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GamerSlyRatchet Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Oct 5th 2017 at 10:38:02 PM

Looking good so far. I'm predicting we'll get a new trailer at this winter's Game Awards.

GamerSlyRatchet Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Dec 7th 2017 at 9:42:26 PM

[up] No trailer, but Jack Black did confirm he's voicing a character.

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Dec 21st 2017 at 7:54:39 PM

New update! Some more concept art, and designs for Raz's family. Frazie looks really cool.

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Dec 21st 2017 at 8:16:30 PM

See, THIS is when I get excited for really out there art styles and new graphics. When games have photorealitsic everything? It'll look dated by next year.

But SUPER styalized everything? They can make a lot different uses of the hardware and the animations and textures in comparison. So much of the hardware isn't devoted to, say, every strand of hair on a character's head. It doesn't have to be animated that way and we can instead devote resources to other things like making sure the worlds are populated or that the animation has real life to it and more expression and variety because we also don't have to worry about realistic movement.

I love it.

KlarkKentThe3rd Well, I'll be... from US of A
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Dec 24th 2017 at 10:52:14 AM

Middle aged men always animate the teenage girls.

I may or may not be kidding.

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GamerSlyRatchet Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Dec 24th 2017 at 3:54:00 PM

Bummer about the release date change, but oh well. I'd rather get a polished, finished product.

InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Dec 24th 2017 at 7:09:57 PM

[up][up]Well, to be honest, if you can only animate one specific type of character, you're probably aren't a good animator. There's some stipulations to this as some are going to know how to animate humans vs. animals vs. anatomically impossble creators of eldrich horror, but... Yeah.

I think there's a bigger discussion to that about how male dominated certain fields are and other things, but I don't see anything wrong with a male animating this character. If he does a good job and has the right idea of energy and animation for the character, who cares? No one would really care if a woman were animating Raz either...

KlarkKentThe3rd Well, I'll be... from US of A
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Dec 24th 2017 at 11:14:14 PM

[up]I love how 200% serious your reply is.

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InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Dec 25th 2017 at 1:52:06 AM

I couldn't tell if you were kidding or not. Knowing the internet these days, people who say outlandish things actually, shockingly, are not kidding.

KlarkKentThe3rd Well, I'll be... from US of A
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Dec 26th 2017 at 12:56:18 AM

[up]I was poking fun at human nature, and how men find women pretty. Which, of course is not wrong, and is not a crime.

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Dec 26th 2017 at 1:26:27 PM

At the end of Psychonaut the group rushed off to save Lili's dad. They say that they know who did the kidnapping, but that makes them worried. Yet, in Rhombus of Ruin, they don't seem to know who the kidnapper was. Is this a retcon, or is there an explanation I'm not seeing? Raz did run into one guy who sort of implies he had bosses, but there was never anything like an organization named.

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Dec 26th 2017 at 6:22:29 PM

Probably a retcon. There was kind of a sequel gap so that's bound to happen.

KlarkKentThe3rd Well, I'll be... from US of A
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Dec 26th 2017 at 7:22:36 PM

[up]I hope this is not a retcon, otherwise nitpickers (with me amongst the ranks) will tear Tim apart.

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InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Dec 27th 2017 at 12:20:30 AM

Seems like an odd thing to nit pick.

KlarkKentThe3rd Well, I'll be... from US of A
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Dec 27th 2017 at 12:18:30 PM

[up]

  • "This time we know who did it."
  • "We don't know who did it.*

edited 27th Dec '17 12:19:20 PM by KlarkKentThe3rd

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Dec 27th 2017 at 10:07:48 PM

Just seems like an odd thing to tear someone apart over, moreso. It was a throwaway line in a game that came out 12 years ago.

KlarkKentThe3rd Well, I'll be... from US of A
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Dec 27th 2017 at 10:32:40 PM

[up]If it came out 12 years ago...... why don't we just forget it ever existed, and just make a new, unrelated game? When you are making a sequel, there are several things you are obliged to do. To get a minor throwaway line in the middle of the game wrong is VERY MUCH OKAY, happens to everyone. But to forget the beginning and ending cutscenes to your own game?

That is shameful.

I meant that btw.

And relax, I am not REALLY going to burn down Tim's house (only in my dreams).

edited 27th Dec '17 10:34:38 PM by KlarkKentThe3rd

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Unsung have yourself a Metroid little Christmas from a tenement of clay
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Dec 27th 2017 at 10:45:15 PM

Because out of all the things I liked about Psychonauts, one little Sequel Hook at the end being left out isn't going to break my heart? It's not all or nothing, here. Twelve years is a lot of time to change your mind about something.

KlarkKentThe3rd Well, I'll be... from US of A
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Dec 29th 2017 at 11:26:04 AM

I think I know how to put it best for everyone here to understand.

To assume everyone who will play Psychonauts 2 played the first game many years ago and forgot the details, would be a very wrong assumption. Since the game is available on Steam and PSN, it will be more accurate to assume a whole lot of new players will play the 2 games back-to-back.

And 90% of those new players will notice the immediate unexplained retcon. And they will complain on their Twitters and whatnot. And Tim will have to burn down his house himself out of shame.

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Dec 29th 2017 at 11:30:04 AM

Addendum: dont buy the PSN version of Psychonauts. It's really bad.

KlarkKentThe3rd Well, I'll be... from US of A
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Dec 29th 2017 at 11:32:30 AM

[up]Worse than the original PS 2 physical release?

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Dec 29th 2017 at 12:05:09 PM

I backed it for $810. I'm blocking all info about it til it's actually released.

edited 1st Jan '18 5:26:02 PM by AnotherGuy

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Dec 29th 2017 at 12:37:05 PM

Considering the second game takes places after the dad rescue is done, it really doesn't matter.

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