Indie Games Spotlight for July 1st, 2012

By mancide, 6 years ago
Penny Arcade's Rainslick 3 has had an interesting journey to your Xbox. This week's Indie Game Spotlight title finishes up the story started by the previous two Xbox LIVE Arcade titles of the same name.

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Penny Arcade and Zeboyd Games present: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3! An RPG in the classic style! The Startling Developments Detective Agency springs into action as “On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3” begins, set in motion by a call from a mysterious source! Interrupt enemy attacks! Gain power with a unique multi-class job system! No experience with Rain-Slick 1 & 2 necessary!

RELEASE DATE: 6/29/2012
DEVELOPER: Zeboyd Games
GENRE: Role Playing

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Rainslick 3 melds nostalgic 16-bit era graphics, with a modern game design to bring you the best entry in this series. Complete with the long-winded humor you expect from Tycho and Gabe, this game expands on the lore set in the first two titles.

Cthulu Saves the World developer Zeboyd Games has brought us a game reminiscent of RPGs from the Super Nintendo era, melded with the razor sharp wit of Penny Arcade. A thoroughly revamped combat system makes this entry play distinctly different from the two previous titles in the series. Fans of the comics will not be disappointed. Fans of classic RPGs will not be disgruntled. Fans who lie in the overlapping cross-section of the Venn diagram for these two traits will not be able to contain themselves.

The streamlined combat system keeps the pace fast and, most importantly, fun. The updated take on classic class types makes this a truly a modern game. If it seems like I'm throwing a lot of praise at this game, it's because quite simply this is one of the best indie titles to come to the Xbox Live Indie Games platform.

This highly praised game does not come cheap, however. Priced at 400 MSP, this is quite frankly, the most expensive Indie Games title we have highlighted. But don't let the steep price-point turn you away, this game will entertain you well beyond the $5 you have invested in Rainslick 3 to add it to your collection.

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Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.