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Monday, September 3, 2007
 
Penny Arcade Adventures Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

1UP.com recently posted a preview of Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, an upcoming Hothead Games adventure game based on the characters from the Penny Arcade comic strip. The episodic adventure will allow players to create a character and step into an adventure with Tycho and Gabe.

Each character wields a unique weapon that can also be upgraded. Tycho packs a gun, Gabe goes monk-style with his bare fists, and the character you create uses the rake you begin the game with (yes, a lawn rake). The attack animations we watched for each character were both entertaining and brutal. We watched one fight where Gabe punched an enemy hobo into pieces. Did we mention that this game is shooting for a Mature rating?

The storyline, at least what has been presented so far, takes the same light tone as the comic strip. Your character is simply raking leaves when his (or her) house is destroyed by a large robot, leaving him homeless and out for revenge. Along the way you meet Tycho and Gabe and thus get wrapped up in an incredible adventure. If that sounds ridiculous, that's because it is. After all, the story and writing all comes from the heads of Penny Arcade creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, and, by virtue of its source, the text in the game -- of which there is a lot because the game has no voice acting for Tycho and Gabe -- is crass, crude, and vulgar in all the right ways. Seriously, the room must have burst out into laughter during the demo at least a good dozen times.
Head over to the site below to read the rest of the preview.

1UP.com: Penny Arcade Adventure Preview
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