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    Default Psychonauts (PC & XBOX) Impressions/Review Anyone?

    I have been waiting for this game for a very long time, and now that it is finally out, I either need to buy a new hard drive or an XBOX to play it. :/

    So to ease my pain, how about those who've tasted the goodness of this game let the rest of us know how it is? Psychonauts sounds like an awesome adventure-platformer, something of a rare duck, so one way or another, I'll be playing this one eventually.

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    Have you ever played one of those games where every aspect of the game was SO tight, SO polished and SO thoroughly tweaked that you couldn't believe it?

    I just described Psychonauts.

    It reminds me of the incredible stuff that Rare produced for the N64. Rare games had no flaws.

    The sad thing is that because it isn't a shooter, doesn't star Master Chief and doesn't have POW or MIA in the title, that the average Xbox owning moron will dismiss it as a kiddie game. Their loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc
    Have you ever played one of those games where every aspect of the game was SO tight, SO polished and SO thoroughly tweaked that you couldn't believe it?
    New to Tim Schafer games?

    See also: Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango

    But I'm glad to hear it turned out as well as I expected. Thanks for sharing that important tidbit, man. You can bet I'll play it as soon as I can.

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    GameSpot's review was fairly encouraging. I have to say, I haven't been all that excited by this game but I'll certainly listen to what you guys think of it when it hits the stores.

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    i've had my eye on this game...i thought at one point it went the way of malice. yea so i hope this game is really good. seemed very unique in its level designs, and over all game play.

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    Awh HELL NOES

    and now I just went a spent all my dosh
    sounds like a bloody good game if you ask me

    http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox/review/561517.html

    http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/561517.asp


    Excuse me I think I'll go and have a good cry now.....
    damn
    Go, go Ackman!

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    Yeah, I've been following this great game for quite awhile now. Of course, it seems that Psychonauts has been in development for five years, and I don't think that's too much of an overestimation.

    You can try out the great little demo they've made available to get a taste of things. Easiest place to download it is from FilePlanet.

    http://www.fileplanet.com/152193/150...ychonauts-Demo

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    this is another game I didn't know too much about except all the hype in the magazines. I don't really listento the magizne hype but I listen to you guys and I've been looking for a few good games for my Xbox so as soon as I can find a good deal on this game I'll give it a try (I still want to try Jade Empire as well).

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    I love platformers, and this game seems to be my type. Finaly a new series (hopefully) that doesnt involve guns in a platformer! (look at the new ratchet game....what have they done ><)

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    This game is so good I want to cry. Then again, I bought Grim Fandango four times, so I may be a little biased.

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    This looks liek another game that may push me to finally get me oneathem Xboxes I have Tron 2.0 but no system yet.

    From the creator of Grim Fandangom maybe all I needed to hear

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    A lot of you kids seem to really like that Invader Zim stuff, so it may please you to know that the lead character of Psychonauts is voiced by the same guy.

    Also, here is a random line of dialogue, paraphrased from memory:

    "Do you realize what this means?! A monster from the lake is stealing children's brains, and only you and I are around to do anything about it!"

    "Oh my god! Let's make out!!!"

    "...what?"

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    Default oh yeah!

    the game is phenomenal, period. easily the best take on the platform genre in years, and not because of the platforming, either. the game is SO well written that you'll never settle for cycling loops of dopey one-liners from any game character, and the mental aspect of the plot and gameplay may make some folks in therapy just fire their shrink and fire this one up when they need a session instead. you'll think more in psychonauts than you have in ages, not because the game is filled with puzzles and wacky bosses to beat, but because everything meshes so well together.

    g.

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    wow no wonder they're pimping this game so badly. Its pretty rare for a non sequal game to get TV commericals! In fact can anyone remeber the last non sequel to get televison commericals? I can't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Promophile
    wow no wonder they're pimping this game so badly. Its pretty rare for a non sequal game to get TV commericals! In fact can anyone remeber the last non sequel to get televison commericals? I can't!
    considering that we almost didn't even SEE this game at all (gee, thanks microsoft!), that's it's being "pimped" at all is a sign that you should just buy it, period. majesco rocks just for putting this out, but combined with their other console games this year, they're becoming quite a powerful east coast publisher.

    actually, i can think of a few games that didn't get sequels at all that had ads all over, but i see what you mean in terms of this not being a "2" or "III" or "XVII" or whatever.

    btw, if you're a smartiepants with massive cranial skills, head on over to www.psychoportals.com, sign up, and try to solve the puzzles for big prizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDorr3
    I love platformers, and this game seems to be my type. Finaly a new series (hopefully) that doesnt involve guns in a platformer! (look at the new ratchet game....what have they done ><)
    Or Shadow the Hedgehog?

    Hey, and the $5,000 prize for buying the golden disc copy of Psychonauts isn't bad either hehe

    Geelw, that link seems to be broken.

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    Default d'oh!

    bleh- so it is. head to the official site then: http://www.psychonauts.com/ - there should be a clicky-thru there.

    g.

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    someone please say something bad about the game It'll make me feel better, thanks :/
    Go, go Ackman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackman
    someone please say something bad about the game It'll make me feel better, thanks :/
    um... er... if you love mario games, you'll be sooooo disappointed that neither he, youshi, bowser, nor princess peach even put in so much as an appearance! what's wrong with them?

    actually, you might find one or two minor camera issues in some of the crazier spots, but, really, the game just rocks all kind of hard from start to finish.

    g.

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    Just finished the Xbox demo. All I can say is WOW, very tight with a very Tim Burton-ish vibe. I'll be picking it up tomorrow
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