Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
The Startling Developments Detective Agency springs into action as On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 begins, set in motion by a call from a mysterious source. The ever escalating perils on the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will season our tender heroes to their very core!
User reviews: Very Positive (320 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 25, 2012
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The Startling Developments Detective Agency springs into action as On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 begins, set in motion by a call from a mysterious source. The ever escalating perils on the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will season our tender heroes to their very core! Expect cunning evil doctors, a series of unexplainable thefts, a mysterious book of power, enigmatic supernatural forces, hoboids, roboids, time travelling dinosaurs, and more!

Key Features:

  • Old-School RPG style mixed with modern design sensibilities!
  • Bizarre and humorous story written by Penny Arcade & Zeboyd Games!
  • View the town of New Arcadia in all its pure, 16-bit glory!
  • 8-12 hour quest with even more content to be added later via free updates!
  • No random battles!
  • Gain the powers of the Tube Samurai, the Hobo, the Apocalypt, the Dinosorcerer, the Delusionist, and more through a unique multi-class job system!
  • Disrupt enemy attacks with powerful interrupt abilities!
  • Rechargable MP & items! Unleash your full power in every battle!
  • Leverage "Help-Yu," our haiku-based help system. An Industry first!
  • No previous experience with Rain-Slick 1 or 2 necessary!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional:Current version of Windows Media Player
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Before the release of final fantasy titles on steam, there was Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3. Bearing in mind that this game doesn't relate much to the previous two titles (as they were 3D games and developed by different team), you can easily go head first into this game without playing the others which is nice. The music is alright at setting the mood of the game. The dialogue and story is funny at times and quite unique.

The gameplay is like final fantasy 3 and 4. You start a few roles (i.e classes) for each character, but you unlock and can switch between more roles later in the game as your character levels up. The combat is similar to the 'Active Time Battle' system in final fantasy IV. Each character (including enemies) will have to wait until their portrait on the top screen passes a line before they are able to make a move. This may be seen as a good thing as you have some time to plan out moves for your characters, however the combat may seem slow to some (especially those who haven't played previous 2D final fantasy titles). There are a limited of monsters in each area and they don't respawn after you defeat them, but you can see them so you won't be walking into a trap. There is also a colliseum where you can easily grind to level up quicker if you wish. There are also some stores laying around which some decent items and equipment at decent to rediculously expensive prices.

Besides the normal campaign, there is also a prequel campaign that doesn't really offer much to the story, but contains more challenging monsters.

If you are looking for a cheap final fantasy-like game or never played any of them before you should try this game out. However, if you don't like turn base combat (like previous final fantasy games) you should stay away.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
It's Like Final Fantasy, Except you Fight Cthulhu, and you can play as a furry.

11/10

Best game Ive ever spent less than a dollar on.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This is for any old school turn based rpg players. It witty and addictive.

Highly Recommend.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Game is just not funny.
PA is not what it used to be.
Buy if your bored but don't expect any laughs\fun.
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24.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
A little stiff on the exploration and powering up. Also, the game isn't exactly funny or dark enough to be either or both, but the snob humor and the cute story plot grows on you.
Despite it all, the game have personality, good taste and a classic feel. Very entertaining :]
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10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
This got me into this amazing universe! Recommend it if your a fan of games that don't take themselves seriously 9/10
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13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
1 and 2 where grandly awesome.

3 is decent. 4 is Ok.

But let's be serious - you're not really in this for the game play.
You're in it for the humour. You're in it for the jokes.
You're in it for the insanity of awesome.
You're in it for the penny arcade.

This game delivers, and I do not regret buying it.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
The long-delayed sequel. Gone is the ability to make your own character; you'll be playing the PA guys the whole game. Also gone are the 3D polygon graphics and animation, replaced with SNES-esque sprites and tiles. This would be a big step back in some ways, but fortunately, the combat makes up for that. It's got some ideas borrowed from other games (like Grandia and FFT A2), and some new ones. The classes are also pretty interesting, and offer some good combinations. Fights are less plentiful than some games, but still relatively common, and the enemies are tough, so they can take a while.
I was annoyed by the fact that, if you stick with the same classes the whole game, you won't wind up with all of them capped out. To explain further, you start out with no class equipped and quickly gain your first set, then later get another set and the ability to equip a second. There will still be leftovers, however, and unequipped ones earn less exp than selected ones. Add in 2 more factors: the number of fights (and thus exp) in the game is limited (monsters don't respawn), and there's a bonus dungeon that can only be unlocked by maxing out all the classes. You can see how this would be frustrating, to finish the game and be stuck with no way to get into the bonus area. Now, there is an arena where you can fight stuff, but I'm not sure if they give much exp. Might try this later on.
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19 of 33 people (58%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I'm a little disappointed in this game. I truly am. The previous Penny Arcade games, in their 3D environment, semi-free-roaming capabilties, witty dialogue, character customization, and comic book-styled cutscenes were excellent, but this one...
I just can't bring myself to keep playing. It's become a 2D RPG-stylized game, and though it started out pretty alright, the required battling, which for the most part, is every enemy you see on screen, really started to bore the living fecal matter out of me. It was just too much. Between every fight, you regain all your stats fully, so there's really no urgency of healing, which could be taken as a blessing, but...I don't know...I felt less imersed in this game, less dedicated to the characters and outcome. Sure, the dialogue is witty, for the most part, but given the lackluster gameplay and visuals...it just wasn't fun. I would've rather just read a comic book with the same style and written dialogue without the non-stop RPG fights chewing up my time and killing me with boredom.
I'm genuinely sorry for not enjoying it more. I look forward to the next installment of Penny Arcade and hope for the best.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
PA3 takes a different approach than the first two games, but it still manages to keep the humor that drew me in to the series. Overall the game is pretty linear, but for a game that takes about 8 hours to clear I wouldn't expect a ton of exploration.

I rally like the battle system used. It is a nice twist on the standard turn-based system and the extra power of interrupts when in the "sweet spot" add a nice layer of complexity to something that could easily become boring.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Zeboyd takes the rain-slick series in a new direction, with outstanding results. Penny Arcade is more suited to this style of game than the first two installments. The battle system here is also an improvement. I consider this the apex of the series, since the battle system change in episode 4 isn't quite as good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Que dire... J'aime bien ce jeu. Il est bourré d'humour, bien ficelé, original... Rien que les classes optionnelles sont très drôles. L'univers qui ne cache pas sont côté rétro est très appréciable. Du délire en barre avec une mission bonus tout à fait valable.

Bon, il est trop court et trop linéaire, mais vaut mieux une petite tranche de délire qu'une grosse part d'ennui!

Sur ce je vais me faire la suite sans attendre.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness has a title that is immediately indicative of the brand of humour you'll find throughout. The writing in these games, courtesy of Penny Arcade writer Jerry Holkins, is everything you'd expect, but unfortunately you'll have to put up with a turn-based JRPG of sorts to see much of it.
In Ep 3, the developer, Hothead, has been dropped in favour of Zeboyd, and the accompanying total overhaul of the gameplay provides a much needed change of pace.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Soothing music, funny story and great artistic style. What's not to love?
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Great game. Great script. Odd Plot. Attacks have weird names and unique effects. Linear but fantastic soundtrack. Love it
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Great game will play again!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
The game had an interesting story, but the gameplay got old fast.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Some people play tennis, I how ever like to errode the human soul. 10/10
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
1 ♥♥
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
this game really sucks. its an overexaggurated waste of time that is not at all worth $4.99
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