toyboxx's Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PlayStation 3) review

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Was Ghostbusters: The Video Game worth the wait?

Ghostbusters: The Video Game is one of those rare licensed games that is so close to the source material, and yet the story by itself can hold it's own without the support of any of the movies with which the game derives from, all due thanks to the creative writing of Dan Aykroyd and Harald Ramis who penned the story for the game.

To put it simply it's a fan's dream!

You play as "Rookie" an unknown addition to the Ghostbusters team who tests out all of the prototype equipment that Egon creates. Basically a grunt boyfor the team. The game puts the player in many different locations and scenario's that keeps the game fresh and new all the while trapping ghosts and discovering new equipment that cleverly is added to the proton pack.

The equipment ranges from the standard Proton Pack, traps, PKE Meter, and the para-goggles that can be used, along with the meter, to search for ghosts hidden in walls, objects or scan for research to learn the weaknesses of the ghosts. The items that is collected throughout the game for research is stored at the firehouse along with Ecto 1!

To sum it up, there really isn't anything wrong with Ghostbusters: The Video Game. And despite the comparisons of what the game looks like between the 360 version and the PS3, if you have your fanboy goggles on then yes you'll see the "major" flaws. But if your like me who doesn't care about that fanboy crap you'll love the game for the fan service it provides instead of what console it's on.


Other reviews for Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PlayStation 3)

    If it wasn't a Ghostbusters game.... 0

    ....I'm not 100% sure I would have sat through the whole thing. It certainly would have received a lower score. I love the movies; yes, I am one of the seemingly few who actually likes the second and watches both from time to time. I had a proton pack as a kid, and remember going to the drive-in movies three or four times to watch the second movie and Batman back to back. I even watched the cartoon religiously during its run.....those were the days. Like many, I heard that this game was suppo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3) - Review 0

    Review from http://bngames.basicallynothing.comFINALLY a franchise worth revitalizing and refurbishing!  Ghostbusters is notorious for having some of the worst movie to game products in the history of Video games.  With the 25th Anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters 1 the movie and the double BlueRay re release, Columbia pictures has teamed up with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis for what has to be the definitive Ghostbusting experience, written and produced by the two brilliant minds that bro...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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