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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] The madcap Penny Arcade experience continues in Episode Two of the RPG-adventure game series Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness! Jump right in with a fresh character and new customization options or carry over your look and stats from Episode One. Plus, there are more puzzles, areas to explore, levels to gain, and new difficulty settings to make the journey more insane than ever before. Rejoin Gabe and Tycho to go crazy with a whole new episode, moving ever closer to solve the mystery in the heart of New Arcadia. Your hoe awaits! [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. The environments themselves seem to be their own joke and each have their own additional personality, which really makes them fun to explore.
  2. A solid continuation of an already excellent story. The same humour, graphics, gameplay and more as found in the first title, with another enthralling and amusing tale thrown in. Well worth it if you enjoyed Episode One!
  3. 83
    But with a few refinements and over seven hours of new gameplay (far more if you choose to tackle the game's unlockable and aptly named Insane Mode difficulty), its $5 price drop from the original won't leave you feeling like an orange on the business end old friend.
  4. Episode Two is still thoroughly ridiculous and amusing, but compared to the first episode it pales, feeling much more like a stop-gap than a fully-fledged follow-up.
  5. The raunchy humor and off the wall story kept on giving to the end making it one of best parts of the game. Although the 1200 Microsoft Points may seem high (cheaper than the first by 400 MS Points) for some picky consumers the game will be a welcome addition to anyone’s games library.
  6. 70
    Fans of the first will still enjoy it, but Holkins and Krahulik need to return to their roots.
  7. Smarter, cheaper, longer and funnier, but the combat's just as dull and there's just as much of it. [Jan 2009, p.104]

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  1. PatrickJ.
    Oct 30, 2008
    Just as fun as the first, if not more. Clever humor, of course... and the refinements to the combat system and the story are quite fun. I don't usually go for RPGs, but the Penny Arcade brand of adventure/RPG/whatever keeps me quite amused. Well worth it. Expand