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Poll ended at Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:56 am

Ape Escape
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Psychonauts
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Total votes : 30
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Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by mjmjr25 Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:56 am

Make your pick for TR
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by pierrot Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:12 pm

I could have voted for either one of these games, but ultimately I chose Psychonauts, as I've never played any of it, and I'm very curious to see if it is as majestic as people seem to say it is.
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:16 pm

Neither one looks that thrilling to me honestly. I went with Ape Escape because it looks a bit more like something I could get into.
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by alienjesus Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 pm

I like the idea of both, but went for Ape Escape because I nominated it
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by samsonlonghair Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:23 pm

I am here to openly support Psychonauts.
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by Menegrothx Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:43 pm

Although I'm biased because it's a childhood favorite of mine, I think that Ape Escape is one of the finest 3D platformers of all time. It's also a true innovator, the way it was the first game to use both analog sticks in the control sceheme. No game (except it's substandard sequels, I guess) that I know of plays like it. It also has a great soundtrack.
However the game suffers from camera problems like many games of that era do.

While Psychonauts is a very well written and charming game, the actual gameplay part of it is substandard, or boringly average. I personally think the creator should've sticked to creating games like Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, and I'm not saying that in a derogatory manner, they're one of the funniest games there are.

I personally voted for Ape Escape but either way is fine with me. Ape Escape has more well refined gameplay (though not perfect, being a 3D game on the PS1), while Psychonauts is a boring collecthathon that has an unique visual style, some memorable level design and great writing (story&setting, memorable characters etc).
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by samsonlonghair Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:09 pm

I have to disagree with you here. I found the controls of Ape Escape frustratingly bad. It felt like the developers wanted to force me to use the analog sticks, but didn't refine how well those analog sticks work.

I don't want to spend this whole post being negative, so instead of bashing my opponent, I'll say good things about Psychonauts.

One of the many strengths of Psychonauts is level design. Worlds are based on the delusions of the characters minds. Of of the characters believes himself to be descended from Napoleon. The level design of his mental world is a board game of GO fused with the battle of Waterloo.

Another level comes from the mind of Edgar, the hispanic painter. His mental world is a black velvet painting come to life where it is always Día de Los Muertos.

You can find more mental worlds on the Psychonauts wiki
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by Opa Opa Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:13 pm

Apes!
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by Violent By Design Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:02 pm

Ape Escape!!! Ive been looking for an excuse to buy it.
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Re: Ape Escape or Psychonauts - VOTE / BE HEARD

by noiseredux Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:04 pm

I voted Psychonauts. It's one of those games that always seems to pop up on lists of games everyone should experience. Yet I've never had an interest, even though I love the folks who created it. So... I guess I like the idea of a good reason to force myself to finally play it.
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