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Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Penny Arcade Adventures Reviewed
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GameZone recently posted a review of Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1, Hothead Games' adventure game based on the characters from the Penny Arcade comic strip. The first installment of the episodic adventure allows players to create a character and step into the action with Tycho and Gabe. GameZone gave the game a score of 8 out of 10.

From the review:

Penny Arcade Adventures is a cross between a point-and-click adventure and an RPG. In the PC version of Penny Arcade Adventures, you play exclusively with the mouse, using it to move your character around and select moves while playing through the combat system. The combat is both timed and turn-based, as your moves take a while to queue up. Your item usage is the quickest to queue up, followed by your basic attack and finally your special moves. Once you get extra party members, you can perform team combos which will cause more damage.

The best element in Penny Arcade is the sense of humor. Considering the sharp and acerbic wit of the strip, the game’s story could’ve made or broke the game, but luckily the dark humor is spot on with the comic, meaning that hardcore fans of Gabe and Tycho will enjoy the faithfulness to the subject matter as well as the inside jokes throughout.

The game’s RPG elements are a bit scant, and shouldn’t overwhelm many players. The experience is also fairly short-lived, clocking in at about six hours, but this is to be expected given the game’s episodic nature.
The full review is available at the link below.

GameZone: Penny Arcade Adventures Review
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