I bought, downloaded, installed, played, enjoyed and finished Ron Gilbert's Penny Arcade Adventures - Episode 1 (the brilliantly named On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness) over 3 months ago, and thus can't recall every little thing I loved about it, but I can assure you I loved it. I really did, and as I had promised to review the game ages ago, well, I thought I'd let you know. It actually is, you see, a fantastic game. Now, if you don't know what Penny Arcade Adventures is all about, you could read my previous more extensive post or, better yet, give the demo a try.
The game itself -provided I remember correctly, that is- fully delivers the goodies said demo promises. It's funny, at points hilarious, sports a truly weird lovecraftian plot that even comes to a satisfying end, some great dialog, excellent combat, light adventuring elements, exploration bits, RPG elements, jaw-dropping 2D cutscenes and a ridiculous amount of polish. What's more, the game is way longer than I expected, lasting me quite a bit more than 10 hours and that without any noticeable attempts to artificially lengthen it. So, my advice? Well, buy the game and please do consider this a review. A mini-review at least? Thank you.
Oh, and as the second episode of PAA has already been released, I'd suggest you give it a try too. Preferably by following this link. Having already tried the demo, I can assure you that, besides some minor enhancements, Episode 2 seems at least as intriguing as the first series installment. What fun.
Crayon Physics Deluxe, on the other hand, a brand new indie game suggested to me by dear NebachadnezzaR is not particularly funny. Then again, I'm pretty sure it was never supposed to be. Surely Crayon Physics was always meant as a rather impressive physics based puzzle game with innovative mechanics, a sandbox element, an intuitive interface and gorgeous graphics, that would go on and win the IGF Grand Prize of 2008. Apparently it succeeded. Hoorah! The demo of the thing is more than hefty too, mind.
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