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Penny Arcade Episode 1 [Online Game Code]

by Hothead Games
Xbox 360
Mature
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Online Game Code: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B001LRQ95Q
  • Release Date: May 21, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,198 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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HD (High Definition). Want more crazy dialogue and outrageous enemies? Upgrade to the full version of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One to see the mystery unfold and Gabe and Tycho banter in classic Penny Arcade style. Plus, there are leaderboard rankings and achievements to earn, so get started now! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fun, but overpriced & short RPG lite. April 23, 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I waited for a long time to get PAE1 discounted in the Deal of the Week program (It went for 50% off) on Xbox Live because 1600 points or $20 seemed like WAY to much to me for an Xbox Live Arcade game. I'm glad I did because I would have been pretty angry if I paid full price. If you are a veteran RPG player you will rip through this game in a few hours or so. Maybe it'll take you a bit longer if you're going for the achievements.

Pros:
Limited character creation, but your character looks great & is in every cut scene just how you made it. Has a very cool stylized look to it.
Fun & fast combat system once you learn how to block.
There are a lot of little details everywhere. Click and explore everything.
Easy 200 Achievement points for a veteran RPG player.

Cons:
Overpriced & much shorter than I expected. Beat everything in one play through and has ZERO replayability. Literally, it warns you before you beat the last boss that once you win it's over.
Before you learn how to time your blocks properly you will die, alot.
Lame story with a cliffhanger leading you to buy PAE2.
Not as funny as I thought it would be and is NOT for a child it has mature content & very strong language.

Overall, I enjoyed it while it lasted, but I'd say I was disappointed with PAE1 because it was so short and wouldn't recommend paying full price for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money April 8, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is one of the most expensive games on Xbox Live, but it's worth the money. It's honestly better than some games that come on disk for $60. You don't need to be a Penny Arcade fan to enjoy the game, but if you are, the jokes will make you laugh out loud. The combat is fun. Make sure to learn the blocking!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
People always complain about the price, as do I , so this review will pretend the game was free so the score will be unbiased.

Not for children. Thats my first advice because this game is full of F-bombs and sexual inuendo (and blood of course). I loved this game though, and thought it was very well written and made me laugh out loud a few times. The story content is interesting and humorous. The visuals are great and you easily get sucked into this game.

The gameplay was also great. It is a fairly fast paced RPG game in which you have to be always choosing options (attack/item etc.) and do it fairly quickly. The game is not hard, but it takes a little getting used to if you've never played a RPG before. You may die once or twice, but you pick up on it pretty quick. The only minor downside to the gameplay is the "explore" aspect. I say this because sometimes it is hard to "inspect" items as you can walk past them just ever so slightly and then you can't inspect them. You have to kind of circle your character around a bit until he is looking exactly at what you want, and it's easy to miss things this way. That part of the game made it a little tedious when trying to collect all the items, but not too much.

The achievements were also fun, especially the hardest one (I'll let you figure it out). It took me about 4 tries to get it and was fast paced action all the way with a lot of strategy. This game was a little shorter than I would have liked, but after playing through the game twice to get 100% of the achievements, I felt satisfied. I look forward to Episode 2 once I get some points.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FYI June 2, 2010
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Sorry, just played a demo so far, so this isn't much of a review. The biggest complaint is that it costs $20; I just wanted to say that on Steam, it's only $5. Well worth it!
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