Ghostbusters: The Video Game, You Should Buy It

Despite obvious control issues for mouse and keyboard gamers, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a solid stand in for a third film.  Anyone who loved the movies growing up in the 90s will love this game.  Akroyd, Ramis, Murray and Hudson wrote and reprised their roles in the game, as well as the mayor and his stooge – don’t worry you’ll recognize the cast when you get into it.  The mechanics are nothing special, but it’s fun action adventure gameplay.  It doesn’t get bogged down in redundant sequences and throws exciting new developments throughout.  Scanning hidden artifacts is actually pretty funny.  Whenever I guffaw while reading item descriptions, you get serious bonus points (Penny Arcade games anyone?)

There’s no grind, no simplistic puzzles to solve.  The combat is actually pretty exciting.  Capturing ghosts is just awesome. Especially if you’re seen the films.

My complaints are limited to the controls and not enough physics manipulation with one of the guns that’s begging to take advantage of the environment.  Also, there was one sequence I got stuck in on Experienced that I cannot imagine doing on a greater difficulty.  Reviving your teammates gets annoying, but only if you’re unsure how to progress past a certain area.  Once you get the mechanics of a fight down and start eliminating targets, your teammates start to hold their own.

Here’s some relevant reviews to keep in mind if you’re still not convinced.

Metacritic

G4tv (A 4 out of 5, by the way)

So if you missed the Ghostbusters game, check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.  It’d be a shame if you didn’t take advantage of a sale on Steam next time around.

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