Penny Arcade Adventures 2: Precipice of Darkness
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Penny Arcade Series
Based on the popular and superb web comic strip Penny Arcade, get ready to join with Gabe and Tycho of the Startling Developments Detective Agency.
Solve strange mysteries that are lurking in this fantastic 2nd episode. Episode 1 also available on the Mac App Store.
Set in the 1920s, this RPG adventure places the familiar Penny Arcade protagonists in an alternate pulp horror setting reminiscent of the works of H. P. Lovecraft. A must for all fans!
82% - If you bought and enjoyed the first Penny Arcade: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1, Episode 2 will be worth every dollar you spend on the game. Game Focus
80% - a great game packed with just about all the humor, puzzle, and RPG-elements that an avid nerd could want from a downloadable title. G4TV
What's New in Version 1.3
Bug Fixes and Enhancements
One of the best games
Please read my review of episode 1 before reading this one. Episode 2 starts off where episode 1 left off, following the giant fruit f@#$ing robot. (Yes, that is the actual name of the robot, please do not flag me!) I enjoyed this game a lot and was well worth the money to play. Like the first episode, the game play is a timed turn-by-turn with buffs, anti-buffs, healing, and special items.
What is different is the special moves are now much harder to pull off, but not too hard that it is impossible. Also, the language was a lot stronger (neither good nor bad) but is not spoken so still OK if you have little kids like me. Also, there were less minor stores and instead the few minor stories/bosses took longer to complete. This kept the game play more on track but may be a nagative if you like to figure out what to do next.
What did not change is the humor. The programers are a bit twisted and the sense of humor was great as there were a couple of moments that made me laugh out loud. If you are a fan of humor like South Park or Family Guy then you will like both episode 1 and 2.
Best $4 I've ever spent.
These games are so cheap but they're really, really, really good. I can't say for sure but I'd go as far to say you won't find another game even close to as good for $2 on here. If you're on Episode 2 you already know this to be true, so I'll just add a tip: Definitely import your character from Episode 1, there's another review that outlines the correct way to do it. I'm bummed out that they didn't include a way to do this automatically but it requires only a small amount of moving files and it works just fine!
I would dock it a star for that, but for the price this game deserves nothing but 5 stars.
Mountain Lion Issues
I love the Penny Arcade Series and his game is no exception. i have a Retina macbook Pro and was experiencing difficulty with the program crashing at start-up. However, a quick re-download of the app and adjustment of the graphics to "high" seems to have done the trick. Just like an old fashioned turn-based RPG, but with a hilarious plot. Can't wait for Episode III to come to the app store!