A Psychic Odyssey Through the Minds of Misfits, Monsters, and Madmen. This classic action/adventure platformer from acclaimed developers Double Fine Productions follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin.Read full description
"In a world where one of the most common gamer laments is there's no originality in gaming anymore, Psychonauts is an incredibly enjoyable breath of fresh air." - GameSpy.com
"Psychonauts doesn't reinvent the platformer, but it still delivers an experience that feels wholly original in every aspect of its execution." - GameSpot.com
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A Psychic Odyssey Through the Minds of Misfits, Monsters, and Madmen.
This classic action/adventure platformer from acclaimed developers Double Fine Productions follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin. In his quest to join the Psychonauts--an elite group of international psychic secret agents--he breaks into their secret training facility: Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. But this is no average psychic summer camp! A mysterious villain has kidnapped Raz’s fellow campers and stolen their brains. Now he must use his psychic powers of Telekinesis, Levitation, and most of all his ability to project himself into the minds of others--to find the loose noodles and keep them from falling into the wrong hands. Fight mental demons! Uncover hidden memories! Sort emotional baggage! Explore the fantastic realm of the inner mind! Join the Psychonauts!
Psychonauts is Tim Schafer's overlooked masterpiece. It's a 3D action platformer set in a very imaginative world - or rather, a whole range of very imaginative worlds. I won't spoil anything because this game deserves to be discovered. Don't be fooled by its childish looks, while this game is absolutely suitable for kids there's also plenty to love for mature gamers.
As soon as you start up "Psychonauts," you will instantly be greeted with a style of game unlike any other. Its simple, yet complicated gameplay allows for a unique experience to the user. The technique and gameplay mechanics highly resemble games such as "Ratchet and Clank" and "Jak and Daxter" which allows for the player to personally connect to it. You can smash and break your way around a pretty open world, which also gives you lots of freedom. This game is definitely a game that must be played since it is so unique!
I was bored one day and I saw this game on sale, so I gave it a go. The game went beyond my expectations and made my spare time go by fast. The controls feels dated, as it is obviously made for controllers and it has many annoying sections. The characters and dialogue is the best I've seen in any game. The wit and humor carries the whole game through with the level design being exceptional. The best part is the game expects you to do the work while the game gives you the tools necessary. I can recommend the game at full price and during a sale, it is a must have. You can run the game on a potato and has personality that makes it stand out of the AAA mess. This is simply Tim Schafer's masterpiece. Just watch out for the Milkman.
I would love to gush and rave about Psychonauts, about the art style, characters, dialogue, humour and level design. I would love to, but I can't. I can't because of the god-awful controls. In fact, describing them as god-awful is being kind, they were so bad playing with a mouse and keyboard borderline impossible and playing with a controller, whilst vastly improved things, still wasn't great. Playing Psychonauts is like being sat at the cinema with some hyperactive toddler poking you in the eye every minute or so. No matter how good the film is, you can't enjoy it due to being constantly poked in the eye. Which is a genuine shame as Psychonauts is a great game, it's funny and weird and well-designed in terms of level design, character design and story. But just as you're in the middle of enjoying all that, along comes the poke in the eye and the controls overshadow the whole thing. There is simply no escaping the poke in the eye that is the controls. So, as much as I'd love to shout from the rooftops and tell the world to buy and play the game. I simply can't recommend it, I can't recommend that people endure being poked in the eye.
Every game developer has a magnum opus, a game by which all others they make are judged. Psychonauts is one such game. You take the role of Razputin, an acrobatic psychic attending a summer camp for psychics. Using your acrobatic and various psychic skills you will overcome all manner of obstacle, both in the real world and in the mind. The game might look dated, but just like the characters in the game, there is more to it than just what you see on the surface. Characters are far more complex then they appear, the story balances the silliness with the serious with glorious results, and the comedy is some of the best you will ever hear. Psychonauts is a gem of a living fossil: it was made a long time ago when platformers ruled the gaming industry and was so well made that it holds up today as a standout game that must be played.
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