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Psychonauts is what I would like to call a little gem in the land of gaming. It's not neccasarily a diamond of grand proportions, but more like an emerald, or a ruby, grand enough to be note worthy. Anyway, Psychonauts is in my mind, one of those games with an "Aquired Taste." It isn't difficult really, as far as combat is concerned, and the platforming is clever, sometimes frustrating, and feels like a walk in the moonlit street with your dog type of difficulty. However, I warn you, do not buy this game if you want to have a difficult time, this is not that type of game. Psychonauts drags you into it's world with clever story writing, intriguing characters, a beautiful art design that helps keep the game from looking "Dated," and a simplicity that just cannot be entirely described. In simple terms, Psychonauts is an absolutley fine game with it's enticing plot, interesting characters and accessibility for all skill levels of gamers.
That said, this PC port of Psychonauts is well.......BAD! VERY BAD! Constant crashing, occasional sound glitches, texture issues, wonky camera, and last but definitley not least, crashing. Oh wait, I already said that. Fortunatley my fellow gamers, there is a way past these issues, cause if there wasn't, I would give this game a Negative review simply because of the Port. How does one avoid these issues you may ask? Well, read on and find out.
You'll have to call yourself a "Power User" by the end of this, because what I will teach you here will work on just about EVERY OTHER PROGRAM ON YOUR PC. (I'm using Windows 7, so this tutorial should be directed towards y'all with Windows 7, though the strategy may be applied in earlier or later installments of Windows.) Once you have purchased and downloaded Psychonauts, open your My Computer folder and head directly to your steam folder in Program Files. Once there, find Steamapps, find common, and click on the Psychonauts folder. Inside the folder there should be an .exe file, promptly named Psychonauts. Right click and open properties. From there, you will want to change it's compatability mode to one of these. (Windows 95 Service Pack, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3.) Be sure to run the game as an adminstrator aswell, (Prevents further crashing.) Now you are a power user, and you should use this skill on everything that gives you issues on your computer. I tell you all this here because I can't stand seeing the whole MY GAME WON'T WORK I WANT REFUND crap in the community guides because no one was kind enough to do something like this (From what I know.)
Well, that's my review for Psychonauts. Short and simple just like the game. (Except for the Power User crap). I hope this helps you all with your decision on this gem, and hey, maybe I made you laugh. 19tangerines out!