has published a new review of Hothead Games
' Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two
. In the latest chapter in the series players rejoin Gabe and Tycho in a quest that moves ever closer to solving the mystery in the heart of New Arcadia. Gameplanet gave Episode 2 a score of 8.5 out of 10.
From the review:
The story itself is well written and amusing, and many of the characters that appear are lifted from the web-comics. Making guest appearances are Twisp and Catsby, and Charles DuBois. All of the characters you meet are somewhat outrageous, and you will even run into a certain mime from the first title. Gabe and Tycho are still equipped with the same weapons (gun and fists) and you still have your trusty rake from Episode One, although the upgrades you can unlock are different, and the attacks have been changed to keep the combat from becoming too repetitive. Episode Two of Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is a delight and does an excellent job of furthering the story. It does feel shorter than the first however, and the story itself seems not as deep.
The enemies are almost as diverse this time around, and you will combat a number of various types. Gone are the hobos from Episode One, now we have the bourgeoisie who will use characteristic attacks including the old glove across the face trick. Then there are the sanatorium patients who will attack you whilst punching themselves in the heads.
One of our favourite aspects of the Penny Arcade games are the diverse and amusing animations that bring the characters to life, particularly in combat. These do repeat themselves a lot, which helps to gauge when to use your block abilities in combat, but they never cease to amuse. The combat is the same, with attacks recharging and unlocking greater attacks the more you wait before unleashing one.
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