Psychonauts Demo

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 11, 2005 10:54am PDT

A Psychonauts demo has been released, allowing you to try out Double Fine's psychic action-adventure game which is being released on PC, Xbox and PS2 soon. In the demo you take control of Raz, "who is just beginning his stay at Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. Explore the campgrounds and meet your fellow eclectic campers before you journey into Coach Oleander's mental battlefield to test your Psycho-wits and abilities". Thanks GameSpot.

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  • Having played the demo, I can relate it very squarely to another great game.

    Conker's Bad Fur Day.

    Admittedly, the game lacks the comedic hilarity of Conker (the "jokes" are painful, at least in the demo... only a couple did I find even remotely funny more than annoying). But for some reason it feels alot easier and funner to play the actual platforming than Conker, probably because of the N64 framerate and controller, both of which sucked. Probably also because of Conker's camera (ugh).

    The visuals are even wackier than Conker. They're close, but this game is just *wierd*, and so are the visuals. Rarely does this happen. Conker had a great variety of worlds, but I remember it having more puzzles in it, and situations that needed solving... unfortunately this game seems to be mostly pure platforming with awkward, irritating FMV thrown in.

    That said, this game is VERY VERY similar to Conker's Bad Fur Day, and probably the new Conker on Xbox too (assuming Rare, which basically as far as I'm concerned is a mere shell of what it once was, doesn't toally screw it up).