Psychonauts (2005)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 April 2005 (USA)
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Against his father's wishes, a young psychic prodigy named Razputin ("Raz" for short) leaves his life in the circus and sneaks into Whispering Rock, a summer camp where young psychics like ... See full summary »

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Against his father's wishes, a young psychic prodigy named Razputin ("Raz" for short) leaves his life in the circus and sneaks into Whispering Rock, a summer camp where young psychics like him can learn to use their powers, and maybe someday become "Psychonauts", psychic secret agents who battle the forces of evil. Raz manages to impress the camp's head counselor, Morceau Oleander, as well as visiting Psychonauts Sasha Nein and Milla Vodello, who agree to let him stay... but only until his father comes to pick him up. But something's amiss at Whispering Rock: a sinister force is stealing the brains from Raz's fellow campers, leaving them mindless, TV-obsessed zombies. Raz decides to put his growing arsenal of psychic powers to good use and investigate the strange goings-on. Along the way, he'll journey into the minds of those around him, and face perils ranging from mad scientists to giant monsters to the psychotic mental constructs lurking within the deranged minds of insane asylum ... Written by Andrew P.

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The game had publishing problems for a while. Originally, it was set to be an Xbox-exclusive published by Microsoft. For some reason, Microsoft got rid of the game and it went into limbo. Eventually, Majesco picked it up, and changed it from an Xbox-exclusive to an Xbox, PS2, and PC game. See more »

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Bonita Soleil: I couldn't hear him much at all, really, until Gloria's mother hit the stage.
Raz: He didn't like her performance either?
Bonita Soleil: No, I mean "hit the stage," kersplat! Jumped from the catwalks while Gloria was in Paris.
Raz: ...Ew.
Raz: Yeah, that's what the janitor said, too.
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Best story/characters/writing since the golden age of Lucas Arts!
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If you grew up hooked on quirky, funny Lucas Arts adventure games like Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion/Day of the Tentacle, and so on, this game is for you. You might not realize it, since it's disguised as an action-packed 3D platformer, but this game has the heart of any of those greats. You spend as much time exploring, talking and finding/using items as you do smashing and burning things with your awesome psychic powers. The dialogue is hilarious, the voice acting is superb (anyone notice that Raz is actually Zim, from Invader Zim?), and there are plenty of funny gems to be found by those who think creatively enough to find them (light a squirrel on fire for some funny lines from Raz, for example). The only problem is the action and difficulty level is a bit inconsistent throughout: some levels are excruciatingly difficult and some are a breeze, in no particular order. However, the overall fun and vision of the game is more than enough to keep you pressing through the more frustrating moments. Definitely a must-play.


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