290 of 307 people (94%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
This game is masterfully good. I bought it several years ago and was blown away with how good it is. I'd like to cover a few key points that really make this game stand out from the rest.
-Original cast wrote the plot and voiced their characters! (Bill Murray sounds a little annoyed at returning.) The game is genuinely funny, intelligent, and spooky. -Easily one of the most cinematic games ever created. The story intelligently bridges the first and second movies, as well as expands the Ghostbusters mythos and universe in intelligent directions. -Revisit popular locations from the movies, without feeling like it's a gimmick! You have a reason for being there and doing what you're doing. -There is almost no UI! Almost every function (health, overheating, "ammo", etc) is shown visibly on the character, via the Proton Pack, which actually manages to be easy-to-read and organic at the same time. -Tobin's Spirit Guide is available for all the ghouls, ghosts, phantasms, class 5 full-formed repeaters, and spirit objects in the game, replete with their own back stories, lore, and rules. It allows enemies to be diverse and interesting, and fulfilling for lore hounds like myself. -The game is fast-paced and fun, and switches the rules up often enough as to never feel stale.
The only cons I can think of for this game are that it's a bit linear, the upgrade system can be a bit of an annoyance from time to time, and the "teammate revive" mechanic can be a bit annoying, since the boys like to go down often on the tougher enemies. But none of these things deterred the experience for me and, at $10, this game is a STEAL! You HAVE to buy it. It's so worth it.
236 of 262 people (90%) found this review helpful 25 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
This is the closest that we'll ever get to a Ghostbusters 3. It's a great little game with the original actors from the movie lending their voices. The game never strays from the source material. You play a new ghostbuster, only known as the "Rookie." All the wonderful characters from both movies combine to make something unexpected and quite fun. Buy this game go bust some ghosts.
Pros: 1. Bill Murray 2. Never had any bugs or glitches in my playthrough 3. I've always wanted to be a ghostbuster 4. (see number one)
Cons: 1. An older game with dated graphics (very minor issue for me) 2. Plays best with an xbox stick 3. Only 9 hours (still not a problem for me, just saying)
350 of 434 people (81%) found this review helpful 74 people found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2016
This game is absolutely awesome. Thank GOD that this game came out before poor Ramis died. As AVGN said, this is a "love letter" to Ghostbusters fans. If you are a fan and don't have this game, you have NO idea how much you're missing out. It's cheap now: get it!!! SUPPORT THE ORIGINAL GHOSTBUSTERS.
That being said, THIS is the real Ghostbusters III movie. ♥♥♥♥ the 2016 movie
EDIT: "dont be a hater" ... lol I've seen the new movie, but only because Dan Akyroyd asked us all to see it, and I'd only do it for his sake. The movie's humor is tailored towards literal mental-degenerates (that's the "nice" way of stating what I'm trying to say), and is actually a propaganda movie (for those with an organ called a "brain"). So, to all those brain-dead consumers and paid shills who serve to boost this trainwreck of a reboot: go nibble on a urinal cake-- I hear it tastes super-yummy.
109 of 114 people (96%) found this review helpful 9 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
Lately there's been a lot of disappointment expressed over this new Ghostbusters reboot movie, and a lot of people once again wishing for a true Ghostbusters 3. The great tragedy is how many of them will never know that it already existed 6 years ago in the form of this game, and was even called "essentially the third movie" by Dan Akroyd. The main 4 cast members all return to voice their characters (Rick Moranis is absent, tragically), and even a decent amount of side characters come back to reprise their roles.
The premise of the game is pretty simple. Instead of playing as one of the Ghostbusters themselves, you play as a new recruit, who is about as self-insertion fodder as you can get. Aside from being totally mute, he isn't even given a name, with the main cast just referring to him by various different names like 'cadet' and 'new guy' because they "don't like getting too attached to the recruits". This means that there's no time wasted introducing a new character, and instead you just get to feel like you're on a ghostbusting tour with the fan favorites. One of my favorite aspects is how well the proton stream and new wearpons are brought into the game; you get other attachments that serve as other weapons throughout the game, but the proton beam is used to capture ghosts, done by damaging the ghosts enough to weaken them and then grappling them and slamming them into walls and other objects until they're dazed enough to be captured in a ghost trap. The proton beam leaves scorched spots wherever it contacts with a surface and almost everything in the game's areas are destructible, so every encounter with ghosts inevitably results in a once pristine location being reduced to a scorched disaster, making you feel just like the comical menace to bar mitzvahs, libraries, and hotels that the Ghostbusters are.
Unfortunately, the PC port of the game isn't that great. It was poorly optimized at launch, and while modern day computers should handle it fine, if your computer is a bit dated you might want to wait for an upgrade (though even on my modern PC I still dropped from an average of 120 FPS to around 8 to 11 during the final boss fight). Though no matter what your specs are, there's no dodging the mouse acceleration, which still haunts the game so badly that even the Ghostbusters wouldn't pick up if you called them to deal with it. Ghostbusters has probably the worst mouse controls I've seen in a game (barring games that just don't have them, like Dark Souls), and while it is playable enough that I've completed the game twice, it's not what I'd call acceptable, and if you're comfortable playing with a gamepad I would recommend using that instead.
But ultimately, while the port isn't that great, and the game does decline in quality gameplay-wise for the last hour or so, I'd still recommend the game to anyone who's a fan of Ghostbusters. It's only $10, and while the story might feel a bit too much of the same, it's still as close to a Ghostbusters 3 as I feel we're ever going to get.
77 of 79 people (97%) found this review helpful 8 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2016
If you're a fan of the Ghostbusters films (the originals anyway), this game is a must play! It brings back Dan Aykroyd and (the late) Harold Ramis to write the script, for one thing, and another, the original ghost busters (plus a few other characters) return to voice their respective roles!
You play as "The Recruit" an otherwise nameless character who is just trying out to be a Ghostbuster. I sort of wish there was a co-op with this game, but that said, you do get to play alongside the other awesome ghostbusters almost at all times, so I guess I can't really complain.
The gameplay is fairly simple, and they teach you how to do everything well enough. The look and feel of the game certainly matches the films, so they nailed that. You'll also find the trademark Ghostbusters humor intact. It's a genuinely funny game, while also delivering a few creepy moments, before bringing you back to chuckle again.
There are many easter eggs throughout the game that fans will appreciate, from a nametag of a certain character on a wall, to a large painting that talks to you, and if you've seen Ghostbusters 2, you know which one I'm talking about.
Another cool thing is you get to visit some iconic places from the film, beside the Ghostbusters' Firehouse, which you can freely walk around in and check things out, you get to go to the Sedgwick Hotel from the first film, among others.
Overall, this game feels like the Ghostbusters 3 we all hoped we'd get, but now sadly never will. The humor, the look, the cast is all here in true form. You'll laugh, you'll cheer and maybe get a bit spooked, but you'll have a great time doing it all.
I highly recommend it for anyone, fan or not, to check out! I promise you'll come away with a smile...and maybe a ghost or two as well.