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Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 (Windows)

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The third instalment in the Penny Arcade Adventures series, following the previous episode nearly four years later, picks up the events at the end of the previously game. Gabe and Tycho are still running the Startling Developments Detective Agency. One day, a 10-minutes-long wordless telephone call — «Ten minutes of full silence», in Tycho's words — from an impossible-to-locate source arrives.

This episode is done by a different developer and compared to the previous titles the visual style now resembles that of games in the 16-bit era. Similarly, the gameplay reminds of RPGs belonging to that time: the combat system is turn-based and enemy attacks may be interrupted by specific skills. There are however no random battles. The couple of detectives does not have to face the adventure alone, as they are joined by Moira (the ex-wife of Tycho) and Jim, a former colleague who, in consequence of an unlucky work-related misadventure, is reduced to a skull, preserved by being kept in a jar containing a green liquid substance.

Differently from previous episodes, the player is not given the possibility to create their own playing characters, and there is no voice acting.

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Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Windows Every character can have up to three classes, that can be swapped at any time.
Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Windows Levels and shops are connected by a world map.
Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Windows Combat is heavily derived from Grandia, with speed and interrupts playing a large role.
Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Windows The game offers the option to play with gender-swapped characters, undead ones and even furries.

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 03, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameCola.net Aug 02, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Chip Power Play Nov, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Jun 28, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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my_only_relief_(see_my_profile) (2422) added Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 (Windows) on Aug 04, 2012
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