Penny Arcade's On The Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness
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Great Initial Review Highlights: Rain-Slick 4!
June 10th, 2013
“There are some excellent additions to this fourth and final title in the series.”
“Replicating the style and gameplay of the retro RPG in a meaningful way is no easy task, but Zeboyd comes through strong. While its inspirations are clear, Rain-Slick 4 never takes the easy route and becomes a derivative homage piece. This powerful pastiche stands alone with ease and stacks up nicely alongside the 90s greats, although it certainly comes with a distinctly different approach to storytelling.”
“Fans of classic RPGs will find a lot to love in Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4.”
“Offers great appeal to RPGamers of all generations”
4 out of 5 - Great
Jay is Games
“Zeboyd Games delivers an epic conclusion to the surreal and sublimely funny indie RPG series with On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode Four. Sporting free-roaming maps, all new battle mechanics, new characters and locations, challenging, strategic battles, and one awesome soundtrack, Episode Four delivers big laughs and bigger adventures.”
“Fortunately, Episode Four continues the series’ tradition of challenge over grind, and with unique monsters in every area, it never really gets boring.
Being able to swap different monsters in and out actually adds a nice additional layer of strategy”
“Episode Four is an incredibly ambitious game, with all the challenging battles you could possibly want (and then some) and a story that treats nearly any notion of seriousness as a fate worse than death… apart from a few unexpectedly sweet moments. Funny, freaky, and tactical in all the right ways, this is a fitting end to one of the few genuinely clever comedic game series out there that fans will love to sink their teeth into.”
“It’s just like your favorite RPGs from the mid-1990s—except, in a lot of ways, better.”
“Characters are lively and funny, cracking jokes as they advance the story … This quirky and bizarre story is a perfect fit for the Penny Arcade universe.”
“But Precipice 4 isn’t just good for laughs. It also updates the classic RPG formula in ways that make it a lot more fun—and a lot less work.
It’s amazing to me that all of this costs a mere $5—this is not the longest game ever, by any stretch, but the sheer quality of the campaign makes it a steal at this price point. On the Rain-Slicked Precipice of Darkness 4 manages to be a trip down memory lane, a hilarious collection of Penny Arcade humor, and a worthy RPG all at once.”
4.3 out of 5 – Great!
“The overall presentation has seen drastic improvement. From the improved sound quality in combat to the better animations, this is Zeboyd’s most ambitious game to date.”
“Jerry Holkins continues to show his knack witty dialogue with the game’s script.”
“The gameplay has also seen some improvements that make it much more fun. Mixing and matching your trainers can lead to some incredibly fun and strategically amazing results such as melee fighter with the ability to imbue their attacks with magic ...a rewarding combat system that rewards strategy.”
“Despite all of this, the game’s biggest improvement comes in the form of the soundtrack. This time around, Hyperduck Soundworks, the team behind many games including Dust: An Elysian Tail, took the reins. As a result, the music is some of the best in the series’ history. It does everything a good soundtrack should. Not only it does it get you excited and pumped but it can evoke the proper emotions.”
“Rain Slick 4 is sure to leave everyone happy. It improves on the previous entry’s shortcomings and should act as point of study for other developers, including AAA ones.”
5 out of 5
“A madcap roller coaster of a plot built upon what may be my absolute favorite take on the RPG formula.”
9.5 out of 10
“The series has improved with each iteration, especially after Zeboyd Games took over with Episode 3, and this final adventure is the longest (over 15 hours), thanks to the at-long-last inclusion of a world map filled with optional mini-dungeons and secrets.”
3.5 out of 5