It looks like Psychonauts 2 may very well be among the best video games of the 12 months. Hopefully, the constructive critiques of Psychonauts 2 draw extra individuals to the title as a result of it doesn’t appear to have the identical mainstream enchantment that different large AAA video games releasing later this 12 months have. It does make sense, nonetheless, that many console house owners won’t have performed the unique Psychonauts because it was launched greater than 15 years in the past.
With just some days left till the discharge of Psychonauts 2, there won’t be time for followers drawn to it to play by all the unique sport earlier than its sequel launches. For these searching for the Cliff Notes, that is what gamers might want to know from the unique to stand up to hurry earlier than beginning Psychonauts 2.
Where is Psychonauts Set?
Psychonauts is ready on the Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp the place youngsters are despatched for the summer season who’re engaged on honing their psychic talents. Those that want to develop into full-fledged Psychonauts get the chance to work with counselors Sasha Nein, Milla Vodello, and Coach Morceau Oleander who’re all extremely expert Psychonauts themselves. The sport is principally set within the varied areas of the camp; nonetheless, the third act takes place within the asylum simply throughout the lake.
What is a Psychonaut?
The Psychonauts are an elite group of psychic warriors preferring to make use of their brains over their brawns. The Psychonauts have loads of supernatural powers at their disposal which permit them to deal with issues in a handful of various methods however most of the time by getting into the brains of those that they’re preventing. There are eight powers that gamers unlock over the course of the sport within the type of benefit badges. The powers included are pyrokinesis, telekinesis, clairvoyance, psi blast, levitation, invisibility, protect, and confusion. Players don’t find yourself seeing a real psionic combat between skilled Psychonauts till the later moments within the sport’s story, however it’s clear from the way in which that every camp counselor is revered that they’re actually highly effective warriors.
Ford Cruller is likely one of the strongest Psychonauts on this planet and is stationed on the camp, nonetheless, attributable to being mentally wounded in a psionic battle, he lives with dissociative identification dysfunction when not within the Psitanium-rich space under camp. He acts as a mentor and information to Psychonauts’ protagonist Raz whereas additionally serving to lead the remainder of the Psychonauts across the globe.
Who is Raz?
Razputin Aquato is the sport’s sole protagonist, a psychically gifted baby who snuck into Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. He comes from a household of circus acrobatic performers who had been cursed to die in water by a psionic which is why he was forbidden by his father from going to the camp to additional hone his talents. While there, Raz proves himself to be a worthy contender for the Psychonaut program, actually extra succesful than lots of his friends within the eyes of his Psychonaut counselors.
Raz is voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz who is probably finest recognized for his voice work as Billy in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Zim in Invader Zim. Horvitz has returned to voice Raz in Psychonauts 2. A fairly down-to-earth character, Raz is commonly the voice of motive within the many wacky conditions that he finds himself in, however, on multiple event, has gotten in hassle for studying the minds of his friends invading a few of their privateness.
Who are the Other Major Characters?
The remainder of the Psychonauts solid is simply as memorable as Raz himself. While partly because of the distinct artwork type, the supporting solid of the sport has quite a lot of character that’s expressed within the comparatively quick period of time spent with every character. As talked about above, Ford Cruller performs an integral position within the story as he helps give Raz his begin as a Psychonaut by furthering his psionic talents and being a voice in his ear every time he wants it, actually. The different Psychonauts additionally give Raz loads of encouragement with Sasha Nein as a standout who offers Raz coaching in secret earlier than his and Milla Vodello’s abductions. Coach Oleander turns into one of many central antagonists after stealing a majority of the camps’ brains in an try at world domination. After being cleansed of his evil methods throughout the climax of the sport, he’s reinstated as a Psychonaut.
Two different campers affect Raz in a serious approach all through the story: Dogen and Lili. Dogen and Raz shortly develop into mates after the 2 meet up at the beginning of the sport. Despite Dogen’s shyness and social points, Raz turns into connected to him. Because of their bond, Raz discovers Oleander’s plot to steal everybody’s brains and because of this, saves the world. Lili turns into Raz’s girlfriend after the 2 learn one another’s minds and uncover that they each have emotions for each other. Raz’s father seems like he’s going to be taking part in a much bigger position in Psychonauts 2. In the unique, he confirmed up on the finish to select Raz up from camp and assist combat the ultimate boss inside Raz’s psyche. He reveals to Raz that he too is a psionic however buried his powers after the incident concerning the Aquato household curse. He appears to be an essential a part of Psychonauts 2 based mostly on the sport’s trailers, however not a lot info was given on him or the remainder of Raz’s household till the temporary scenes in the direction of the top of the sport. Hopefully, extra solutions shall be within the sequel.
Where is Psychonauts Available?
The unique Psychonauts is out there on the PS2, Xbox, and PC, nonetheless, at present, it’s maybe most simply accessed utilizing Xbox Game Pass. The HD remastered model of the sport is out there for obtain on each console and PC variations of the service so these seeking to play the sport earlier than diving into Psychonauts 2 don’t want to trace down a used copy.
Psychonauts 2 launches August 25 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.