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Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.
Play is a combination of exploring, running and jumping to reach new areas and the use of your different psychic abilities to solve puzzles. Like the Mental Connection power that lets you interact with the world, engage with characters and traverse to new areas.
Psychonauts 2 picks up after the original Psychonauts, with Raz having just helped rescue head Psychonaut Truman Zanotto. You soon discover that the Psychonauts organization has been taken over by its second-in-command, and psychic research has been directed away from peacekeeping towards necromancy. You are soon called upon to use your powers to stop the change of tack before the secret plan is executed that will bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead.
The original game has a checkered past. Considered a commercial failure but loved by critics for its characters and writing. It earned a cult following that has long been campaigning for this sequel. In 2015, developer Double Fine successfully crowdfunded $3,829,024 to develop the game.
Like the original, the sequel offers a combination of psychedelic environments, tight platforming, and involving characters to meet, fight and talk to. It's the Yellow Submarine of video games:
- Psychonauts (2005) on Xbox, PC, PlayStation 2, Mac, PS4.
- Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin (2017) is a first-person virtual reality adventure on the PlayStation 4 and PC for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. It is a point-and-click adventure that bridges the events between Psychonauts and Psychonauts 2.
- Psychonauts 2 (2021) PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S PC, Mac,
Release Date: 25/08/2021
Price: 67% off
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS2, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Accessibility: 23 features
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need a combination of platforming skill and adventure puzzle solving to progress. Younger players may miss the metaphors of the story but can still enjoy the challenge and characters.
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You can adjust the difficulty by opting to turn of Fall Damage, turn on being invincible or select Narrative combat to increase the amount of damage you do.
As well as remapping buttons you can map multiple buttons to a single button, which with careful selecting can reduce the number of buttons you require. You can opt to press jump three times to glide, rather than having to press a second button after the jump button to glide. You can opt for a fourth button press to automatically go into Levitation Ball.
You can opt to Lock On in combat with a press, hold or hybrid of the two. Accessing the Radial menu also has the same option of a press, hold or hybird.
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