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On the precipice of being both slippery and rain-soaked (not to mention dark)

by: Ben Berry -
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I meant to post this last week, but it got busy between my birthday, training for a 5k, and waiting to hear about my next work assignment so I let it slide. But here is my first impression of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episodice Adventures .

It's fun. And I mean a lot of fun.

There are a lot of tie ins to the humor of the Penny Arcade online comic strip, but even if you aren't a big fan you can enjoy this game. It's cell shaded, there isn't much sound, and the combat can be a bit reptitive at times, but otherwise it's a thoroughly enjoyable romp. Combat is turn based, but thing are so well done you don't really notice how much you've done the same thing over and over again til the game is done. They've even included combo attacks letting you maximize the potential of all 3 main characters.

Set in the period when many people belived magic could be real, and machines were just really getting their start, this game combines fruit-violating robots, a little girl with a penchant for invention (and destruction), as well as the typical Penny Arcade irreverant humor. This game can be taken seriously, even though it doesn't take itself seriously.

The only bad part about it is waiting for Episode II.