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We had many 3D platformers come and go Sonic Forces , Yooka Laylee etc but today Psychonauts 2 scored an 89 on Opencritic Is it safe for 3D platformers now ?

Not Even Indie 3D platformers could do something this big.

It scored 89 on PC Metacritic with 30 reviews.

Last edited by dx11332sega - on 23 August 2021

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Game isn't even out yet. And Ratchet and Clank got an 88 meta like 2 months ago.



dx11332sega said:

We had many 3D platformers come and go Sonic Forces , Yooka Laylee etc but today Psychonauts 2 scored an 89 on Opencritic Is it safe for 3D platformers now ?

Not Even Indie 3D platformers could do something this big.

It scored 89 on PC Metacritic with 30 reviews.

Well, there is Astrobot.



Do you mean a sequel that was crowdfunded to a game that didn't sell that well and was only a cult hit? No, I doubt it. Just because it reviews well doesn't mean it will sell well. Maybe this will sell pretty well but I doubt it. Not even a physical of the game.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:

Do you mean a sequel that was crowdfunded to a game that didn't sell that well and was only a cult hit? No, I doubt it. Just because it reviews well doesn't mean it will sell well. Maybe this will sell pretty well but I doubt it. Not even a physical of the game.

It won't sell very well because a good chunk of its audience will play it on Gamepass. That being said, it was part of why I resigned up to Gamepass.



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JWeinCom said:

Game isn't even out yet. And Ratchet and Clank got an 88 meta like 2 months ago.

I was thinking without guns, but it is Platformer I need a PS5 .

twintail said:
dx11332sega said:

We had many 3D platformers come and go Sonic Forces , Yooka Laylee etc but today Psychonauts 2 scored an 89 on Opencritic Is it safe for 3D platformers now ?

Not Even Indie 3D platformers could do something this big.

It scored 89 on PC Metacritic with 30 reviews.

Well, there is Astrobot.

I wish I had a PS5.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

Leynos said:

Do you mean a sequel that was crowdfunded to a game that didn't sell that well and was only a cult hit? No, I doubt it. Just because it reviews well doesn't mean it will sell well. Maybe this will sell pretty well but I doubt it. Not even a physical of the game.

What? no Physical ? we should demand a Physical, I'm ok with Digitals but if more and more First party games just become digital only they only make other buyers not buy their consoles,I recently bought Yakuza 7 Physical even though I have it on Gamepass, It's a crime if in the future both Microsoft and Sony first party libraries become digital only ? we saw what happen when Microsofted ported games to PC ? then Sony mimic'd it, their in a correlating trend, Microsoft needs to stop that or Sony might think it's good too doing digital only. 



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

Have it scored 89?

Now I think I'm getting it



In order for a genre to be revived, it has to sell well, not just score well.

But I hope it does get revived. It's one of my favorite genres!



For this to revive the genre its going to do well commercially. And I doubt this will due a few factors. One being fairly niche IP from a couple generations back and this is going to be 'free' on GP. Iirc the first game flopped quite hard despite it getting good reviews and press and I'd imagine the sequel this doing better from the first game but not great in sales.

Hope it does well as it does look decent, but resurgence on platformers based on the success of this one game.. nope.

Last edited by hinch - on 24 August 2021