Psychonauts 2 is the game of the year, according to a survey conducted by Games Inbox. The survey asked people who work in the games industry what their favorite game was and why.
Psychonauts 2 is a game that has been highly anticipated for some time. The game has received great reviews and is the perfect sequel to the original.
Is Psychonauts 2 the greatest game of the year in 2021? (Photo courtesy of Microsoft)
The Batman: Arkham games have been out for 12 years, and one reader is unhappy that all of his pals have now purchased a PS5.
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It was an enjoyable game. I’ve heard some debate regarding whether or not to play Psychonauts 1 before 2, and I think it’s better not to. If you’re interested in the narrative, Psychonauts 2 does a good job of explaining everything, and half of it occurred in the VR game anyhow. The more relevant issue is why haven’t you played Psychonauts 2 yet, since it’s the game of the year in my opinion!
Now, it may not be as impressive as it could have been in a different year, but I haven’t had that much fun in a long time. I suppose it’s a bit of a throwback, but I like the hubs that give you freedom but aren’t a 500-mile-square open world with no shortage of mysteries and places to discover.
The battle is enjoyable, with many choices, yet it is neither overpowering nor very challenging. The game is amusing, but not in the same way that Borderlands is. It’s simply… great. Everything about the game is excellent, and I have no complaints. It has a lot of diversity, action, and laughter. For me, it has been a breath of fresh air, and I would suggest it to anybody. Holo
Changing sides I wanted to write in to see if any of your readers had gone through what I’ve just gone through. For almost ten years on the Xbox, I’ve been good (online) friends with a few guys and would frequently hop on for a few rounds of Call Of Duty and some banter with them. They all switched to PlayStation around two weeks ago after purchasing new PlayStation 5 systems. The issue is that I truly don’t want to switch. The Xbox system, exclusives, and controller are far more appealing to me. I have just borrowed a PlayStation 4 and played all of their exclusive games (that I wanted to).
I was curious whether this had occurred to any readers, and if so, what they did.
On the plus side, it means I’ve had more time to immerse myself in narrative games and play rallying, which I wouldn’t usually do in a group. However, I miss the banter.
GC, keep up the great job. 100 crazed miners (gamertag)
Big and obnoxious Mitchell’s case. When my PlayStation 5 came on launch day, I was taken aback by its size and appearance.
It’s a really awful design job, in my view. At the very least, if they allowed faceplates to be sold, I could attempt to hide the ugliness of this monstrous white monster in the corner of my room.
I realize the Xbox Series X is dull and boxy, but it’s at least small and unobtrusive.
Outside of the space age monster design, the two main problems I have with it are:
1) The stand – it’s worthless in a horizontal position and seems to be a whoops moment when, after building the console, they needed to come up with a method to hold it up, but they had to take money from the tea fund since they blew it on the SSD.
2) The disc drive, which requires you to insert discs backwards in reality. It’s completely illogical.
I used to enjoy having my consoles in the center of the media unit, but now they’re too large to fit and end up on the side of the floor.
I try not to stare at it too much since it is really hideous. Kiran
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Anger that has been forgotten Sorry for the delay in responding; I couldn’t recall the name of the game in issue (and still can’t!). However, there was one review score in Edge with which I disagreed, and it was enough to deter me from purchasing the magazine.
Whatever game it was, they rated it far higher than everyone else (by about 30%, I’m sure), and it happened to coincide with a major exclusive in that version of the game. I’m sure the better grade was simply a fluke.
If my memory serves me right, you got three to four points (out of ten) lower on this… It made a strong impression. WoDMaN
The exhausting trip At the moment, I’m seeing a lot of bullshit GTA 6 articles, with one man going insane over the fact that it’s still years away. I’m curious whether fans are experiencing the seven stages of grief as they prepare for the long haul. If that’s the case, it seems they’ve just reached stage one: shock and denial. Maybe it’s the third step: rage and bargaining.
Depression follows, followed by an upward trend, rebuilding, and ultimately acceptance and optimism. This seems to be a three- to four-year procedure, so let’s all brace ourselves for the long haul. Knowing gamers, they’ll spend the bulk of their time in a state of rage and bargaining.
What’s more, why are voice actors such poor suppliers of information? Is it really true that publishers don’t inform them what they’re working on? Do they simply hear the term GTA and then go into a trance? That’s strange how often it occurs. In the years leading up to Fallout 4, I recall a number of Fallout performers totally misrepresenting themselves. Casper
Those who pinch pennies So, let me set the record straight… Sony rebuilt the PlayStation 5 with a smaller heat sink, ostensibly to save money (though I doubt it), and in exchange, they’ll get six months of “Sony the scrooge” headlines and original model consoles suddenly selling for even more on the grey market. Madness. These corporations can’t seem to stop themselves from being as greedy as possible; it’s as if it’s an obsession for them.
I find Nintendo to be the worst for this, with their penny-pinching over hardware upgrades, and it’s sort of amusing how small the modifications are for the OLED model compared to what everyone expected the Switch Pro to be.
As everyone knows, Microsoft isn’t afraid to show off their large pocketbook, but I’m sure we’ll see some adjustments to Game Pass in the coming years that aren’t nearly as generous as they are today. Once they believe they are in an unstoppable position, no business can avoid tightening the screws. Zeo
private musings The way those Naughty Dog people were talking about the crunch and unionization didn’t impress me at all. If they were acting diplomatically so they could seem nice guys in an interview, it’s simple to guess what their true feelings are when they’re speaking freely.
Naughty Dog is already enamored with their own hype when it comes to how the games end out and the lack of gameplay innovation, but I believe it follows that they are also enamored with the method they create games, and they have no plans to alter… Until there’s another Activision Blizzard-style crisis, in which their working conditions are exposed. Crisscross
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Arkham has been around for 12 years. Last week marked the 12th anniversary of Batman: Arkham Asylum, which coincided with the beginnings of rumors of a new Batman film. The Arkham games were released a few years after the Nolan trilogy began, and I’m not sure whether they made any allusions to it, choosing (wisely, in my view) to draw inspiration from comic books and animated series.
It’s been six years since Arkham Knight, and we’re still no closer to seeing a new Batman game, since Gotham Knights just has you controlling sidekicks, and I’m not sure when that’ll be released.
Will the success of the movie series (which I believe will be a trilogy) entice Warner to create a new set of games? Maybe, but for something that should be so simple to sell, they shouldn’t need any incentive. I’m not sure what they’ll do if Suicide Squad fails, since it’s kept Rocksteady busy all this time, and the anticipation for that one couldn’t be much lower. Now that the new movie has come and gone, I’m sure there are some emergency sirens going off.
I’m not sure what to advise, other than that it was a terrible concept that should have been so far down the to-do list for creating DC games that it hadn’t come up in years. And yet, here we are, with it destined to be used as an excuse for them never to attempt anything new again. Crispen
Inbox also-rans, do you have any idea when you’ll be getting the new Panic Playdate portable to evaluate for us, please, guys? JAH
GC: No, I don’t think so. It also hasn’t been given an official release date.
Just a little note to remind you that you only have until September 3rd to claim Ultima Underworld 1 and 2, Syndicate Plus, and Syndicate Wars on GOG if you haven’t already done so. Andrew J. is a member of the Andrew J. Call Of The Sea is now playing (Xbox One X)
The topic for this week’s Hot Topic is Reader Ishi proposed the topic for this weekend’s Inbox, asking, “How much do you really play video games at the moment?”
How much time do you spend playing games on a typical week, ignoring time spent reading about them or watching others play? Is there a regular pattern or time of day when you play games, or does it rely on whether or not anything new has come out?
Do you play on a regular basis, and does it change depending on the time of year or other factors? How has the amount of time you spend playing changed as you’ve gotten older?
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