Penny Arcade Adventures 2: Precipice of Darkness
Developer: Hothead Games Inc.
Current Version: 1.3
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 329.4 MB - Download
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Penny Arcade Series
Based on the popular and superb web comic strip Penny Arcade, get ready to join with Gabe and Tycho of the Startling Developments Detective Agency.
Solve strange mysteries that are lurking in this fantastic 2nd episode. Episode 1 also available on the Mac App Store.
Set in the 1920s, this RPG adventure places the familiar Penny Arcade protagonists in an alternate pulp horror setting reminiscent of the works of H. P. Lovecraft. A must for all fans!
82% - If you bought and enjoyed the first Penny Arcade: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1, Episode 2 will be worth every dollar you spend on the game. Game Focus
80% - a great game packed with just about all the humor, puzzle, and RPG-elements that an avid nerd could want from a downloadable title. G4TV
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Most Helpful Reviews
Correct way to fix import issue: (P.S. game is awesome) - The method a previous person method kind of worked, but had my character with equipment he shouldn't have yet, with most of the NPCs already discovered and the game couldn't get past any battles, when all enemies were dead the battle would not end. I wrote Hothead Games and got the way to fix this and have your character correctly imported rather than trying to hack the save file: - On your Mac browse to the following directory where the save file from Ep.1 is, - ~/Library/Application Support/com.hothe...Precipiceofdarkness1/ - this is where your save file will be, it will be the name you gave it.sv2 (~ = your home folder) -Next, make a ‘RainSlickEp1’ folder in the ‘Application Support’ directory. -Once this is done, place your PA1 .sv2 completed save file in here. -When you run PA2 you will be able to import your character properly (Hit new game and it will ask if you want to import your old character.) Enjoy, everyone! Now, for my review. Incredibly fun mix of a Lovecraftian horror RPG and Penny Arcade's particular brand of humor. If you like the strips, and enjoy a mix of RPG and Adventure gaming you're in for a treat, even if this is the last game in the series. :( Have fun!
This version is broken - I bought both episode 1 and 2 from the app store. Finished Episode 1 and enjoyed it, but episode 2 hasn't worked for me. First it didn't import my save from episode one. I got around this following instructions from another review. Then I noticed that my imported character had no feet. That was weird, but it didn't seem to affect gameplay so I ignored it. Finally, the game breaking bug was that the very first battle never ends. I defeat the enemy, but it never comes out of battle mode. I might try again, starting over with a whole new character, but this has been an extremely disappointing experience.
More Reviews for Current Version
One of the best games - Please read my review of episode 1 before reading this one. Episode 2 starts off where episode 1 left off, following the giant fruit f@#$ing robot. (Yes, that is the actual name of the robot, please do not flag me!) I enjoyed this game a lot and was well worth the money to play. Like the first episode, the game play is a timed turn-by-turn with buffs, anti-buffs, healing, and special items. What is different is the special moves are now much harder to pull off, but not too hard that it is impossible. Also, the language was a lot stronger (neither good nor bad) but is not spoken so still OK if you have little kids like me. Also, there were less minor stores and instead the few minor stories/bosses took longer to complete. This kept the game play more on track but may be a nagative if you like to figure out what to do next. What did not change is the humor. The programers are a bit twisted and the sense of humor was great as there were a couple of moments that made me laugh out loud. If you are a fan of humor like South Park or Family Guy then you will like both episode 1 and 2. -AR
Best $4 I've ever spent. - These games are so cheap but they're really, really, really good. I can't say for sure but I'd go as far to say you won't find another game even close to as good for $2 on here. If you're on Episode 2 you already know this to be true, so I'll just add a tip: Definitely import your character from Episode 1, there's another review that outlines the correct way to do it. I'm bummed out that they didn't include a way to do this automatically but it requires only a small amount of moving files and it works just fine! I would dock it a star for that, but for the price this game deserves nothing but 5 stars.
Mountain Lion Issues - I love the Penny Arcade Series and his game is no exception. i have a Retina macbook Pro and was experiencing difficulty with the program crashing at start-up. However, a quick re-download of the app and adjustment of the graphics to "high" seems to have done the trick. Just like an old fashioned turn-based RPG, but with a hilarious plot. Can't wait for Episode III to come to the app store!
The first part was fun so getting into the seond... - Aside from the language and humor it's kind of fun. The humor in part one was a lil low, but all-in-all the game was well done.
it was great when it worked - The game crashes on boot. You can't play it anymore. The game was great when it did work, but the developers apparently didn't care for it, or their fanbase. First, they abandoned the remaining two episodes (another developer picked it up later, but it's a completely different style and only episode 3 was released for Mac). When glitches prevented the game from working on Steam, they removed it from the store rather than fixing the issues, pretty much giving the middle finger to all Mac users who'd already paid.