I think that it would be pretty neat if a teenage Eddie Riggs (pre-Brutal Legend) ended up being a security guard or something that suits him being a bouncer or material handler for the Psychonauts HQ and Raz having a side quest of entering his mind to help him with whatever troubles that may be on his mind.
I think that Raz should be equipped with a small grenade called The BFF (no, not best friends forever) "Brain Fart Frag" to momentarily freeze time while he is in the mind of any character. This would allow Raz to reach areas of difficult platforming easier and maybe boost his shield.. maybe like a Super Mario invincibility star?
Another idea would be a brain freeze cannon. It would shoot ice cream (scoops, cones, ice cream sandwiches, banana splits, etc) at an enemy's head causing disorientation and pain.. but while they are in agony of pain the characters would happily say what flavors of ice cream they like. "Ow, Ow, OWWWW... this hurts SOOO bad, but I love Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream!!!" The ice cream could be called "Brain N Jarries" (Brain In Jars) as a pun-tastic take on Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream.
There could be a level where it is in a large scary grocery or department store. The character would remember being a child and having felt the loss of their surroundings/parents/friends. The store would be in constant Black Friday mode with all sorts of interesting characters and Sales People trying to get you to sign your life away by applying to their credit card. If this idea gets made, then I would like to see the environment set-up to look like Walmart and Best Buy had a baby please. The sales people would act like the ghosts on Super Mario. When you look, they freeze. When you look away, they come at you. JUST LIKE REAL LIFE! The door greater could be a Thanksgiving Turkey dressed in Emo clothing. Just because. Don't ask.
Fun platformy levels could include Airport Freight distribution (like fedex/ups) think of the winding conveyor belts, tug trucks, airplanes, etc.. The character could suffer from a case of dyslexia and constantly be sending packages, trucks, and planes to the wrong destinations. Raz would have to solve the puzzles to get all of the packages to their right destinations.
Maybe an super hero themed amusement park to make fun at all of the comic inspired movies that are out lately? Have the character be a collector of comics that has insecurity issues with others but become the hero herself/himself if Raz helps out. The character could have a split personality disorder and switch between hero and villain stories which would change the dynamic of Raz's ability to maneuver through the environments.
Mad Scientist Level V2.0 Syringes, beakers, flasks, bubbles, smoke. This time it wouldn't be a ward, it would be a lab with more and more labs. Why? Because science.
Food critic level. Character suffers from OCD. Levels made out of a mess of foods like strings of spaghetti and pizza everywhere. The mess has literally drove the character mad. Collect the pizza toppings throughout the level and fit those into a giant Pizza like a puzzle. Everything has it's place. Or does it?
The color of my sky is silver. It is the lining of my mind. Thanks for reading DFAFers.