Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck

Posted by: JohnBoy

Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/11/05 06:47 PM

I am locked or trapped in what appears to be a cockpit. Does anyone know how I get out?
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/11/05 07:31 PM

Nevermind, I figured it out.
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/11/05 10:40 PM

Johnboy, happydance

Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 07:10 AM

Ingie its really a lot of fun and real cutezy! But its definitely very platform. lol I am using the mouse and keyboard and it's not that bad however Ive heard its a lot easier with a game pad. I ve bought so many gamepads for my computer throughout the years and never could get used to them, always go back to keyboard. lol I want to know how many tries it takes you. It took me about 10 tries to get it. woozy
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 08:30 AM

Hi Johnboy, happydance

Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 02:34 PM

Stuck again. I cant figure out how to swing from pipe to pipe. When I let go I drop down instead of going forward to grap the next pipe. lol

I just remembered that Psychonauts is on tomorrows agenda. cry

Hopefully I will have figured it out by then.

Got it!
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 04:53 PM

Johnboy, lol
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 05:24 PM

I am now on the scavenger hunt and have 16 items to collect to raise my rank. I have been roaming around for 30 minutes and have not found 1 item yet. lol This game is just too cute. Im having a blast.

Ingie I am in the second level. I think its called Psychic Camp.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 06:50 PM

Ingie heres a WT I found.

http://www.lunabean.com/guides/psychonauts_guide.php
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 06:54 PM

I'm laughing at myself, it's actually "basic braining" I'm in..I'm still getting past the "excess baggage" area..shows you how far I have to go lol

I have the Strategy Guide, looked for your pipes, doesn't say much except avoid the torch..like you wouldn't know that part. evil

Ingie laugh
Posted by: friedmonky

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 07:25 PM

There are also cheats... whistle Just say the word and I will point you in the right direction. wink

Rusty smile
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 09:38 PM

Well Ingie, I only found 2 of the scavenger hunt items and finally found my way to the lab where I start more training. I suppose I can go back later to find the items to raise my rank. There are travel ports that let you go back and forth to worlds you have already visited. There are so many things to grab in this game and a lot of the items I just could not figure how to get to them. And I also need to figure out how to deal with large beasts. eek Punching them does not seem to do any good and its the only defense I have at the moment, that I know of. Well Ill just have to wait for you to catch up tomorrow. I am through for the night so I wont play any more until tomorrow night. Maybe by then you will be close or ahead of me. laugh
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/12/05 10:17 PM

praise

It's going to get my full attention, I'm ready for it, been reading a bit more about it..and plan on reading some more now ... too tired to play WoW ..
So, I'll be trying to prepare for battle tomorrow..
can't wait, this game is really cute.
Naughty monky trying to bewitch us..stay tight with that link, I'll probably be searching for it. evil

Ingie laugh
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/13/05 07:00 AM

If you don't know how to defeat something or what to do next use your bacon smile

Also, some items, such as Psi cards and scavenger hunt items can not be reached until you learn new spells that will help you get to them.

I am pretty far along in the game so give me a yell if you need some help.

Kim
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/13/05 07:22 AM

Thanks Kim. You've answered some very important questions. I really need to sit back and read the manual instead of refering to it when I get stuck. I am so hardheaded. lol
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/13/05 08:13 AM

Thanks Kim, happydance

Johnboy, lol

Ingie laugh
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/13/05 03:34 PM

I am at the punch bowl I guess it's called with the 2 cheerleaders..what's the clue to staying centered on the target? With each jump I'm off the yellow target area and can't get back on fast enough and get set to face the new thing to blow up.
any suggestions??

I loved the mine fields and the bouncing nets.. happydance

Also, I can't figure out how to start a new game.
I wanted to start over since my controls are a bit better now or I should say I'm a bit better at the controls.

And...for those that didn't know..you can save at any time. There are spots that are automatic for you, when you complete a task, that way, if you're really into the game, you won't have to worry about forgetting to save and having to start over if you mess up the next section..
Got the kid through the mind fields, and I loved the flag pole idea, very good!

Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/13/05 04:12 PM

Punch Bowl? Am I missing something? I remember my encounter with the cheerleaders up on that platform thingie. I was cracking up making them do more cheers for Raz. lol They were too cutez! Did you do the punch game yet? laugh

Oh! Centered on what target? I must have passed that up. Cause I dont remember having to stay centerd on any target except for the one to start the punch game, and once it starts you dont need to be on the target anymore.
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/13/05 04:13 PM

You have to jump and then hit it kind of at the same time - this gives you a power punch.

To start a new game use the space bar - not the game pad (well, I couldn't figure it out on a gamepad), have Raz run over the brain and there will be 3 doors - New, etc.

I kept running through the mine fields too fast and kept blowing up. This first level is a great place to practice all the moves you're going to need to use later on.

Kim
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/13/05 04:40 PM

Sorry Johnboy, that area where the cheerleaders are..you jump and punch..I didn't know I should be running at the target guys, thought I had to stand on the yellow spot and I not getting anywhere fast with that.

Kim,
many thanks for knowing what I meant..
and for letting me know how to start a new game.
It's the little things I am finding difficult..

Ingie laugh

Edit Here: Thanks Kim, I got through the area, much easier than what I was trying to do, took a little trip with the transport guy, is he cute or what? Now I'm dodging bullets..from some kind of gun, knocking down walls as I go..this game is cute..
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 07:25 AM

When I first started the game and this part I didn't realize that you could punch objects for arrowheads and health. In the area you are currently in you can punch the snowmen and clumps of snow to get objects. It's also funny to try talking to the animals like the bunnies in this area.
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 07:53 AM

Didn't try to talk to the animals, but I found health that big blue + in the clumps of snow..
I'm now throught cannon(that was a cannon shooting at me!?) and in the next section.
Where you at Johnboy?

Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 08:18 AM

I just went through the brain tumbler experience in Sashas underground lab. I met up with a creature and I was pulled back into the lab by Sasha. I asked how to kill it and was told I need some sort of permit from general somebody to continue on that quest and must say Ive been lost since then. I obviously need to board the tram and backtrack to find the general to get the permit. I dont remember who he is or where he is. If hes the guy with the pear shaped head in the beginning of the game at the camp, which is who I thought it was, I saw him and he said nothing about a permit. lol
Kim, A clue please. I am really trying not to use the WT.

Ingie, How many tries did it take you to get through that punch game?
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 06:03 PM

Well I have to tell you all..this game has got me hooked.
I played it this morning and didn't want to stop.
Oh Johnboy, that punch thing..until Kim said I could walk toward the things popping up I was horrible. I kept thinking I had to jump back on the circle I did that over and over and over..came on here, posted help please. Got the answer went back and about 5 or 6 tries.
I started over on another game..Realized I went through the kids cabin area too fast, missed a lot.
Found a bunch of arrowheads, PSI cards and a lot of stuff to prepare for what's ahead like the bouncing nets-don't you love those things? and
swinging on a limb...overhearing conversations,
and opening the "johnny" door..
Anyway, I went on back in the brain of the warts..what a toad he is..and was able to do much better..got the figments this time, did the punch in 2 tries..went through the gunfire and got the snowmen..and clumps for the mental health..lots of it.
I stopped at the pole swinging wall. Didn't have a bit of problem first time, this time..can't figure it out so I stopped for a bit.
This game is addicting..and darn cute.
I love the little girl with the nightmares..
and I got the little boy through the minefield this time..last time I didn't think I'd ever get him there.
It really helped just taking my time in the camp area before heading into the brain.
Know Kim will send you the help you need..
I'll catch up at some point, maybe

Ingie
Posted by: friedmonky

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 06:14 PM

I really must get this game!

Rusty smile
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 06:36 PM

OK I got the permit. I am in the shooting gallery. Sasha keeps telling me I am a good shooter but I am not using my mental lock. I cant figure out what the heck he is talking about. So I have to keep starting over. Kim? Where are you?

Ingie Did you get to the tight ropes yet? lol those were fun! And how about the rails? rotfl
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 07:32 PM

Help..Johnboy razz

Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 08:20 PM

OK I got stuck there also, you need to change direction by pressing the "f" key. I think its the "f" key. And then you should swing in the right direction.

lol

Do you find the camera angles annoying at times. I mean like objects getting in the way of your view? I need to fool with the camera angles and see if it can be adjusted.
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/14/05 09:32 PM

Yes I do find it annoying, but I made it worse and put it back to default.

f key, well now it had to be a mistake the first flip through then cause I went swinging up that wall like regular monkey.. slapforehead ...my reflexes are so slow..but actually the more I am playing the better I am getting some things are coming along really better than I thought. I don't like it though when I have to run and can't angle Raz right..camera thing I know..I may fiddle again with it..but I really was in trouble last time.
But it does get tiring to have an old tire or piece of junk in my line of sight. mad

Ingie laugh
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 07:00 AM

johnboy - I'm using a gamepad so it might be different but I think Sasha is talking about locking on to your target before shooting at it - this makes it a lot easier to hit them. Targeting with mental focus - hold down the left shift key while shooting.

I guess you guys play at night so I will try to check the boards at night - I usually play in the afternoon when my daughter is napping (I am so lucky - she is almost three and still takes a really long nap).

I loved riding the rails and the little sparks that come up behind Raz. The game does make me a little dizzy and I feel like I am always going to be falling off the edge.

And I think the camera is the weakest part of the game - often I'm trying to line myself up and an object, usually behind me, blocks my view.

Some advice - master the fast shooting and the pole and rope swinging, etc. because it gets a lot harder later in the game.

Kim
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 07:17 AM

I thought I was finished with the shooting gallery when Sasha came and congratulated me but to my surprise there is a part two. eek I just wasnt brave enough to continue at that point so I saved my game. Now I am worried when I go back to play this evening that I'll have to start at phase one of the shooting gallery. I am hoping it saved after the completion of the first phase. It was fun but I dont think I want to do it again right now. Ingie its so wild! lol You are on this large white cube floating around in "mind space" lol You have a mission to complete while all these men in suits come charging at ya. Its like there is no gravity cause you can walk around the cube without falling off and the graphics are so cool in this area. Have fun! I am.

Did you complete the pipe swinging?
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 02:11 PM

Well I think I may have to use a cheat. I am getting frustrated with the second part of Sashas shooting Gallery. At least it did save at the start of part 2 and I did not have to do the first part over. I believe Rusty said there were cheats for the game. I'm off to hunt them down. wave
Well Since there is no god mode cheat, I dont see where there would be a need to use the others. Getting killed is the problem and you can still die with all the other cheats available so why bother.
Posted by: friedmonky

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 03:16 PM

Isn't the "infinite lives" cheat the same as god mode? Maybe not...

If you are a registered member (free) of GameSpot, they have an awesome Psychonauts gameguide on their site. It's also downloadable.

Rusty smile
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 03:36 PM

wave Rusty. I think, but I could be wrong, infinite lives means that you have 9999 lives but you can still die. However it would have an advantage cause you would not have to go through the game resetting when you run out of lives. I was looking for a god mode that lets you take hits with no damage so I could make it through the part I am having trouble with. Infinite lives are no good if you cant make it to the end of the level.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 03:54 PM

OMG. There are 4 parts to Sashas shooting gallery. And then there is a boss you have to take on. What am I going to do? cry

Just keep trying I guess. lol
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 04:05 PM

Rusty, I cant even get the cheats to take to see what they do. The instructions are to vague as too how to activate them. duh
Posted by: friedmonky

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 04:12 PM

Are you using the cheats that are on GameFaqs?

Rusty smile
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 04:22 PM

I checked a bunch of places. Gamespot has the best explanation so far, but I still cant get then to take. I will go to GameFaqs and check it out. Thanks, Rusty!
Posted by: friedmonky

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 04:28 PM

They're the same. GameSpot gets their cheats from GameFaqs.

Rusty smile
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 04:52 PM

I thought I made the level and then another target appears and zap, Im dead. lol I think I will go to the forum for help. Thanks Rusty.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/15/05 06:21 PM

happydance Finally got it. On to stage 3. bravo
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 07:02 AM

I'm glad you got it - it is a hard fast paced section. Later on you can go back into the brain tumbler to revisit all the levels to pick up the figments and objects you missed the first time. When you are at a higher level and have more skills the earlier levels are easy - plus there is no boss to fight.

I tried the cheats as well to see what they did but I couldn't get them to work either. It seems like a number of people are having the same problem.

How did you finally get through the level?
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 07:59 AM

I just kept at it. Although I must admit I was about to call it quits and uninstall the game. lol

Now I am having trouble with stage 3. I roam around killing all those crying fireball babies and when my health is good I climb the stairs and I miss that jump to the platform everytime. I am usually good at jumping so I cant figure out why I cant make it. duh
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 10:39 AM

Good for you Johnboy, I think, sounds tough..

Well I'm where I was in the old game.
Swung my way to the platform on the pole swing wall..but can't figure out..do I want to try and jump on the net? If so I miss it every time..not sure what I am to do..there is a ledge below but I miss that also and into the abyss I fall.

Help again I think.. help

Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 11:12 AM

Try punching something!?!?!?!?!?

And by the way, where were you all day yesterday? shame
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 11:50 AM

I was playing...in the gardens...nice day here and gardening away is fun..didn't play but that little bit to get to the platform..

You mean the punch in the air, hitting space bar twice? I tried that..didn't try to punch with the left mouse though..hmm? I'll give it a shot, I assume I'm trying to get to the netting?
Might have to visit some of the monky's sites.

Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 12:04 PM

Do you need another clue?
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 02:22 PM

Silly boy, yes please.. praise


Ingie laugh
Posted by: Demosthenes

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 03:07 PM

Y'know, in every Zelda game since A Link to the Past, "bombable" wall-sections have always been represented by large, circular webs of cracks in a wall...

This isn't a Zelda game, and you don't have any bombs...but you should look for one of those, Ingie. luck
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 04:53 PM

Check out the wall.
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 05:45 PM

Okay, I see the crack in the wall, but didn't think to hit it... slapforehead should use my head, might make things a lot easier rotfl


Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 06:09 PM

I was stuck there for a while also. I kept jumping on those floating abstract blocks only to find out there was no place to go. lol I saw the wall and thought maybe if I... Its now history. lol
Posted by: Demosthenes

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/16/05 06:26 PM

I think that puzzle had me stuck for a good 10 minutes or so the first time I played...

I even tried a few sideways jumps onto those gear-shaped platforms in the distance...which would have worked fine if there wasn't an
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Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 07:20 AM

johnboy - have you jumped to the top yet? I found doing a double jump made me go higher if I hit jump and then hit jump again while I was in the air. And I don't quite remember but can you hit the target without being at the top of the platform?

inge - I decided early on in the game if I couldn't figure out what to do next to just go ahead and punch something smile

I reached the last battle yesterday but a message came up that said 'autosaving - point of no return' so I decided to stop and go back and try to collect all the psi cards and scavenger hunt items that I hadn't done already. I'm not sure if I can go back into the brain tumbler and do the previous sections to find all the figments, etc once you do the last past of the game so I am going to try that as well.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 08:02 AM

Yes I made it to the top and slided down the rail to the next platform and two of those mad men in suits were waiting for me and zapped me. lol I have not seen the target yet. I know on the first two I was able to shoot the target from a distance. I was so curious to see what was up there I forgot to look for the target. Wish I had more than one life so that the game would not have to keep resetting. Did you ever find out anything about the cheats and how do I get more lives?
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 08:03 AM

I am scared to death to say this but please ignore. lol I posted the above twice and dont remember doing it. woozy
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 11:25 AM

lol

not laughing at you Johnboy, just with you lol
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 11:29 AM

Ingie, Where are you in the game?
Posted by: Demosthenes

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 12:24 PM

kw, I know from testing it that after the "point of no return" section of the game, you can't return to the "real world". Ever.

You can, however, still access the entire mental world, including the brain tumbler.
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 04:09 PM

Thanks! That's good to know. I've done everything I need to do in the "real world" so I can do the end and still go back to the brain tumbler after I've finished? I'm ready to do the end but I'm being obsessive about cleaning up - I find it unlikely, however, that I am going to find every figment.
Posted by: Demosthenes

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 05:43 PM

You should be able to visit any mental world, collect figments and so on. You can even redeem psi cards/figments/etc. near the end of the game (without psi cores, oddly enough).

Just don't expect to be able to return to the campgrounds, collect or redeem scavenger hunt items, or buy equipment/dream fluffs/etc. I learned that the hard way...
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/17/05 06:18 PM

I just got a message to use psi blaster. I did not know what to do. Can anyone explain this to me?
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/18/05 05:32 AM

Hi Johnboy and Kim and Demosthenes evil

Ingie laugh
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/18/05 06:37 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by JohnBoy:
I just got a message to use psi blaster. I did not know what to do. Can anyone explain this to me?
Psi Blast is what you've been shooting with - maental focus is what you use to target when you are shooting.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/18/05 07:28 AM

OK, I have been using the psi blaster throughout the game then. I wonder why all of a sudden I received this message in the third part of the shooting gallery and never got the message ever before? I was using something and I did not even know what it is called. Which is par. lol
There is just so much to do and gather in this game I am probably missing a lot of necessary and fun things to do. woozy
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/19/05 06:35 AM

You probably got the message because you were close to the target and the game was giving you a hint.

I finished last night and thought the last section of the game was hard.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/19/05 07:29 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by kwbridge:
I finished last night and thought the last section of the game was hard. [/QB]
What are your overall thoughts on the game?
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/19/05 12:15 PM

Overall I loved it! Some levels I liked less than others but each level was so different and imaginative (weird too) and I really liked the graphics. I generally don't play this type of game so that says something I guess.

I also really liked that you can exit a level at any time (until the end) and go back to the campgrounds. So, if you are stuck or frustrated you can go work on the scavenger hunt and collect psi cards until you are ready to go back - this helped me never truly feel stuck.

I thought the end was overly hard compared to the rest of the game. All along the game kind of holds your hand and gives you hints while usually giving you ample time to plan your strategy. And then - boom - you are in a mad dash at the finish. I did the ending over and over and over until I started to hate it and then became obsessed and couldn't stop until I got it.

Anyway, I think it's a great game but I'm not changing my avatar from Jade to Raz smile
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/19/05 01:28 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by kwbridge:
Anyway, I think it's a great game but I'm not changing my avatar from Jade to Raz smile [/QB]
lol
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/19/05 03:44 PM

OK I just completed, or I thought I completed all four levels of sashas shooting gallery. After completing the fourth stage I was faced with a boss, Well needless to say I was killed immediately. When I went to restart it put me back at stage four to do all over again. This just isnt fair. Why do they design these games like this? It really tees me off. I just dont see why it could not restart with the boss. Sometimes I think designers do these things deliberately to annoy us. Anyway, kwbridge, how do I defeat the boss?
Posted by: Demosthenes

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/19/05 03:58 PM

JohnBoy, if you save at the beginning of the boss battle, you can reload from your save point and start there again, rather than having to redo the whole level.

As for beating the boss, this one's tricky:

You need to start by finding its "power sources" and destroying them all. Until you do so, any damage you do is repaired.

Also note that you can use the "bacon" item to get hints about how to defeat a boss.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/19/05 03:59 PM

Thanks, JB.
Posted by: Stevo

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/20/05 01:42 AM

Hey Johnboy: Please remember me if you want to sell it later. Cool
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/20/05 06:47 AM

Yep, the bacon can be very useful smile
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/20/05 06:55 AM

Got frustrated last night and quit. I did not feel up to having to do stage four again.Although I thought it was easier than stage three. Hopefully I will get past this this weekend.

Hi Stevo, I will probably be keeping this one. Its definitely replayable. There is so much to collect and do and see.
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/21/05 10:32 AM

Hi Johnboy, bravo

Ingie laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/22/05 05:32 PM

Well I am getting closer and closer to defeating that monstrosity. I want to know if I blast all the targets before I defeat him do I still have to kill him to move on?
Posted by: Demosthenes

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/22/05 06:44 PM

With this boss, every time you damage him, the targets spew censors at him, which regenerate his health faster than you can drain it. When all the targets are gone, damage you do to him won't be repaired. But removing the targets doesn't hurt him, so you will have to attack him directly once the targets are gone.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/22/05 08:39 PM

Thanks, Thats definitely good to know. If I had not wandered around to other sides of the cube(by the way which is extremely hard to do in this scenario for some reason)I would not have even known about the targets.
Posted by: Demosthenes

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/22/05 09:07 PM

Yes, one thing that really bugged me about this particular battle was the difficulty in getting Raz to cross an edge of the cube. Sometimes he does fine: other times he takes ages, and in a battle where you're constantly running from an enormous invincible enemy, it's really annoying to have your character freeze for 5 seconds while he tries to jump/walk from side A to side B...

I think this was the first time in the game where I lost a life more than a few times in a row--although the final stage gives it some good competition in that respect.
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 05/24/05 09:37 AM

Drat, with the puter being knocked out since Sunday, I've lost a lot of gaming time and by being stuck on the phone with Dell lost a lot of house chore time.
Noticed Bleumoon posted, sent him/her to this thread.. happydance

Ingie laugh
Posted by: feardust

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 06/07/05 10:34 AM

Has anyone finished Black Velvetopia? There's a cobweb I can't seem to reach early on in the level. It's high up in a window, across from a tightrope. Can't figure out how to get up there though.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 06/07/05 07:41 PM

I must not have seen it cause I dont remember getting it. However did you try jumping on the tight rope?
Posted by: feardust

Re: Is anyone playing Psychonauts? Hope so cause I am stuck - 06/08/05 07:38 AM

I did, but I can't seem to get the required height. I was wondering if there was a ledge I missed.