Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is a VR adventure game that connects the story of the original 2005 Psychonauts game and its sequel. In this game, you explore an underwater area full of sunken ships, as well as the psychedelic landscape of a character's mind, and use your character's psychic powers to solve puzzles and unravel the plot.
Return to a weird world
The original Psychonauts is regarded as a classic of the adventure game genre, and Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin builds on that legacy with a story that revisits the characters and concepts of the original. In fact, given that the first game came out in 2005, this one could probably do more to introduce the premise and characters for people who haven't played it in a while. The controls are simple and intuitive, and the puzzles are not terribly challenging; the main attractions are the witty writing and the strange, evocative environment.
A welcome reimagining of a classic concept
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is a very different game from Psychonauts, but it features the same weird concepts, engaging characters and sharp writing, meaning it will appeal to fans of the original.