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Re: Psychonauts 2 is out!
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2021, 08:34:38 PM »
Christ, this game is massive. I’ve been playing for approx. 30 hours now, and I think I’ve *finally* reached the endgame. However, I’ve been thinking that for the last 5 hours or so, but I think this is finally, finally it. So for anyone having read that this game is short, don’t listen. It is fucking HUGE!

Granted, I like to explore and pick up what I can get (you can probably knock about 5 hours off from exploring the big open world area), but I’m no completionist, and I haven’t really been stuck on any bosses, and it’s still taken me this long. And boy, has it been worth it!

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« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2021, 09:15:28 PM »
Yeah, I saw the credits at around 24-25 hrs, by which point I'd collected probably over 90% of all the stuff. Debating going back in to finish it off, just because the worlds are nice enough to be in, there's a bunch of post-game dialogue and hey, I'm so close already. Hunting down figments is definitely an arse though, I recommend youtube guides. Found one where a commenter had even cross-referenced times in the video with which figment it was on the list, which became probably my fav. youtube comment of all time.

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« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2021, 09:21:12 AM »
Well, a couple of hours later...


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« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2021, 05:35:05 PM »
Well, a couple of hours later...



Oooh, nice! After 3 more hours of playing from last night, I’m finally done. And while I’ve probably picked up between 90 to 95 percent of items in general, I’ll leave it at that, and won’t go back to 100% the game. As good as it is, I just can’t be bothered.

I’ll write some more about it later, but for me, this is game of the year, no question, and the best game I’ve played since Nier: Automata. And is it better than the first? Hell, yes, it is!

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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2021, 07:11:19 PM »
Really. struggling with this tbh. It looks great and it's inventive and it's utterly charming, but I'm finding the combat and the levitation so clunky and frustrating. The boss fights seem to be more about dodging and circle-strafing more than getting skilled with all that oh-so-inventive psychic weaponry. It feels a bit like playing Control but with less, er, control.

Also I'm finding Raz's voice really fucking annoying. At this stage hearing him scream "AAAAARRRGGGH!" is my main motivation for not dying.

I want to love this, I really do, but I'm past the casino and back at the hospital fighting the Big Censor now and it hasn't clicked for me yet- is that point not far off, or is this just not for me?

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« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2021, 09:02:44 AM »
I want to love this, I really do, but I'm past the casino and back at the hospital fighting the Big Censor now and it hasn't clicked for me yet- is that point not far off, or is this just not for me?

You’re not far from the point when the game really opens up. Well, you’ve still got a few areas and a big boss fight to go, but after that, you get access to a massive area outside the Motherlobe where there are no enemies to fight, just a big, open, platforming-based world to explore, with tons of items and secrets to find. To me, that was the best part of the game.

Top tip: Max out the pyromancy power as soon as possible. It’s very powerful in combat and comes in very handy when exploring, especially when you want to gather Psitanium.



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« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2021, 11:37:01 AM »
I actually quite like the combat as it has a good depth to it for what it is.

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« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2021, 01:22:03 PM »
Cheers for the tips, SFO!

Just got to the roulette table/maternity ward bit. Blimey, that couple gambling for a baby (ie, IVF) when "the house always wins"- that's really quite sad and poigniant!

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Re: Psychonauts 2 is out!
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2021, 01:09:43 AM »
Just met with Lady Luctopus and nah, that's me out, sorry. Had a few goes trying to grab those heat bulbs and throw them only to find nothing happened at all or they just blew up in my face, and I'd have done fuck all but somehow lost three fists' worth of health. Plus so many times when I thought I'd timed a simple jump perfectly only to hear Raz's reedy "AAAARRGGGH" for the fifty billionth pissing bastard time... nah, fuck this- I don't care if a game is beautiful and worthy and oh so very clever, if the controls are so clunky it's no fun to play it can get to fuck.

Go and play Control instead. As people have said here before it's nothing really new or innovative but it all just works really well. Lots of lovely psychic powers which you can actually fucking use.

"A wonderful world stuck in a frustrating game" is exactly what this is:

https://www.gameinformer.com/hands-on-preview/2021/07/19/psychonauts-2-preview-a-wonderful-world-stuck-in-a-frustrating-game
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« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2021, 04:47:47 AM »
Just met with Lady Luctopus and nah, that's me out, sorry. Had a few goes trying to grab those heat bulbs and throw them only to find nothing happened at all or they just blew up in my face, and I'd have done fuck all but somehow lost three fists' worth of health. Plus so many times when I thought I'd timed a simple jump perfectly only to hear Raz's reedy "AAAARRGGGH" for the fifty billionth pissing bastard time... nah, fuck this- I don't care if a game is beautiful and worthy and oh so very clever, if the controls are so clunky it's no fun to play it can get to fuck.

Go and play Control instead. As people have said here before it's nothing really new or innovative but it all just works really well. Lots of lovely psychic powers which you can actually fucking use.

"A wonderful world stuck in a frustrating game" is exactly what this is:

https://www.gameinformer.com/hands-on-preview/2021/07/19/psychonauts-2-preview-a-wonderful-world-stuck-in-a-frustrating-game

I played the original this week for the first time and had the same experience. Was hoping they would have improved the control issues in the intervening decade and a half, but it sounds like they haven’t. Won’t be adding this to the top of my pile as I was expecting to before I played the first game.

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Re: Psychonauts 2 is out!
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2021, 08:30:50 AM »
Strange I had a piss easy time with it and thought the controls were gloriously accessible.

Weird.

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« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2021, 10:27:44 AM »
The first game was pretty much defined as brilliant world, shit gameplay*. I think it wouldn't feel like a sequel if it wasn't the same.


(*although I found it OK. Maybe playing 8 bit platformers meant I was used to it?)

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Re: Psychonauts 2 is out!
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2021, 10:29:03 AM »
Oh, is there any easy/cheap way to get this on Ps4?

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« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2021, 11:51:17 AM »
I'm horrendously mal-coordinated, found Psychonauts (1) very frustrating, and I'm getting on with this one pretty - something of the luck of the draw?

(I can't compare to Control because it keeps crashing on my computer.)

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« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2021, 07:40:23 PM »
Strange I had a piss easy time with it and thought the controls were gloriously accessible.

Same.

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