April 4, 2006

Wet-on-Wet Games, To Kill the Radio Star, and more

by Andrew Stern · , 8:57 pm

One Response to “Wet-on-Wet Games, To Kill the Radio Star, and more”

  1. michael Says:

    I enjoyed the review of Psychonauts in the most recent issue of The Gamer’s Quarter. Psychnonauts is the last game I played (I haven’t had too much time for playing lately). The review does a good job of describing the interesting and creative twists on platform gaming that Psychonauts achieves. Unfortunately it takes 10+ hours of gameplay to get to the first level that really pushes beyond standard platform game fare (Lungfishopolis). Like the Gamer’s Quarter reviewer, I was particularly taken with The Milkman Conspiracy, with how platform game mechanics are hijacked to create a game space that humorously depicts the mind of a paranoid schizophrenic. It’s unfortunate that you have to wade through so much standard gameplay to get to the innovative portions of Psychonauts, but it’s worth playing to see how Tim Schafer and crew bend and warp the spatial conventions of platform games to make the gamespace itself depict states of mind.

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