Psychonauts 2 is vintage Double Fine in strengths and flaws | Critical Consensus

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Reviews for Double Fine Production’s Psychonauts 2 are out, and from what we’ve seen, the critics are largely in agreement. Whatever issues they may have with the game, they appear to be outweighed by affinity for the studio’s distinctive humor and imagination, and a narrative about flawed people navigating the mental issues and hang-ups that threaten to hold them down.

It may have taken 16 years for the original Psychonauts to get a sequel, but Psychonauts 2 is by most accounts a faithful follow-up that captures the charm and novelty of the original while improving upon many of its

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