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Penny-Arcade Adventures: Really Long Name
 
  

06/09/08 @ 07:52:35 am, Categories: Baka-chan on Games, 407 words, 1084 views  

So, the HOUR it came out I downloaded Penny-Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One from the digital distribution startup Greenhouse. Let me just say that I enjoyed every damn SECOND of the game, I will admit it lacks re-playability to a certain degree, but it doesn’t hurt the experience, and I’d play through it again and again if I weren’t so goddamned busy right now.

The game is just plain hilarious in a totally awesome way that only Gabe and Tycho can deliver. One of my favorite moments involves us having just killed a barbershop quartet, and Gabe going “What. The. FUCK.” in three separate lines of dialogue, I damn near fell out of my chair laughing.

The typical P-A humor turned up to 11, coupled with the unique setting, great art, and amusing foes would be enough… But no! There’s a GAME there, too! The adventure game engine is superb, the cutscenes are vector-based and set up like a comic book, and the combat is fucking GLORIOUS, and seamless!

I can’t really go into detail on every little thing, because as far as I’m concerned, every last detail about this game is great. I did however mention that it lacks re-playability to a degree, and that’s true, but it’s designed to be a simple ‘module’ of a larger story… By the end of this episode, all your character stats and weapons are maxed out and enemies don’t respawn, so that’s it. You either play it again, or not.

Why isn’t this a big deal? The game costs $19.95. It’s totally worth the price of admission, and you WILL probably play it at least a couple times. Sometimes twenty bucks is a lot of money… But if your wallet isn’t hurting at the moment, $20 is a pizza, or some Chinese takeout, so what’s the big deal? It’s fun and worth every last penny.

The choice of going for digital distribution was a no-brainer. You put a $20 game out there that someone’s going to have ANY interest in whatsoever, make it effortless to purchase, and they’re going to do so. Hell, the demo is the full version of the game, but you unlock it with your key. If you want to check out the game, go download the demo, now now now! You won’t regret it!

I am looking forward to Episode Two like you wouldn’t believe.

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