Review - Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One

Developer: Hothead Games
Publisher: Hothead Games
Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360 Live Arcade, Mac OSX

This game has a ridiculously long title but that doesn't seem to put me off. Well, it's Precipice from here on in for convenience's sake.

Penny Arcade rocks - at least according to personally-held fact (that is, opinion). Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins have, since 1998, been consistently putting out damn funny material in the form of their Webcomic, Penny Arcade. It's essentially about two thirtysomething gaming freaks, Jonathan "Gabe" Gabriel and Tycho Brahe. The former is a Pac-Man-, Star Wars- and Patrick Swayze-obsessed man-child; the latter is tormented, deeply cynical and driven to alcoholism by his friend/nemesis/colleague. I could describe the strip in more detail, but it's pure humour is best experienced here, here and here.

I'm not normally judgmental, but if you can't get a single chuckle out of one of these three, you have no soul.