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« on: March 15, 2005, 09:49:53 PM »

Here`s some info on this if you haven`t heard or read about it yet(Which I find hard to believe)http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/561517.asp
 It looks like it`s FINALLY coming out next month on xbox(I think other platforms too). After watching some of the movies I`m starting to look forward to this one. It has a crazy look to it, and what appears to be fun platforming action w/ a twist. I`m thinking this would be good(if it gets good reviews and turns out good)for the wife and I to play once we finish beyond good and evil and BG:DA2. Anyone else looking forward to this one?
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2005, 11:14:29 PM »

They had me at Tim Schafer.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005, 12:05:36 AM »

IN!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005, 12:08:15 AM »

I'm definitely looking forward to it, although I'll be waiting until the price comes down some.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2005, 09:40:25 AM »

I`ll probably wait on the price to drop a bit too. Too many good games recently :wink: .
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2005, 10:14:24 AM »

The demo will be on this next month's OXM disc.

and I'm definitely IN
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2005, 07:51:23 PM »

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The demo will be on this next month's OXM disc.

and I'm definitely IN


 Did they say that in this months mag? I haven`t read all of it yet(all 4 pages of this incredibly thin mag :wink: ).
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2005, 07:59:23 PM »

I think this looks cool as well, would like to try a demo of it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2005, 10:34:44 PM »

So, any word on that demo? Did they (OXM) say there would be a demo next month on the disk?
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2005, 09:26:26 PM »

the demo will be in the next oxm magazine. i was dissappointed that the new psm only had a movie. i got excited when i saw psychonauts as "playable", but alas just a movie. this game has been forever in development. the wait is almost over. yeah!
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2005, 09:27:36 PM »

shouldn't this game be gold by now? i have read no news in regards to that...
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2005, 09:42:10 PM »

Just got my OXM.

The Psychonauts demo is there!!!

Also demos of:  Doom 3, Pariah, Darkwatch:  Curse of the West
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2005, 11:01:01 PM »

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They had me at Tim Schafer.


Ditto.  I actually played through Full Throttle earlier this week for old time's sake - few men hit their stride for as long as Schafer did when he was at Lucasarts...
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2005, 11:04:50 PM »

Cant wait to hear some impressions of the demo, I've been waiting for this game ever since it was announced for the xbox.
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2005, 11:18:47 PM »

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Just got my OXM.


Woohoo!! Mine should be right around the corner! Some time in July!  :cry:

Report back ASAP!   smile
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2005, 12:05:18 AM »

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The Psychonauts demo is there!!!

Also demos of: Doom 3, Pariah, Darkwatch: Curse of the West


Wow, I'm very interested in every one of those (though the Doom one is just to compare it with the PC version).

The demo discs have been weak of late, IMO.  One great demo and a bunch of meh ones.
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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2005, 05:00:14 PM »

I saw a scan of the front cover of the OXM (mine is notoriously late) and it said that Psychonauts got a 9.5 and labelled it the best platformer for XBox.

Woohoo!
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2005, 06:09:29 PM »

I've been waiting for this one for over a year and a half now.  I'm taking the 20th off from work so I can play it.  After the stress this game has put me through, I think it deserves it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2005, 06:48:40 PM »

Is this mag on store shelves? RAGE WANTS!!!
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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2005, 04:26:56 PM »

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Is this mag on store shelves? RAGE WANTS!!!


I'm not sure.   I have a subscription so I'm at the mercy of the postal system  :x
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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2005, 04:35:11 PM »

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I'm not sure. I have a subscription so I'm at the mercy of the postal system

I feel your pain  :cry:
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2005, 06:26:34 PM »

lucky for us the game is just days away. next tuesday it ships. i've waited 3 years, 7 more days should be okay.

did anyone else hear that the ps2 version was kicked back? still working on the port i suppose...
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2005, 06:29:39 PM »

I know this is console, but hey, they just released a PC demo of it biggrin
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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2005, 08:40:51 PM »

Cool, then i can wait for the pariah pc demo and skip the xbox mag-90% with the download now!
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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2005, 09:52:03 PM »

hey, where is the pc demo available? any links?
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« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2005, 10:03:29 PM »

go to worthplaying.com and scroll down a few posts and there is a link.
fileshack probably has it now too.
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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2005, 04:09:23 AM »

http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=24647
http://files.filefront.com/PsychonautsDemoInstaller/;3844641;;/fileinfo.html
http://gamershell.com/news/21379.html
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« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2005, 12:30:52 PM »

GOT MY MAG!!!

LOVE the demo - Lots of character, as you would expect, and platforming fun.

Can't wait!
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2005, 05:15:12 PM »

got mine last night too. the oxm demo is much fun. any platformer fan should check this game out.
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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2005, 02:39:30 AM »

and i feel bad for ps2 owners. the sony version of this game has been kicked back to late spring in order to give the game the proper port that it deserves. but i will be getting it for the xbox.

check out the news here.

http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=146885
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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2005, 02:05:49 AM »

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Just got my OXM.
Woohoo!! Mine should be right around the corner! Some time in July!:cry:


make you feel better, Devil?  last month yours was two days later than mine - this month the opposite.  just got my Psychonauts demo...

how 'bout you markus -  get yours yet?  i'm in Western MA, too.  Devil's in Eastern MA ('course, i've always said that! :twisted:)
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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2005, 03:06:21 AM »

I thought I was much later than you last time but, yeah, I do fell a little better this month!  :wink:
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« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2005, 05:38:31 AM »

WOW!

Devil, you were right, but it was an understatement, IMO - "lots" of character should read "tons"- i think the game reeks of creativity and character.  i don't like platforming much, but this demo was pure fun - i felt like i was sliding down the rails and swinging on the various poles, etc.. not just watching. if you like platformers, you will probably go nuts over this one.  the beginning section seemed a little goofy to me, but once you get on the wild ride, you forget all about that.

the only caveat i would mention is that i didn't have any major problems with the jumping and swinging, and i suck at platformers, so it's possible that it could be too easy for real pros.  but i only played the demo - couldn't put it down until i finished it, as a matter of fact - and it's a generous one, too (no Jade Empire 10-second one here.) it could be that there's a lot trickier stuff after that, or there could be difficulty levels - or it could just have such intuitive controls that the game will just be fun for all.  i can't wait to find out! Tongue
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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2005, 11:12:59 AM »

Yup, I got my mag towards the end of last week and checked out the demo on Saturday.  Definitely really fun, and the humor was pretty much what I expected from Schaefer!

Now to just find the money to pick it up and the time to play it!
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« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2005, 05:09:29 PM »

punchy-punch-punch!
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« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2005, 02:05:19 AM »

Hmm the PC version is 29.99, and there is a 10 online only mail in rebate. I really want to try this, and I was going to go XBOX, but 19.99 is one hell of a deal. I really need to get that XBOX to pc usb converter thingy.
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« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2005, 02:59:26 AM »

I`m trading some crap in tomarrow I think for this one. I`ll post impressions. So far though, everyone seems to love it.
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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2005, 03:12:10 AM »

Picked it up today but haven't played. Not too worried as the demo was GREAT!
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« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2005, 03:30:04 AM »

Psychonauts is already out?  I'm planning on getting it for the PC and using my Logitech Wireless PS2 controller and a Playstation->USB adapter to play the game console-style on my PC!
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« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2005, 03:41:12 AM »

Cross-posted from OO because it's late and I'm tired.

I got about two hours in so far.

It's good. Very good. The opening level is the same as the demo, so I won't go into that.

The next section is still mostly a training level. It takes place on a giant cube floating in space with mental censors attacking you. The melee censors hit you with giant "no sign" stamps. The ranged censors shoot them at you. There's also a big boxer censor that has brass knuckles that say "NONONONO". Great stuff.

Of course, there's tons of collectible stuff. The best ones are the memory vaults. Each one gives you a Viewmaster-style slideshow of some memory from the character's past. These are simply great. There have been more than a few that are genuinely moving. Really gives you an incentive to go find them.

The writing is straight, unadulterated Tim Schaefer. Not much more that can be said than that. If you liked Grim Fandango, the writing will be right up your alley.

Even if you're not a platform fan, at this point I'm ready to say pick this sucker up. It's pretty forgiving for the genre. If you lose all your lives in a mental level, you get kicked out to the real world, but can go right back in with full lives, and there's a teleport system that can warp you right back to the beginning of any major section. At this point, I haven't been overly frustrated yet. Can't wait to put some more time in tomorrow.
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