I’m not the biggest Penny Arcade fan in the world, though I think those guys are pretty cool; I plan to go to PAX this year and I read the comic now and again. Ok, it’s not particularly time intensive, but give me a break.
I’m not even five minutes into the ludicrously long-titled adventure/action/RPG Penny Arcade game and I think I’m in love. A lot of the reviews have talked about how it’s a love-hate thing based almost entirely on how you feel about the comic’s sense of humour. I disagree.
For some odd reason, the world hates adventure games, unless they’re disguised as uber-violent shooters. What happened to the heyday of King’s Quest and Maniac Mansion?
Sigh. It’s almost a pity this game feels the need to have RPG trappings at all, but I won’t knock it. I could finally be coming around to living with episodic content. Maybe.