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Psychonauts is funny, but is it good ?

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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 12:34:22 AM

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<nt>

No, actually, people keep telling it's funny but I haven't
seen a review in this group. Howzit ?

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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 12:34:23 AM

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Mils Michael wrote:
> <nt>
>
> No, actually, people keep telling it's funny but I haven't
> seen a review in this group. Howzit ?

I've played some of the demo and despite the fact it is a very console
style platformer there is enough imagination in the visuals and settings
to make me want to try the full thing, if you like the smell of Tim
Burton you'll appreciate this.

There appears to be some very endering characters and yes, they did make
me laugh...one little guy in particular who has to wear a little foil
hat to keep his powers under control is fantastic.

You will need a pad though.
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 12:34:23 AM

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Mils Michael wrote:

> No, actually, people keep telling it's funny but I haven't
> seen a review in this group. Howzit ?

If you like platformers, I'm sure you'll love it. If you don't, you may not.
I didn't care for it and quit a little more than a third of the way through.
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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 2:12:25 AM

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"Mils Michael" <mickmils@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> <nt>
>
> No, actually, people keep telling it's funny but I haven't
> seen a review in this group. Howzit ?
>
> -Moa Dragon

Jamie_Manic's post sums it up well, although I would add that I played it
through with keyboard and mouse and had no problems (although I'm sure that
a gamepad would indeed be better if you've got one). The 1.02 update
specifically adds options to make keyboard/mouse control easier.
June 11, 2005 4:29:48 AM

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"Mils Michael" <mickmils@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> <nt>
>
> No, actually, people keep telling it's funny but I haven't
> seen a review in this group. Howzit ?
>
> -Moa Dragon

There is a review in PCGamer this month. They were disappointed in the
first half-hour but found the other 20-odd hours 'mindblowing'. Gave it a
score of 89% - said it would have been higher but there are a few annoying
bugs. Not my type of game normally but the review did make it sound very
tempting.
June 11, 2005 4:47:31 AM

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"Shawk" <shawk@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote in message
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>
> "Mils Michael" <mickmils@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:D 8cmk3$fj0$1@news.tiscali.fr...
> > <nt>
> >
> > No, actually, people keep telling it's funny but I haven't
> > seen a review in this group. Howzit ?
> >
> > -Moa Dragon
>
> There is a review in PCGamer this month. They were disappointed in the
> first half-hour but found the other 20-odd hours 'mindblowing'. Gave it a
> score of 89% - said it would have been higher but there are a few annoying
> bugs. Not my type of game normally but the review did make it sound very
> tempting.
>
>
>

I would say that the first part of the game where you train to be a
psychonaut can be a bit dull, but it's necessary to build up the skills
you're going to need later in the game.

Once you get past this part, the game is fantastically inventive and fun.

Unfortunately, the last level is disappointing and brutally frustrating.
Also, I experienced frequent sound stuttering in the cut scenes throughout
the game. In spite of this, Psychonauts was extremely entertaining.
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 11:50:46 PM

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> There is a review in PCGamer this month. They were disappointed in the
> first half-hour but found the other 20-odd hours 'mindblowing'.

20 hours ?

I played for around 3 hours and I'm already passed the dance
party, according to a walkthrough, I'm already almost halfgame :|

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June 12, 2005 3:39:51 AM

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"Mils Michael" <mickmils@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > There is a review in PCGamer this month. They were disappointed in the
> > first half-hour but found the other 20-odd hours 'mindblowing'.
>
> 20 hours ?
>
> I played for around 3 hours and I'm already passed the dance
> party, according to a walkthrough, I'm already almost halfgame :|
>
> -Moa Dragon
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I don't know what walkthrough you're looking at but you're FAR from half way
(probably closer to 10%). The game hasn't even started yet - you're still in
the training phase.
June 12, 2005 4:34:36 AM

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"Mils Michael" <mickmils@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>> There is a review in PCGamer this month. They were disappointed in the
>> first half-hour but found the other 20-odd hours 'mindblowing'.
>
> 20 hours ?
>
> I played for around 3 hours and I'm already passed the dance
> party, according to a walkthrough, I'm already almost halfgame :|
>
> -Moa Dragon
>

Quote "About halfway through the 15 to 20 hours of play, the sheer volume of
brilliant jokes...."

I guess that they are actually playing the game - not following a
walkthrough.... you think?
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 4:39:07 PM

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> I guess that they are actually playing the game - not following a
> walkthrough.... you think?

Before being condescending, you could maybe explain me
how checking a walkthrough and following a walkthrough are
the same thing ?

I also would like to thank you very much to tell me I wasn't
playing the game. This was a great revelation
to me. I'll try to give more attention to that now.

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June 12, 2005 4:39:08 PM

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"Mils Michael" <mickmils@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>> I guess that they are actually playing the game - not following a
>> walkthrough.... you think?
>
> Before being condescending, you could maybe explain me
> how checking a walkthrough and following a walkthrough are
> the same thing ?
>
> I also would like to thank you very much to tell me I wasn't
> playing the game. This was a great revelation
> to me. I'll try to give more attention to that now.
>
> -Moa Dragon
>

OK - my bad - enjoy the game.
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 4:40:17 PM

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<snip>

I also would like to apology for thinking game reviewers
can be wrong sometimes.

-Moa Dragon


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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 10:26:42 AM

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Jamie_Manic wrote:

> I've played some of the demo and despite the fact it is a very console
> style platformer there is enough imagination in the visuals and
> settings to make me want to try the full thing, if you like the smell
> of Tim Burton you'll appreciate this.

I quite liked it too. The demo makes it appear to be a very basic
platformer, albeit one with very original graphics. They remind me of a
style used in a few recent French music videos (my memory fails me yet
again).

According to PC Gamer UK, the game gets far more involved after about
an hour, once your character has a mix of psychic powers and you have
to choose wisely.

> You will need a pad though.

Yup, for sure. Unfortunately, my play.com PSX->USB adaptor doesn't
adapt the right analogue joystick (used for camera control) correctly
(could be a driver problem.)

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