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On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One (Xbox 360)

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Description

Gabe and Tycho of the popular web comic "Penny Arcade" are at their debut on the videogame scene in this adventure RPG.

Set in 1922 in a pulp horror storyline, players create their protagonist who gets swept up in a world of mystery and adventure when a large robot destroys the main character's house during a leaf raking session. Determined to get to the bottom of what happened (and finding a new place to live in the process), the player runs into the Startling Developments Detective agency, run by Gabe and Tycho. Along the way, the team will encounter a series of characters from the web comic, fighting zombies, homeless people, mimes and Fruit Fuckers in an attempt to solve this bizarre series of events.

Gameplay is set up as a classic-style RPG, with turn-based combat and item management abilities during combat. Players will also be able to summon other characters for combat help, and level up new abilities as the story progresses.

Story elements are conveyed in a comic strip style. During conversation, players engage in a multiple selection story tree in an attempt to gain support or information, or simply just harass and insult characters in typical "Penny Arcade" fashion.

The Xbox Live version includes various achievement rewards based off gameplay requirements.

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There are no Xbox 360 screenshots for this game.

There are 25 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Над пропастью во тьме. Часть 1" -- Russian spelling
  • "Precipice of Darkness 1" -- MacStore title

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User Reviews

Long Title. Short Game. Great Ride. Guy Chapman (1745) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
This is a game made by the guys at Penny Arcade for the fans of Penny Arcade, and it delivers amazingly. Brandon Tabbert (19) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

The Press Says

Console Monster Jun 08, 2008 93 out of 100 93
GameZone May 28, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Age May 29, 2008 B+ 83
HardGamers Jun 03, 2008 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Jun 13, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Xboxdynasty (XD) Jun 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN May 22, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
GameDaily May 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Netjak Jun 05, 2008 6.9 out of 10 69
Legendra Jul 14, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Penny Arcade used flamebait comments of a Wired blog posting to advertise its game, using the words from a poster by the name of ddf. They plastered banners advertising the game with his "testimonials".

"Penny arcade sucks and is unfunny. please murder penny arcade and then yourself if you disagree with me."

"This game sucks and anyone who likes it sucks. penny arcade sucks and is as funny as something that's not funny at all."

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Guy Chapman (1745) added On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One (Xbox 360) on May 21, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Tor Lye (3) and Sciere (245417)