Ghostbusters is the first movie I vividly can remember seeing in the theater. I was seven years old. It fascinated me, made me laugh and scared the bejeesus out of me all at the same time. From that moment on I dreamed of being a Ghostbuster. This game finally gives you that opportunity and it is one of the funnest, most cathartic times I've had playing a game. Granted, the story (especially the female love interest/scientist) character didn't do it for me... but the Ghostbusting itself was everything you would want. That all the characters were there was awesome. They even got Max Von Sydow to read lines for the painting from GB2 that doesn't even figure into the story. Amazing. The only part that had me throwing my controller was the part in the cemetery gates where these cherub statues are missling you and dive bombing you like crazy, and there's no way to stop it. And Ray dies at the same time usually. Very cheap. Also, when you die, there is about a minute of load time to get back to a point you were just at 10 seconds ago in the game. Why?! The bosses were visually impressive but too easy. Slime tether puzzles are fun. Overall, very good, if a little nonsensical and too self-referential plot-wise, where the characters are cheekily "Oh NO! Not again!" Is it too much to hope for a sequel?
I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan, so I went in being very critical about how they were going to pull off a game that's also like a movie. But, knowing Ramis and Company, they pulled it off! The gameplay is awesome (makes you feel like an actual Ghostbuster), the story is great, and the graphics are also very good. It is a bit short, but then again it's supposed to be like a movie, to the point. Despite only having seven stages, the stages themselves are fairly long and very challenging. It actually takes skill and tactics to beat the game, which makes it have a high replay value. I can't wait to jump online and try out the game on XBOX LIVE. Who you gonna call?! Whoever has a copy of Ghostbusters so you can go play it.
posted by zombiemike (UNIVERSAL CITY, TX) Jun 17, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Everything in this movie is directed for the fans. From the achievement quotes to the objects in the game to even lines that the cast delivers. This game delivers to the fans. Everything in it is for a hardcore fan. There is stuff from the ghostbusters cartoons and even the original video games. The amazing level of attention to detail for the fans is . . . well amazing.
There are so many tiny details that someone who wasn't a fan would just skip over where as a super fan would just sit there and be amazed, pointing out things in the fire house going,"OH MAN! I REMEMBER THAT! OH HOLY S---! THATS THERE TOO!? WOW!" This game delivers.
Oh and as a plus it plays fantastically. So not only do you have a game that is good but a game that delivers on every aspect as a fan game.
So in your face bad Licenced games IN YOUR FACE!
The only downside to this game is that maybe it wouldn't be for a non hardcore fan. That there are so many inside jokes that some things the busters say may fall flat to people. Early example is that Bill Murray gets slimed by Slimer and while he's laying on the ground he goes,"Ugh! Funkdified again!" A reference to his line in the first movie where he is Slimed and says,"Oh god. . . I feel so funky."
So if your a super fan I suggest you play this game. If your just interested try it because its a very solid well polished game that deserves to be played or even bought.