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    templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    These are great videos, but don't we already have a thread about this guy? Search didn't turn up anything for me, though.

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    PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    templewulf wrote: »
    These are great videos, but don't we already have a thread about this guy? Search didn't turn up anything for me, though.

    I made that thread. I'd figure I'd just use this one to show off everything and update it weekly. ;-)

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    templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Pharezon wrote: »
    templewulf wrote: »
    These are great videos, but don't we already have a thread about this guy? Search didn't turn up anything for me, though.

    I made that thread. I'd figure I'd just use this one to show off everything and update it weekly. ;-)
    I just realized you made that one when I found it a little too late.

    He's seriously great, though. Much better use of GooTube than most other nerd-centric stuff I've seen. I don't know why, but his accent really makes it for me, especially with the way he rushes through the review.

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    Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    He is indeed excellent. And his adventure games aren't half bad either.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So on to the game itself, and I've played it (you crippled me for NOTHING Zero!). It does have some good humour, but like he said, it's got a fair amount of flaws. Most irritating to me was the freaking Milkman level. Sure it was funny, but every other turn was a sudden pitfall and half the times I left a house I got arrested because I wasn't holding the same implement coming out that I had going in (that was a really dumb design decision. SOMEONE must have playtested and noticed that you go into a house, grab the item, and then it becomes automatically equipped).

    The Fish / Godzilla level was genius though.

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    chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I picked up Psychonauts for PC for $4 yesterday at Big Lots.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I had no idea what the fuck this was...

    Until I clicked on that Heavenly Sword / RE5 thing.


    Good Lord I'm glad I did! That was awesome!


    Thank you for making this thread.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    OW! that hurt!

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    peterdevorepeterdevore Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I did that thing with a ruler and it wasn't thick enough to
    hurt me :D

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    ThrymThrym Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    seriously, best reviews ever

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    Mobile-DMobile-D Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I bought Psychonauts on release, but did it before he told me not to! I feel betrayed!

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    Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I borrowed Psychonauts from a friend. Should I have still done the pen thing or should I have done it even harder?

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    DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I borrowed Psychonauts from a friend. Should I have still done the pen thing or should I have done it even harder?

    Harder, because you didn't pay for your enjoyment.

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    SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Man, this guy is like Charlie Brooker on speed.

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    Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DeMoN wrote: »
    I borrowed Psychonauts from a friend. Should I have still done the pen thing or should I have done it even harder?

    Harder, because you didn't pay for your enjoyment.

    :(

    Now I can't type right.

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    PicardathonPicardathon Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    subedii wrote: »
    So on to the game itself, and I've played it (you crippled me for NOTHING Zero!). It does have some good humour, but like he said, it's got a fair amount of flaws. Most irritating to me was the freaking Milkman level. Sure it was funny, but every other turn was a sudden pitfall and half the times I left a house I got arrested because I wasn't holding the same implement coming out that I had going in (that was a really dumb design decision. SOMEONE must have playtested and noticed that you go into a house, grab the item, and then it becomes automatically equipped).

    The Fish / Godzilla level was genius though.

    Thats why you don't actually have to go inside a protected house to beat the level, only 100% completers need to go in, and if you really are trying to get 100% you don't get the point of the game, they have cheats for that.

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    PicardathonPicardathon Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I borrowed Psychonauts from a friend. Should I have still done the pen thing or should I have done it even harder?

    I like people, so I don't think.
    BUT PLAY IT!!
    NOW!!
    NO, GO AND PLAY IT AND FINISH IT, ITS AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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    RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    For being so visually funky, Psychonauts sure has standard gameplay mechanics. I didn't find it all that funny, either.

    But he was right that each character, important or otherwise, had good character. Everyone was recognizable.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    There is nothing fun about collecting 5 bajillion PSI arrow heads with that shitty detector.

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    DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Rook wrote: »
    There is nothing fun about collecting 5 bajillion PSI arrow heads with that shitty detector.

    As I remember you only needed, I think, 800. And only took like 15 minutes.

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    ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    i love his reviews, wish he'd do more

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    reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Those reviews are absolutely bloody brilliant.

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    AbelsAbels Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Yeah, go ahead and blame the potential customer for not buying it.

    (Or maybe make a demo that isn't a steaming pile of horse shit. Seriously, the Psychonauts demo makes the Bioshock limited edition soundtrack CD look good.)

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    Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Man, this guy could talk me into anything

    anything

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    DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Abels wrote: »
    Yeah, go ahead and blame the potential customer for not buying it.

    (Or maybe make a demo that isn't a steaming pile of horse shit. Seriously, the Psychonauts demo makes the Bioshock limited edition soundtrack CD look good.)

    O_o Really? The demo is the one and only reason why I bought the game. I knew nothing of it until the demo, then it became an instant purchase for me.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    subedii wrote: »
    So on to the game itself, and I've played it (you crippled me for NOTHING Zero!). It does have some good humour, but like he said, it's got a fair amount of flaws. Most irritating to me was the freaking Milkman level. Sure it was funny, but every other turn was a sudden pitfall and half the times I left a house I got arrested because I wasn't holding the same implement coming out that I had going in (that was a really dumb design decision. SOMEONE must have playtested and noticed that you go into a house, grab the item, and then it becomes automatically equipped).

    The Fish / Godzilla level was genius though.

    Thats why you don't actually have to go inside a protected house to beat the level, only 100% completers need to go in

    1. I didn't know that beforehand and

    2. That still doesn't change the nature of the design decision. It was still irritating.

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    korodullinkorodullin What. SCRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Zarcath wrote: »
    i love his reviews, wish he'd do more

    He will. His first couple landed him his job, and now he gets to do them every week.

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    scootchscootch Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I love him. *SWOOON*

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    Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I really love Psyconauts and all, but I don't think it's fair to mock people who simply don't like that sort of game. I think it is one of the funniest, most well designed and overall awesome games ever but I know a lot of people in my circle of freinds who just didn't 'get' this game, it simply wasn't to their taste.

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    eric.eric. __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    This guy is great. thanks for the heads up on the videos, I've never actually looked through the Escapist website, but now that I've watched that video, I'm even more intrigued.

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    falling_stonefalling_stone Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    this man is fucking hysterical. I want more of this immediately. I want him to review current gen games though, like the one he did about Heavenly Sword.

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So here I am enjoying these videos when my desktop makes a loud scratching sound and shuts off... Iboot it up and it says: "Hey Windows/System32 is corrupt, put in the windows xp disc and try to repair!" so I did. When I put in the FUCKING disk... It goes straight into a blue screen of death saying "Page fault error... Your fucking hard drive is fucking busted dude... lawls buy windows again!"

    ..................

    Excuse me...

    Excuse me while I go fucking kill some babies.

    OT:

    Funny movies.

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    LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I really love Psyconauts and all, but I don't think it's fair to mock people who simply don't like that sort of game. I think it is one of the funniest, most well designed and overall awesome games ever but I know a lot of people in my circle of freinds who just didn't 'get' this game, it simply wasn't to their taste.

    Well we could say that about any game. My best friend played the Bioshock demo at my bequest. "It's just like Halo but worse. I'll wait for Halo 3 thanks." Which resulted in this from me: O_o

    But the fact that it is good enough to polarise makes me happy, on hindsight, just like Psychonauts can do. It means that, for a group of people, it is a very special game, because it pushes the boundaries or targets them specifically. If we want a video game landscape of grey/brown Generic Shooter 7s, then that's what we will get if we don't champion games that do elicit that response from us, whether other people like it or not. Shadow of the Colossus is the same way, all of my friends hate it. I think it's the best game ever made.

    It's the same with other media, I love Lost In Translation. I think it has a perfectly written subtext in every scene, and it's a movie that doesn't batter you over the head with a narrative. Again, all my friends think it is a movie where "nothing happened", whereas I think it's a movie where everything important to life happened.

    So we need to keep telling people that Psychonauts is excellent, whether they like it or not, lest we make the gaming landscape homogenous junk.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I think I finally figured out where I know this guy from. I think he was in the ZZT/MegaZeux scene way back in the day. The name Ben Croshaw is familiar, and I know for a fact there was a guy that hung around channel #megazeux or maybe #darkdigital who used the handle, "yahtzee".

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I really love Psyconauts and all, but I don't think it's fair to mock people who simply don't like that sort of game. I think it is one of the funniest, most well designed and overall awesome games ever but I know a lot of people in my circle of freinds who just didn't 'get' this game, it simply wasn't to their taste.


    Oh c'mon, it's all in good humor.

    The guy is making fun of both the "games are art hippies" as well as the "halo fans that can't go 45 seconds without shooting something"

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    ThrymThrym Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I really love Psyconauts and all, but I don't think it's fair to mock people who simply don't like that sort of game. I think it is one of the funniest, most well designed and overall awesome games ever but I know a lot of people in my circle of freinds who just didn't 'get' this game, it simply wasn't to their taste.

    Ok, mr. voice of reason

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I think I finally figured out where I know this guy from. I think he was in the ZZT/MegaZeux scene way back in the day. The name Ben Croshaw is familiar, and I know for a fact there was a guy that hung around channel #megazeux or maybe #darkdigital who used the handle, "yahtzee".

    Oh my god

    I think you're right

    holy shit, I spent way too much time on mzx in my teens

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    AbelsAbels Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DeMoN wrote: »
    Abels wrote: »
    Yeah, go ahead and blame the potential customer for not buying it.

    (Or maybe make a demo that isn't a steaming pile of horse shit. Seriously, the Psychonauts demo makes the Bioshock limited edition soundtrack CD look good.)

    O_o Really? The demo is the one and only reason why I bought the game. I knew nothing of it until the demo, then it became an instant purchase for me.

    O_o Really? Half of the demo was boring cutscenes, and the other half was boring training.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Abels wrote: »
    DeMoN wrote: »
    Abels wrote: »
    Yeah, go ahead and blame the potential customer for not buying it.

    (Or maybe make a demo that isn't a steaming pile of horse shit. Seriously, the Psychonauts demo makes the Bioshock limited edition soundtrack CD look good.)

    O_o Really? The demo is the one and only reason why I bought the game. I knew nothing of it until the demo, then it became an instant purchase for me.

    O_o Really? Half of the demo was boring cutscenes, and the other half was boring training.

    That does describe a good half of the game though...Psychonauts is a good game, but a terribly overrated and overidolized one. It has tapped into a certain feeling that I like to call the James Dean effect. Something destined to be idolized because it was cut down in its prime, much like the Dreamcast. The fact that this game didn't get "a fair shake" makes people fanatic about it.

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    FiatilFiatil Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Psychonauts is awesome. I never got around to buying it, but after it came to Gametap I was all over it. Definitely worth a playthrough.

    Also an awesome review.

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