one game this month, buy Wii Fit (for resale on eBay). If you can buy two games: also buy Penny-Arcade Adventures.

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Penny Arcade Adventures Episode One: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness

 

Aside from winning the all-time award for longest title ever, Penny Arcade Adventures Episode One: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness represents the first in what promises to be a series of RPG/Adventure games from the dynamic duo responsible for...

Weighing in at $15 worth of Microsoft points, Penny Arcade Adventures is definitely not for everyone. While it's likely to thrill anyone already smitten with the namesake comic, it's hard to recommend to those who aren't already sure they're into it....

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Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One [Xbox Live Arcade]

 

Fans of the popular website www.penny-arcade.com can step into a fantastical interpretation of the Roaring Twenties, complete with Tommy gun violence, Lovecraftian intrigue, and traditional turn-based gameplay in Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick

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Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain Slick Precipice Of Darkness is the first of four titles that are inspired by the Penny Arcade comics and developed by Hothead Games. When you first start out you will create and customize your own character and once...

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