Pleasantly surprised. Many of today's games don't strike a chord with me, but this one had me hooked until the end!
s0cks1985 wrote this review on .
The last game which really got me hooked was Half-Life 2 and that's what? A year old now? It's very frustrating.
Anyway, I read about Psychonauts here on Gamespot so I thought wha tthe heck!? And went and purchased me a copy. Lets skip to the chase. First impressions were very good. OK the graphics are definitely not "next-generation" with a lot of stretched textures to keep the memory usage down. BUT! That is a good thing. All graphics cranked up and it runs beautifully. You don't have to worry about tweaking a setting here and there just to make it playable. The characters and voices are extremely well matched and everyone has there own interesting and kinda funny personalities. The gameplay is easy to learn, and the keyboard/mouse controls are very easy to use, so no need to spend money on a controller. The game itself is rather fun and quite amusing. Most parts are fairly simple, but some will get you a little frustrated. If you get stuck there is always your psychic master on hand to offer tips at any time.
Basically this game is fun. And because it is fun you get hooked. The story line is well thought out but I don't think it'll have you guessing and pondering. The game doesn't require much mental thought (how ironic). Though it can be interesting working out how to defeat an enemy.
It was worth the money. Took about 14hours to complete and I enjoyed it. Its a very refreshing change from the usual junk these days.
Buy buy buy!