Conclusion: Madagascar is a pretty decent kids game based off of a movie franchise, which is almost unheard of in the current days of the console. Unlike some of the other E 10+ titles out there, Madagascar is definitely geared toward the younger player, as its ease and shortness suggest.
Excerpt: Mention the words "Tim Schafer" around most gamers, stand back, and let the slack-jawed reverie ensue. Tim is a god among the hardcore. He's one of the few bona fide auteurs in our medium, a man who has done the unthinkable: He makes the kinds of games that he wants to make. They're angsty.
Excerpt: Kid friendly movie tie-ins are big business and there was no chance that the big CGI movie of the summer wouldn't be accompanied by a videogame. Madagascar tells the story of some larger than life Zoo animals and Activision has brought the movie experience to our consoles and PC, with most of the...
Conclusion: known as Double Fine Productions – foray on the Xbox and a departure from the adventure games everyone knows him for. (Honestly, I felt a pang of animosity when I found out about Psychonauts. Here was a PC giant – Tim Schafer, the Tim Schafer – reduced to making a console game.
Excerpt: Few games go through four years of development and two publishers, and come out smelling of roses. Psychonauts is a game Microsoft no longer wanted as part of its first-party portfolio and despite positive word of mouth and much interest from the gaming hardcore, Tim Schafer's debut console project...
Conclusion: I cannot recommend Psychonauts highly enough. I played a few boards on Xbox and the entire game on the PS2. If you have the option, you probably should go with the Xbox version, but if you only have a PS2 you will not be disappointed.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: For anyone who wants to experience how games can provide entertainment beyond the simple act of play, Psychonauts is one of only a handful of titles that can give you what you're looking for.
Excerpt: This year, a number of great titles have appeared, but none have gotten us as stir-crazy as the newest intellectual property from game writer and director Tim Schafer. Psychonauts is one of the most enjoyable games to come around in a long time; find out why inside.