The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2009 #61i: Ghostbusters

Posted in 2009 by trdn89 on February 12, 2010

10 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

Metacritic

The long, torturous road to The Ghostbusters Game

Zero Punctuation Review

Jjjusten: I almost rated this higher simply to get it boosted numerically on the list, because I think this game got slept on. It’s way more fun than expected. Sure, getting the original actors to voice the characters and write the story is a huge plus, but that isn’t what makes this game shine. Simply put, the gameplay is so good that it would be enjoyable if it were a Ghostbusters game or not. The graphics are stellar; ghost-trapping ghosts in particular. Unfortunately, as in Arkham Asylum there is a sad tendency to spend a lot of time using the alternate viewing mode (PKE sensor here, detective mode in Arkham) so you end up missing a lot of gorgeousness… let this be a heads up to designers to make these modes either integrated or timed in the future. Level design is great and smart; whenever you get in a rut the game upends your situation so you are suddenly in an alternate dimension or wandering the streets of NYC. To be fair, you still spend a lot of time in generic hallway/tunnel stomps, but it is juiced up enough to keep from going all Doom III on you. Default difficulty = u gonna die. A lot. This isn’t a bad thing, but it does highlight the crushing flaw in this game, which is that the load screens are INTERMINABLE. Let me rephrase that: load SCREEN, as in only one, which by the time you finish the game you will have seen HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF TIMES. There is apparently a wealth of online coop/versus modes, but since no one else ever bought the damned game, that’s a sort of bittersweet fail.

A history of Ghostbuster video games (spoiler: they mostly suck)

“If we didn’t know any better we would have thought the Ghostbusters was developed on the Xbox 360 and ported, poorly, to the PlayStation 3.”

Nhex: Surprisingly very hard! A total nostalgia trip for fans of the original movies; the sound effects (especially for ghost-trapping) are just so, so good.

Ghostbusters Porn

S1ocki: It’s a renter imo. I kinda hate all the PKE meter stuff and it gives me a headache putting the goggles on and taking them off.

Jamescobo: One of my IRL friends worked on this game in some capacity and they used him as the character model for “the Rookie”. Still haven’t played it, though.

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