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Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 is an indie action-adventure game developed by Zeboyd Games. It is the third part of the series.


The game is loosely based on Penny Arcade web-comic. Set in the 1920s version of Howard Phillips Lovecraft's novels, where the mysterious Doctor Blood steals the Necrowombicon, which can revive the dead. The world is on its way to complete annihilation. Tycho Brahe has to save humanity from oblivion.


At the beginning of the game, the players create their own unique character from scratch, as it is not possible to carry over your character from the last two games.

Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 is heavily inspired by titles like Final Fantasy. The gameplay consists of two main parts: combat and exploration.

The game features a turn-based combat system, like the one present in the Final Fantasy franchise with the player characters appearing on the left side of the screen and their enemies on the right. The players decide which abilities to use in their turn to either attack the enemies or defend themselves by using medkits or putting up shields. There are also several role-playing games in the game, as the players can level up their characters and unlock new skills and abilities.

During the exploration of the game's world the players learn more about the game's lore, find crucial items or take their time off upgrading their characters.

Release date
TinkerHouse Games
Zeboyd Games
Penny Arcade, Inc., TinkerHouse Inc.
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for PC

  • 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

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2
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The third Stanza of the Poem The third and fourth Parts of the funny "Penny Arcade" series was awarded to another Development Team. Zeboyd Games makes more classic RPGs with special Content and I am a Friend of this small Company as they offer their Games cheaply and show a Lot of Humor with Titles like "Chtulhu Saves The World." In Short, they are the Right Ones for the Job! Gameplay The third Episode plays differently by changing The Developer studio and thus very similar to Other Zeboyd Games games. The Game follows like all Of Zeboyd's titles the classic RPG, much like older "Final Fantasys." So there is a fight in 2D and every Character can take Action. The Opponents become stronger after each Round and after each Fight life and the Items are replenished. As the Game progresses, we will collect additional Charges for these and new Items, which can be further expanded in the Store. You also get more Game Classes, which you can assign to each of the 4 Characters, with each character having 3 Classes parallel at the End. I noticed particularly the creative Classes and the sometimes very different Fights. The different Classes allow good Combos to be created and old Skills to be upgraded with Level-Ups, so they remain meaningful. In addition, the Classes are sometimes beautifully silly, such as the "Hobo" ("Landstreicher") or the "Masochist." The places that can be visited are reached again via the World Map, although this bears a certain Resemblance to the World Map of "Super Mario World ..." Story The Story connects directly to the Predecessors and therefore Newcomers should of course start at the first Part. After the Events of the second Part, our Heroes go back to the promenade, where they defeated the pantomime Cthulhu (I don't think I'm writing this) and soon discover that Dr. Blood didn't have as honourable Intentions as he originally claimed ... The Story is hard to describe as I don't want to spoil and the Focus is of course on the Characters. These again lead the best and funniest Dialogues I have rarely seen in a Game and many word words are Used in Opponent Descriptions and Abilities. The Characters gain some Depth and of course the Poems come back and a new Stanza is revealed. Aside from Tycho and Gabriel, Tycho'S ex wife joins The Group and Jim. Well, and Jim is an old Colleague who had a "Workplace Accident" and now represents only a Skeleton in a pickled glass. But he can fight! At first I thought Jim was the old Main Character, which was still created in the Predecessors. However, there is an additional Campaign called "The Beginning of the End," in which we learn what happened to our former Character. Spoiler: The House is broken again! Graphicatic Sound Like all Of Zeboyd's games, the Games might have been created graphically and musically using the RPG maker. The Game has a loving 16 Pixel Styles and the Music Only joins it. The rather difficult English should be Mentioned. The Boys come from America and not only really use their English as a Native, but also often use old Terms, as they were common 100 Years ago. You can learn a Lot of Vocabulary and have any Fun. Conclusion "On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3" does have a Break in style by changing The developer studio, which does not hurt the Game. Even though the Style of the first two Parts fits the Game principle, Zeboyd Games does a damn good Job here and the most Important thing, the Humour, has remained the same. As one of the funniest, if difficult to understand, game Series, I can give a full Buy recommendation. In particular, the Titles of Zeboyd Title cost very little, which testifies to a good price/performance ratio. Did you like the Review? Then follow me in my Steam Group, where I write my Reviews as a Curator.
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