Ghostbusters: The Video Game

I downloaded the new Ghostbusters video game from the Playstation Store a few days ago, and it’s given me Ghostbuster fever. I cannot stop humming the theme. It’s so brilliant.

The game is practically Ghostbusters 3, being written by the people who did Ghostbusters 1 and 2 and voiced by the same actors from the original movie. There are also icons from the originals like Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

You take control of a new addition to the group, a faceless rookie who speaks less than the Master Chief. He/She has a proton pack and traps too, both upgradeable to do different things like slow ghosts down, etc.

The wonderfully misused jargon from the original movies is also back, with words like boson, particle stream and quantum being used for any old thing. This gives it a ‘mad science’ air about it which makes shooting things even more enjoyable.

A scary atmosphere was also pulled off well, with your main ghost detection mode restricting you to a narrow view through goggles. No peripheral vision means that all kinds of crap can sneak up on you and scare the bejeezus out of you.

This was a great game, and I hope the developer team have the sense to finish on this wonderful note.

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