XBLA this week: Penny Arcade Adventures
Hitting Xbox Live Arcade this week is the first game to bare the hilariously-awesome Penny Arcade name. On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One from Vancouver based Hothead Games drops on Wednesday, May 21 for 1600 MS Points. Beefier than your standard XBLA release, and also hitting PC for $19.99, Episode One promises a 7-10 hour RPG experience with all the unique hilarity that made Penny Arcade famous.
Still on the fence about the game? Check out our hands-on impressions from the recent Microsoft Press Event or check out the demo when it lands.
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Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
5-19-2008 @ 12:40PM
I'm too poor and only vaguely interested, but thank god for demos.
5-19-2008 @ 12:55PM
Will we get access to download the PC version as well with an XBLA purchase?
If you buy a computer release you can download OSX, Windows, or Linux releases. Or so I read somewhere...
5-19-2008 @ 12:56PM
Gemini Ace said...
5-19-2008 @ 12:59PM
7-10 hour rpg for 20 bucks ain't bad, thats easily a lot longer than any other arcade game.
5-19-2008 @ 1:16PM
Versus Undertow? Versus Assault Wars?
Not that there's much of a multiplayer aspect (I don't ever see people playing) - but that's a possibility and the quality of the games themselves is top shelf, and really fun.
Do they offer 7 hours? Well maybe they offer 5, if this game is really FUN for 7 hours, well hell I'll spend the money. I bought God of War for the PSP knowing that it was around about 5 - 10 hours, but the quality was there and it was worth my 30 or 40 (now 20, jerks)
So... whatever. I'll wait for reviews, since I was never a consistent Penny Arcade reader.
5-19-2008 @ 1:15PM
Mass Effect & GTA give you more than 3 times that hours of gameplay, for 3 times the cost. I think $20 is just a bit too pricey for this game. I love Penny Arcade, but I'm going to pass on this one until its an Arcade hit, for 800 points.
5-19-2008 @ 1:51PM
And before anyone says, "It's ONLY $20," give me $20 and I'll buy it...
5-19-2008 @ 1:24PM
baby sea tuna said...
5-19-2008 @ 1:37PM
Not enough points and I'm too hooked on GTA IV.
I'll try a demo and read the reviews.If it scores above 8.5 in metacritic I might buy it.
5-19-2008 @ 1:40PM
I meant "I don't have enought points right now".
This game better be good,not a lot people will drop 20$ for an arcade game even less for a webcomic themed game.
If this scores below 8.0 they better low the price to 800 Ms points.
5-19-2008 @ 2:03PM
$20 per episode X 4 episodes = $80
Thanks but no thanks, Gabe and Tycho. I guess it's OK to fleece your customers as long as you're not EA or Sony.
5-19-2008 @ 3:35PM
5-19-2008 @ 4:12PM
Gemini Ace said...
Is it really going to be $20 per episode?
5-19-2008 @ 5:30PM
I hope not, all I know is the first one is $20, they're alll stand alone and they haven't said any others will be cheaper.
5-19-2008 @ 2:31PM
RROD on my box anyway do ill have to wait.
5-19-2008 @ 3:07PM
I would like to get this, but this week I've got too much other stuff to buy. Cinema ticket to Indiana Jones, Popcorn for said movie, Age of Conan, Rock Band (which if it was cheaper here, I'd probably have enough)
5-19-2008 @ 3:07PM
ZEBRA NINER said...
I was really looking forward to this one. I've seen a couple of good reviews. I'm not sure I want to cross that line, and drop the $20. This could be the tester game for Microsoft, testing to see how much we are willing to pay for an XBLA game.
5-19-2008 @ 3:23PM
I don't get why everyone is so upset about the price.
$20 for 7-10 hours. That's $60 for 21-30 hours at three episodes - more hours than you get from a lot of off-the-shelf games.
And since when is a game judged by dollars per hour anyway?
Portal was what - three hours? By itself for PC it's around $20, and that is a very good deal for what you get.
5-19-2008 @ 4:17PM
The difference is that Portal was written by people who are actually funny.
5-19-2008 @ 6:39PM
"$20 for 7-10 hours."
Yeah and compare that to other games on XBLA that are $10 for 7-10 hours.
Lumines breaks their release down in to "packs" and everyone goes crazy at the price of the total game if you bought everything. PA breaks theirs down in to "episodes" and people are doing math to justify how $60 for that much content is a good thing?