Psychonauts 2 Review: Mind-Bending Therapy Session (PS4)
After years of anticipation, the long-awaited sequel to the cult-favorite Psychonauts is finally here. Psychonauts 2by the Xbox Game Studios affiliate developers at Double Fine Productions had many expectations and delivered. You will be taken on a psychedelic trip into the heads of the characters you fell in love with years ago. This will help you sort through their emotional baggage as well as psychological problems.
Double Fine transports the player back in time to the classic platformer, with innovative use of space. Psychonauts 2 is a captivating platformer that combines visual delight with quirky storytelling. Although the combat system is simple and repetitive, it allows players to have a lot of fun with their playstyle.
Story – A Therapeutic Mystery
Psychonauts follows the events of the VR puzzle, Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin, where Razputin aqua assists in the rescue of Truman Zanotto, the Grand Head of Psychonauts. Raz must uncover a plot to destroy the psychic spy agency from the inside after returning to the Psychonauts headquarters. As a poor intern, Raz’s resources are very limited, so he must work within the rules to discover a truth closer to his heart than he could ever have imagined.
Double Fine Productions was given the daunting task of connecting the various plot lines laid out in the 2005 original release. Razputin plays the role of a detective trying to put their minds back together. Each mind he creates leads to another clue in the grand mystery.
Pychonauts2 is another ambitious project that tackles mental health topics like guilt, depression, unresolved grieving, and even substance abuse. The writers managed to address these topics with humor and sensitivity without losing any of the lighthearted humor that the series is famous for.