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Possible warning for spoilers? No plot details, just the existence of certain enemies.


I just battled the brain tank and the brain. I got the health bar down to zero for the brain, got the last hit and the game sort of hiccuped a little. The little explosion animation stayed on the ground, static, and the brain flew away again. The green lasers cause no damage now. Every time I hit the brain a new static explosion animation spawns and the old one disappears.

There also seems to be a white arrow hanging in the air for no reason? It is the same arrow used by the tank. I don't think it is supposed to be there.

I've run through this fight twice, and this has happened both times. Is this a known bug? I'm a bit put out; this is my first time playing Psychonauts, and I'd love to play more! It's a great game. I've had no problems aside from this.
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It defiantly sounds like your glitched. I know you say you ran through this fight twice but do you have any earlier saves, even further back you can go back to and see if it works then?
I do not, unfortunately. I was running off of one save file. I should have saved in multiple spots, but oh well.

Would it be possible to back up save data and try reinstalling the game, or would that just save the glitch?

I'll try a few things later to see if I can win this fight. Maybe it's a graphics thing.
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Shadowbright: I do not, unfortunately. I was running off of one save file. I should have saved in multiple spots, but oh well.

Would it be possible to back up save data and try reinstalling the game, or would that just save the glitch?

I'll try a few things later to see if I can win this fight. Maybe it's a graphics thing.
Well once it goes into lazer mode just beat on it for a while and see if it dies. If that doesn't work a reinstall wouldn't hurt but if the save is corrupt it won't help either. Unfortuantly I no longer have my psychonauts saves otherwise I'd send you one. Though if you can't get it working you could certainly ask the gog community to help you out with a save thats close to where you are now.
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Shadowbright: Possible warning for spoilers? No plot details, just the existence of certain enemies.

I just battled the brain tank and the brain. I got the health bar down to zero for the brain, got the last hit and the game sort of hiccuped a little. The little explosion animation stayed on the ground, static, and the brain flew away again. The green lasers cause no damage now. Every time I hit the brain a new static explosion animation spawns and the old one disappears.

There also seems to be a white arrow hanging in the air for no reason? It is the same arrow used by the tank. I don't think it is supposed to be there.

I've run through this fight twice, and this has happened both times. Is this a known bug? I'm a bit put out; this is my first time playing Psychonauts, and I'd love to play more! It's a great game. I've had no problems aside from this.
I know it's usually frowned upon to dig up old threads, but since this is the first result for me on Google and it has no proper solution, I think it's acceptable.

I ran into this issue as well. What I was doing was using Invisibility to hid from the final brain. This would hide the laser and let me approach it to get a punch in. Rinse and repeat until it is dead. The problem is, it wouldn't die from the last punch. It would just leave the explosion animation behind and jump to a new spot. So after a little searching, I found that you are supposed to use the levitation ball to do a ground pound from the air! That allowed me to finish the brain, even after I had supposedly glitched it. Here is the post which lead me to this.