Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4
Penny Arcade’s “On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4” concludes the saga of Tycho Brahe, Scion of The Long Project, and his almost certainly human partner Jonathan Gabriel. The world has been destroyed, but existence extends beyond this mortal plane in the gruesome Underhell!
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Penny Arcade’s “On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4” concludes the saga of Tycho Brahe, Scion of The Long Project, and his almost certainly human partner Jonathan Gabriel. The world has been destroyed, but existence extends beyond this mortal plane in the gruesome Underhell! The new game expands considerably on its predecessor in size, scope and gameplay. Create the ultimate fighting force by recruiting bizarre, occasionally disgusting monsters and teaming them up with the best trainer for the job!

Key Features

  • Old-School RPG style mixed with modern design sensibilities!
  • Bizarre and humorous story written by Penny Arcade & Zeboyd Games!
  • Over twice as many area maps as the previous game!
  • Explore the Underhell world (in all its traditional RPG glory) and discover its many secrets.
  • No random battles!
  • Music created by Hyperduck Soundworks (Dust: An Elysian Tail, Mojang's Scrolls)!
  • Recruit bizarre & powerful monsters like a sentient vending machine, an evil ice cream cone, a bug-crow... thing, and more!
  • Disrupt enemy attacks with powerful interrupt abilities!
  • Rechargeable MP & items! Unleash your full power in every battle!

Requisiti di sistema

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
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Dr. Blood
( 4.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 11 maggio
FISH FORCE! it what more do you want?
Ravenize > *
( 17.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 marzo
Episode 4 continued the trend started in 3: the story has slowed down, and the content is more about battle than dialogue. Violence over character development. There is some nice exploration available, and it's a good move that the overworld is no longer locked to a rails system.

Despite being significantly longer than 3 it feels like there was actually less content here. And what there is isn't that exciting. That makes this is a great example of a game that would've been improved by being shorter. It felt stretched too thin: a foregone conclusion to the series, made solely to wrap things up, not because anyone was interested in what was happening.

I much prefered playing as humans instead of these emotionless proxy creatures. They made me feel very removed from the combat. Since they were constantly changing and all had different powers it was a bit hard to keep track of them. So I locked down my party pretty early. I'm sure I didn't optimize very well, but I didn't really care as long as I could beat the bosses. Once you discover a couple overpowered strategies the system is a boring grind. Lather, rinse, repeat.

While there are some comical moments this final entry in the series leaves much to be desired. The ending fell flat, and didn't explain nearly enough. But it was an ending, and for that I'm grateful.
Astix
( 17.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 marzo
Worthy ending of this series, it keeps its original humour but in a new setting and with a combat system slighty different.
Personally, I consider the combat system the weakest trait, after a while it becomes a bit repetitive and boring, but overall it's a good game and there is no reason to skip it after playing the previous installments.
rjazz2
( 12.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 marzo
This game is too funny. Like, stop it. I'm gonna go to the bathroom and when I come back, it BETTER NOT BE AS FUNNY.
Kosh
( 1.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 marzo
Maybe it is a good game, but I hate retro jrpg.
-=LCS=- Arab_Guy
( 0.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 febbraio
If you like these old SNES-style RPG games, get it.
teh_444
( 8.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 febbraio
It is a decent continuation of "Precipice of Darkness 3". The story wasn't really compelling nor interesting, but the jokes and meta jokes really made up for it. I found the battle modes to be a bit challenging; you had to essentially 'test' out each ability/item combination at least once as the tooltips were less than useful. Additionally I found the battle music - specifically the electric guitar loop - to be infuriating. The battle sounds sometimes felt out of place as the sound sometimes didn't match up with the ability/tooltip - (ie.. a gun-shot noise on a non-gun ability).
I think the fantastic hidden gem in this game was the Fish Force song... that was absolutely great.

I'd say if you enjoyed "Precipice of Darkness 3", you will probably enjoy this 4th installment.

Go Fish Force!
Hengleford
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 19 gennaio
Not as good as 3....

Just isn't.
Zerenade
( 2.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 11 dicembre 2015
Pretty wierd game, I got this game in a bundle, but I wonder who literally just buy this game! XD
<Fapman Reborn>
( 13.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 ottobre 2015
This game is awesome. A fitting ending to the series.
The story picks up where the third game ended, as our casts thrown into the abyss they have to finish their job of destroying the world and finds out what happened to Tycho in the process.

The game itself is improving what the previous games did. Fixing the linearity of the previous game by adding world map and much bigger, unique and interesting dungeons. Music are AMAZING. Totally different from the 3rd game.
Characters now aren't involved in battle instead they use demonic spawns they found in the underworld to fight other monsters ala Pokemon. With characters acting as trainers and giving them osnters bonus in stats and skills as they leveled up. Giving some sorts of customization.

Jokes are great and the game is bigger and way more epic than the prevs one.
If you have finished the 3rd game this game is a must to play.
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1.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 luglio 2013
Bellissimo come il suo predecessore, mi dispiace molto che non sia molto conosciuto, veramente, meriterebbe molto di più :(, io a 2,50€ ho preso un gioco che è molto meglio di tutti i soliti (e a volte anche stupidi) giochi da 50/60 € messi insieme, anche per chi non ama il genere può per 5€ essere un buonissimo acquisto. Consigliatissimo.
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1.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 giugno 2015
+ Dialoghi divertenti, umorismo folle
+ Buon sistema di battaglia svecchia un po' la formula ATB dei Final Fantasy
+ Degna conclusione di una delle migliori storie videoludiche degli ultimi anni

-In fin dei conti i contenuti non sono tantissimi.

Per la recensione completa dell'espidosio 3 & 4 insieme leggere QUI
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19.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 giugno 2015
English:
you will get an orb named Roy Orbison.

Italiano:
Penny Arcade 4 è il capitolo finale della saga e per farla estremamente breve è un "more of the same" del capitolo 3.

Detto ciò, non posso che plaudire gli sviluppatori che hanno fatto del loro meglio per inserire modifiche sufficienti per differenziarlo pur lasciando intatti l'ottimo sistema di combattimento a turni e l'impronta nettamente JRPG.

Se nel cap. 3 avete un party di 4 personaggi con 3 skill (di cui 2 modificabili liberamente tra un combattimento e l'altro), qui invece i personaggi umani sono allenatori di creature varie che troverete all'inferno (sì, siete all'inferno e poi nel sotto-inferno e poi nel sotto-sotto-inferno che - incredibile a dirsi - si trova sotto il sotto-inferno. Ehrm.) durante il vostro peregrinare.
Ogni creatura avrà il suo set di skill che andrà combinato con quello proprio dell'allenatore, allenatore che si potrà cambiare a piacere.

Durante il combattimento, sbloccato l'oggetto "Switch", potrete anche sostituire una creatura con un'altra.

Le creature alla fine del gioco saranno parecchie, pertanto vi ritroverete con molte combinazioni possibili del vostro party. Inoltre ogni allenatore permette la crescita di certe skill piuttosto che altre allo scatto di livello, e considerando che potete cambiare allenatore a piacere questo permette di sviluppare con un po' di elasticità i propri mostriciattoli (tra cui segnalo Vendor, un temibile (??) distributore di bibite).

Questa modifica nell'impostazione del party diventa anche una scappatoia narrativa. Siccome il 3. capitolo continua in maniera diretta la storia del 4., la domanda che tutti si potrebbero fare all'inizio è: posso importare il mio party già tutto a livello 40?
No non si può, perchè siete all'inferno ora e gli umani non possono combattere per uccidere i già morti. Potete però usare i non-morti (le creature) man mano che le trovate.
Insomma, a mio giudizio una scappatoia migliore di quella di tanti giochi di ruolo del tipo "sei un eroe immortale ma un giorno hai perso la memoria e ora sai malapena camminare" (si The Witcher, sto guardando te).

Così come il capitolo 3 le vere soddisfazioni nel combattimento le otterrete giocando a livello Veteran (3. su 4 disponibili). A livello Normale troppo spesso sarà solo un "carica il mana e picchia-forte" senza troppo pensarci, mentre a livello Veteran è assolutamente necessario giocare di strategia come si deve con tutte le skill senza buttarsi a testa bassa nei soli attacchi.
In questo 4. capitolo peraltro sembra meglio distribuita che nel 3. la varietà dei punti deboli (fuoco, acqua, magia nera ecc.) degli avversari.

Per concludere: se vi piace il genere e se vi sono piaciuti i capitoli precedenti, giocatelo.
Se non avete giocato il 3. partite da quello e prendete l'accoppiata che viene via con poco per una longevità buona: ogni capitolo completando tutto o quasi a livello Veteran vi porterà via una 20ina di ore senza problemi senza annoiarvi, non male per il prezzo.
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54 persone su 65 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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21.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 gennaio 2014
the combat becomes unbearably repetitive mostly because one is so keen to rather keep experiencing the funny dialogue, and humorous but also dramatic story, so you end up steaming along trying to get it all done in one go, but every path is blocked by constant fights.

fortunately you can speed thru the fights by decreasing the game difficulty to "easy" (at any time) and holding down a certain key (i forget which) to accelerate the animations. I do recommend this game, but play it on easy. Combat mechanic is just too meh to bother with.

thats not to say that the combat is awful, its just that there is about 15+ hours worth of combat and thats way too much for what ends up being recylcing the same abilities in the same order again, and again....and again.....and again.

...and again.
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28 persone su 34 (82%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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16.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 luglio 2013
If you like 16-bit era RPG's and Penny Arcade humor, you can't really go wrong with these two games. They're each good for around 12-16 hours.

The combat can get a bit tedious as you wind up doing the same abilities repeatedly, but it is mixed up somewhat in the 4th title by having the focus switch between 2 parties through most of the game.

The story is cheese but the humor will see you through to the end. All in all they are well worth their cheap price.
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1.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 dicembre 2014
This game has a Furry mode that makes the characters furries. See that girl there with the red hair? She becomes a fox. No joke. I'm serious. Tycho is a lion, and Gabe is a pink pony.

Laugh at me now, sure, but the thing is, anyone I know who would actually end up buying this game will probably be doing so for only that specific reason. That is just the demographic that I, for some reason, have ended up surrounding myself with. So, there's that.

That aside, it's a pretty funny game.
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17 persone su 20 (85%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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56.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 febbraio 2014
Awesome old-school style RPG, with simple mechanics, sick pixel graphics and epic battle and locations music. And dont forget hilarious outside-the-box characters who never seize to amaze with their bold actions and unexpected plot twists. Every one lacking some different RPG experience should pick and try this game or even the whole series.
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17.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 luglio 2013
PA'sOtRSPoD4 is the conclusion to the Penny Arcade 16-bit throwback RPG saga. It maintains the same look and gameplay as the previous game in the series. As with the previous game, the battle mechanics are unique and overall decent, plus there are tons of options and strategies to play around with. This time, Instead of having "pins" with special abilities that can be assigned to characters, you now have a zoo's worth of cutesy and/or weird Pokemon-esque monsters to do your bidding. Each monster has its own set of abilities and attacks, so you have no shortage of options to find a play-style and team combination that works for you. The main characters from the previous game all return and the story continues in the same strange and often amusing fashion. All is fine on that front, and the saga comes to a satisfying conclusion. Overall, the game seemed a bit easier than the previous one, but you have the option to change the difficulty at any time, in case you want a steeper challenge or can't get by a particular battle. In summary, this is a worthy conclusion to the series, assuming you have played and enjoyed the previous games. If neither of those things is the case, then I'm not sure I would recommend it unless you are a mega-huge fan of old-school RPGs and Penny Arcade. It's a passable game, but only has niche appeal. For existing fans of the series, I'd give it a solid B or B+, and for non-fans who are into 16-bit RPGs maybe a C or B-.
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15.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 dicembre 2013
Definitely the best Zeboyd game to date. Major improvements over the the last 3 games. Much less linear than Precipice 3. Though still technically a linear RPG, there is an overworld that opens up more the further you get, and once again there are towns with people to chat with.

While the graphics are technically about the same as Precipice 3, there is much more detail, making lush environments and a really beautiful Overworld Map. Hyperduck did a great job with the music. Great game.

Had two problems though, that personally kept it JUST shy of FF6/Chrono Trigger levels of awesome:

1: Still using the same Main Menu and Victory/Level Up/Death resources. This drives me crazy because everything else in the game is so much better than their older games, and these would have not taken much time to update. It was ok on the other games, but honestly...it didn't even look good on BoDVII. It was an NES title but the Victory messages still looked like some crap they made in paint and tossed in there. The better the games look, the worse those messages look.

2: Few interactive objects. No examining Bookshelves or Dressers. Almost nothing you click has an effect, except for signs in one area, and few statues here and there. Big deal to me. *shrugs*
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17.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 marzo
Episode 4 continued the trend started in 3: the story has slowed down, and the content is more about battle than dialogue. Violence over character development. There is some nice exploration available, and it's a good move that the overworld is no longer locked to a rails system.

Despite being significantly longer than 3 it feels like there was actually less content here. And what there is isn't that exciting. That makes this is a great example of a game that would've been improved by being shorter. It felt stretched too thin: a foregone conclusion to the series, made solely to wrap things up, not because anyone was interested in what was happening.

I much prefered playing as humans instead of these emotionless proxy creatures. They made me feel very removed from the combat. Since they were constantly changing and all had different powers it was a bit hard to keep track of them. So I locked down my party pretty early. I'm sure I didn't optimize very well, but I didn't really care as long as I could beat the bosses. Once you discover a couple overpowered strategies the system is a boring grind. Lather, rinse, repeat.

While there are some comical moments this final entry in the series leaves much to be desired. The ending fell flat, and didn't explain nearly enough. But it was an ending, and for that I'm grateful.
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