These days, NME – née New Musical Express – is trying to regain its hip “street cred” with the kids, the type currently reserved for the Instagrams and the Mojos of the world. And what better way to do so than to have a chat with Peter McConnell about Psychonauts 2?
The interview is actually quite excellent, with small tidbits like this:
McConnell also mentioned that his undergraduate honours thesis was a cycle of songs about a series of dreams. Hence, the concepts that the world of Psychonauts plays with were undoubtedly of interest to him ahead of his work on the series as a composer.
There’s also some stuff about the Grateful Dead in there which will make elTee question every aspect of his life that has led him to not play Psychonauts.
I also think we missed NME’s Tim Schafer interview, so go read that, too. NME, you might just have what it takes after all.
(But only Mojo has an MP3 of “Brain In A Jar,” from arguably the best level in Psychonauts 2.)