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KickStarter Psychonauts 2

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by hemtae, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    Still arguably the worst level of the game.
     
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    I never got the complaints about the Meat Circus. It definitely doesn’t have anything on Waterloo World, Black Velvetopia, Milkman Conspiracy, or Lungfishopolis, but I prefer it to Sasha’s shooting gallery or Gloria’s Theater.
     
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  3. kain30 Arbiter

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    This one flew completely under my radar. D1P!
     
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  4. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Same here. I just played it through like any levels, it was some time later when I read all the complaints about it. And I was like, what, there wasn't anything outrageous about it.
     
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  5. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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  6. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    Already pre-installed on Gamepass.:shredder:
     
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    Power Modifiers, Enemy Healthbars, Minibosses and about 4 new common enemies. Didn't expect the combat side of all things to get this much of an expansion over the original.
     
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  8. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    I revisited Rhombus of Ruin (as much as that is possible, considering I don't own a VR-set) to see if there is anything in there needed to help understand Psychonauts 2.

    I'll just quote Wikipedia here for the plot:

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    At the end of Psychonauts Raz is recognized as a talented PSI Cadet and is asked to join his tutors as a fully fledged Psychonaut. But as Raz prepares to leave Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp with his father, news arrives that Lili's father, the Grand Head of the Psychonauts Truman Zanotto, has been kidnapped. The team (Raz and Lili included) fly off in the Psychonauts' jet to rescue him. Using his Clairvoyance ability, Raz discovers Zanotto is being held at an abandoned Psychonaut research facility in the Rhombus of Ruin (a play on the Bermuda Triangle). The team travels into the Rhombus of Ruin, but the jet crashes before they can act.

    Raz awakens tied to a chair in the chamber Zanotto is being kept. Using his psychic abilities to explore the junk-filled ocean, Raz finds Sasha, Milla, Lili and Oleander trapped in hallucinations due to a Psylirium deposit below them. After freeing his team from their hallucinations, Raz is pulled back into the chamber by Zanotto's kidnapper, the insane ex-dentist Dr. Loboto. By using a Psycho-Portal given to him by Oleander, Raz enters Loboto's mind. There, he fights a gigantic version of Loboto and enters his memories, where Raz learns Loboto was once a psychic himself, and his parents disapproved of his abilities and had him sent to Thorney Towers where they lobotomize him, removing his psychic powers and driven him insane.

    After Raz exits Loboto's mind, Loboto seems to have a change of heart, but instead leaves Raz and the others and floods the base. They escape from the base with Zanotto, and the game ends with Lili telling her father about their adventures, and him shouting in disbelief that Raz is her boyfriend, unannounced to everyone, Loboto hijacked into the jets overhead bin.


    I think the key points here are:

    # Just like Psitanium can boost psychic abilities, Psylirium warps and dispels them. Don't be surprised if it makes an apperance.
    # Lili makes a new friend, Harold the rat. He 'plays' a supporting role in Rhombus of Ruin, and is on board the plane at the end. Let's see if he returns in the sequel.
    # Truman is barely conscious during a few key points in the game, but his mind is inaccessible to Raz.
    # During a 'making of'-video for Rhombus of Ruin it is revealed that the Psychonauts-games take place in the 1980s, though it's purposefully left vague "in case we need a piece of technology that we're stealing from the 90's."

    Finally, here's the reconstructed soundtrack to Rhombus of Ruin, enjoy!

     
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    If you're the living embodiment of [​IMG] then this video is all you need to get up to speed on the sequel:

     
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  11. Ivan Arcane

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    happy to see the warm reception the game's receiving. looking forward to playing :)

     
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    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-20-psychonauts-2-review

     
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    https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/psychonauts-2-review/

     
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  14. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    What the fuck is "DENTAL PHOBIA"? The dangerhairs are at it again

    p.s. Loved the original. Preloaded on game pass :smug:
     
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    I love going to the dentist. The grinding sounds and unique pain.
     
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  16. FuckLiefeldGiveMeChew Educated

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    I really hope this comes out in a couple of days. Psychonauts is among my favorite games, and I love that the real world is just as weird as the dream world in that game. Double Fine's quality varies wildly though the games are usually fun to some extent, but its games are always creative and humorous and worth playing to see what happens. I recently beat the game 100% after beating it a few times with lower levels of completion, and it was amazing and totally worth it. I like the idea that it will explore insanity to a greater extent and I hope that leads to even weirder settings.
     
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    I'm sure the idea of rotten teeth and purulent gums is a lot more appealing.
     
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    Of all the fucking kickstarters, this is one I didn't backed. I could have gotten this at half price, not $60 like the current price. :negative:Fuck me.
     
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    I'm glad the sequel is living up to everyone's lofty standards, but I ain't shelling out 60 Euroshekels for a grandiose one-off experience. 50% off though and DoubleFine will have another customer.
     
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    You can get it for $10 or whatever the sub cost is on game pass and then cancel if you don’t care about keeping it in your Steam library.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that level was made easier in the Steam update years ago? I do recall going thru it smoothly when I replayed the game on Steam after it received surprise big update at one point, whereas I almost dropped the game at the escort+platforming bit the first time I played it.
     
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    Haha, Russians have it for $14. Fuck you, EU!
     
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    Biggest problem of Meat circus was the camera, but once you get it, it isnt that bad, people over exaggerate the difficulty on that level. Two tries and I was at the end of the game, dunno why people wanted to nerf it that bad.
     
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    Fuck game pass.
     
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