PGJul 21, 2008Many feel this game is revolutionary and shatters rigid industry boundaries and proves that games are art. I am not one of those people. I find it to be a below average platformer with wonky controls and excessive amount of item collection to keep the player playing. The mental powers add an interesting dynamic, but the controls make them usually too difficult to use properly. Since it was realized the game would not be revolutionary in regards to actually playing it, the publisher decided to make a wacky story with odd characters and making each level inside people's minds which somewhat changes the gameplay from level to level, but it still comes down to hopping on platforms, collecting this, that, and the other thing, and mashing buttons to beat up bad guys. The story can be a tad hard to follow and is not spectacular either, though the voice acting and some of the wacky humour can be mildly entertaining. The too long, didn't read version: Overhyped by bandwagoners. Just go play a Mario game or something...there may not be story but at least you'll have fun.… Expand
Dec 30, 2012Psychonauts tries very hard to be wacky and funny, but I didn't find it engaging. The gameplay was mediocre, with control issues and lots of tedious collectibles, and I didn't care for any of the characters. I know others have raved about this game, but it's hit and miss, and it missed the mark for me.
Mar 6, 2012Positives: It's certainly original, which is nice to see these days (+3) It runs fine on my PC with no noticeable defects (+1) It's good to see more titles from independent developers (+1) As far as I can tell, the game is quite expensive, and power-ups are awarded in due course (+2) POSITIVE TOTAL: +7 Neutral: The Art style isn't to my liking, but it isn't bad. It's kind of cheesy, but that's not a good or bad thing.
Bad Camera Control, which is a very bad thing for a 3D platformer (-3)
Annoying amount of foreseeable backtracking, though I've only managed to play 94 minutes before giving up (-2)
The powerups are given out too slowly (-1)
The 'humor' is absolutely awful (-2)
EXTREMELY REPETITIVE, which is another major flaw for a platformer (-3)
Character voices are very grating (-1)
I'd like to go on, but I fear I've generated enough infamy by now.
NEGATIVE SCORE: -12
TOTAL SCORE: < -5
Having a total score of less than -5 puts it quite a bit below average, but it does have its good points, so it doesn't deserve a 0. Since I didn't pay full price (sales) i can deign to give it a lowly 2.
How anyone can find this game entertaining is beyond me, and if anyone wishes to provide me with a counter-argument, be my guest. It is currently the only game in my steam library (of over 110 games) that I have uninstalled.… Expand
Dec 13, 2012Terrible graphics and disgusting design, makes this one of the ugliest game I have ever played.
The controls are bad and lack preciseness. The game-play is repetitive with too much focus on collecting random stuff.
It's just a bad platformer, with little redeeming qualities.