Psychonauts 2 Player finds a way to make the game even better
A Psychonauts 2 player came up with a neat idea to make Double Fine Productions’ excellent 3D platformer even better.
Released over sixteen years after the cult classic Psychonauts, Psychonauts 2 has been the talking point of the gaming community since its recent launch on August 25th. Developed by Double Fine Productions and published by Xbox Game Studios, Psychonauts 2 is finally giving impatient fans the long-awaited follow-up they’ve been so patiently waiting for.
Psychonauts 2 has been praised for its empathy, eclectic visuals, and unique characters. Some reviewers have criticized the game’s emphasis on collectibles, but that comes with the territory of 3D platforming games and does little to spoil the exceptional and jaw-dropping experience for fans. As such, the game has been incredibly well received, but one Xbox Series X gamer thinks he has found a way to make the excellent title even better.
Reddit user C4ptainchr0nic has found an ingenious way for gamers to become more immersed in Psychonauts 2distinctive world of. Shared with the Xbox Series X Reddit community, C4ptainchr0nic’s fun idea is to take a Philips Hue Sync Box and light strips, which match the ambient lighting with the colors displayed on the TV. They have also included a short video showing the results of such a setup and it is truly dazzling; striking lights dance across the room in perfect unison with the play, further emphasizing the sparkling color palette used in the title.
The post was also received very positively by the Reddit community, earning over 800 hundred upvotes and over 140 comments at the time of writing. Other Reddit users praise the impressive light show and offer cheaper alternatives to the Philips Hue setup, like Govee Immersion, which offers a similar experience at a lower price.
After such a shortage of 3D platforms compared to the previous console generation, it’s exciting to see some great titles like Psychonauts 2 launch this year. The game’s emphasis on eye-catching visuals, family fun, and lovable characters can be a nice change of pace for gamers who want to play something different. While we might never see the platform craze of the late 90s and early 2000s again, Psychonauts 2 and other titles like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart have helped make 2021 the year of the 3D platformer.
Sure, Psychonauts 2 isn’t the only game with bright colors and a strong visual design. THQ’s open world RPG Biomutant and Insomniac is beautiful Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Also feature beautiful bright visuals that pair well with an active ambient light setup like the Philips Hue Sync. Still, it’s hard not to be impressed by what Psychonauts 2 has accomplished in terms of visuals and gameplay, and C4ptainchr0nic’s active ambient lighting only enhances the gaming experience even more.
Psychonauts 2 is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S / X.
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