Oh man, don’t come in here with bad opinions about 3d platform action games.
This is maybe the worst take in the history of 3d platformers. I can accept “Psychonauts is just ok” (it’s got mad decent adventure game / platformer hybrid level and mechanism designs, but I can accept ‘ok’) but two tiers below Donkey Kong 64? Donkey Kong 64 is sooooo boooooring. And buggy. Like, distressingly buggy.
Donkey Kong 64 is no one’s favorite game. Star Fox Adventures is better than DK64 and Star Fox Adventures blows.
Bibliography: just watched Anthony replay Psychonauts last month, watched youtuber playing a significant chunk of DK64 earlier this year. Played enough DK64 in 1999 and Psychonauts in 2006 to know better.
Edit: honestly, the three best games in this genre are Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Psychonauts. Those are all recommended above Super Mario Sunshine (which would probably be my next one down) and Super Mario Galaxy is a much different game, not a collect-a-thon (although it is excellent). Mario Odyssey might end up in those top 3 and push Psychonauts out?