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PC Gamer milks Psychonauts 27 Sep, 2019 / 6 comments

PC Gamer has put together a small oral history of sorts about what they -- and probably many of us -- consider the best Psychonauts level, "The Milkman Conspiracy." A quote:

That was only possible because writing all the dialogue came last. After the designers and gameplay programmers had finished, Schafer would assess every piece of the level, and write dialogue based on all the work that came before. "That was the most solid foundation for the jokes to get layered on top," Robson says. "Half of my memory of Milkman is playing it without any of that dialogue, so that stuff still almost feels like a sort of recent edition. And then after you're done with the level, six or eight weeks later, this dialogue appears all of a sudden in the game."

Now run and read it.

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    TheNewSquinky on 05 Oct, 2019, 13:00…
    yeah the lungfish level has always been a favourite
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    Javier Tolstoi on 29 Sep, 2019, 18:23…
    I couldn't name my favourite, I think it's an integral part of the game that all levels are different und special. I like the gameplay in Waterloo most I think, I love the art of Velvetopia, Milkman Conspiracy has great dialogue, they're all really great god do i loove this game :DD
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    Kroms on 29 Sep, 2019, 16:52…

    Kroms

    God, I love the Milkman Conspiracy. If you read as much political history as I do, you keep stumbling across all these insane conspiracies which evoke it. (Of course, every so often you find a real conspiracy that outshines even the craziest tinfoil.)

    Black Velvetopia is my personal favourite, though.



    I'd like to nominate myself for Most Accidentally Pretentious-Sounding Comment.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 28 Sep, 2019, 15:09…
    Surely Lungfishopolis if the most delightful of all the levels.

    Side note: If anyone is still playing RAD like I am, I wrote a guide: https://steamcommunity.com/app/722560/discussions/0/1629664606994205397/
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    Kroms on 27 Sep, 2019, 18:19…
    Insane conspiracy theories, I should say.
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    Kroms on 27 Sep, 2019, 18:18…
    God, I love the Milkman Conspiracy. If you read as much political history as I do, you keep stumbling across all these insane conspiracies which evoke it. (Of course, every so often you find a real conspiracy that outshines even the craziest tinfoil.)

    Black Velvetopia is my personal favourite, though.

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