Ghostbusters: The Video Game takes place in 1991, about two years after Ghostbusters II. The Ghostbusters are now funded by the city of New York and they are well respected in the community. In fact, they have started recruiting new Ghostbusters, which is where you come in. You play as Rookie, a trainee whose real name the other Ghostbusters refuse to learn because they do not want to get too attached. You do not get much time to learn the ropes before a pulse of energy flows through the city, igniting paranormal activity like a wildfire.
Catching ghosts is lots of fun. Most of the ghosts in the game are beaten by just damaging them until they run out of health, but there are still a lot that require ghost traps. The process of wearing down these larger ghosts and dragging them into traps is incredibly satisfying. There's a decent variety of weapons aside from the basic proton stream, including a slime thrower and the really fun slime tether. You also come equipped with a PKE meter, which lets you get information about your environment and ghosts, much like the Scan Visor in Metroid Prime. All this equipment can be upgrade with money earned by catching, defeating, and scanning ghosts, as well as by finding collectibles throughout the game.
The characters look like the actor's they are based on. The effects for the proton pack are spot-on. The ghosts look great,with some interesting designs. The level designs are varied, ranging from areas straight from the movies to completely new, almost Lovecraftian environments. Everything looks good and creepy, and there is a lot of attention paid to detail.
Everything about the sound in this game is nearly perfect. Clearly, the voice acting is fantastic because it is the actual actors who are doing the voice actors.
The music sounds just like the movie, everything sounds right.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game offers an excellent opportunity to relive one of the greatest franchises of the 80s. It stays true to the movies it was based on while providing a nice twist to a standard video game genre. Whether you are a fan of the Ghostbusters or not, you will probably have fun with the few hours you will spend on this game.
Pubblicata: 15 Marzo 2014