Just to clarify the big heading, this game feels like it was made by developers who actually cared about the game a great deal; it doesn't feel like a corporate marketing excersise like many games on the markets today.
In fact, it reminds a lot about how games were circa late nineties; perhaps not created for the mainstream audience, but for those who 'get' it, it makes for a fine gaming experience.
you play the character of raz, a 10 year old boy, who has snuck into the psychonauts training camp in order to fulfill your dream of being (put on booming voice) A PSYCHONAUT!!! what follows is a fantastic plotline which has you venturing into the minds of many people in order to solve a nefarious evil. I will not divulge any more plot, for it is this that makes the game what it is.
The levels themselves are an incredible mix of twisted psyches, that really play like no other game of recent memory
There are some problems however. Being a platform game, it does occasionally suffer from the age old pixel perfect jumping demon that has haunted the genre since tomb raider. There are also some obscure puzzles that can leave you stumped for longer than is liked.
However, look past these niggles, and there is a beautiful, original game just screaming to be played. I cannot stress enough in words how this game made me feel. Every character is well realised and believable, unlike nearly every other game on the market at the moment which comprises stupid and boring cliches. Every level is a new and interesting challenge, not just the same, but harder. Every in game action has a consequence.
Please play this game- it deserves your attention.