My experience playing Psychonauts:
Love, love, love (repeat)
Last level: haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate, boiling frustration, near-controller-tossing rage, giving finger to monitor, swearing loudly
The game goes from being fun and challenging to frustrating and nearly impossible in the last level. Disappointing and also baffling — how can someone make a great game and then right at the end take a turn to “awful”? Didn’t someone test it?
One of the best games I’ve played in years. The story is great, the dialogue is outstanding, it’s got a genuinely funny sense of humor, it’s clever, and there’s only one stretch that made me think about quitting… and then the ending’s worth it. Loved, loved, loved Psychonauts, and I wish it all the success and sales in the world.