Ghostbusters (2009)

Video Game  -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  16 June 2009 (USA)
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You play the newest employee of the paranormal investigations and eliminations business as a new wave of Gozer related hauntings plagues New York City.

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The year is 1991, it is two years since the events of Vigo the Carpathian plagued New York City. Now the Ghostbusters are going strong and looking to franchise out the business. You play as a new recruit in Ghostbusters International, and just as you get started with GBI, an ancient evil descends upon New York City and several familiar faces return. Written by Thomas Walters

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Ghostbusters on the Wii and PlayStation 2 uses a stylized take on the famed characters instead of trying to replicate the look of the realistic versions of the game. That style was inspired by the work of an independent artist by the name of "Dapper" Dan Schoening. Dan Borth, the CEO of Red Fly Studio, has stated that when his team was first approached to do Ghostbusters, Vivendi/Sierra (the game's publisher at the time) gave them a large group of concept and fan art to go through, which included Dan Schoening's work. Mr. Borth first contacted Mr. Schoening to work on an unspecified project. After many months of no communication from Red Fly, Dan Schoening found art online for the stylized version of Ghostsbusters that looked remarkably similar to his own designs. Mr. Schoening then contacted Red Fly and confirmed his designs were used. An agreement was reached that included money and an on-screen credit. Although he was 100% guaranteed an on-screen credit, the game was released with Dan Schoening's name nowhere to be found - not even as a Special Thanks. With the agreement not being upheld, Mr. Schoening posted a message on his blog about the matter, which was then picked up by several of the top gaming sites. In response, Red Fly put up an apology to Dan on their blog. Then Mr. Borth felt the ill advised need to "defend" himself in a written response to gaming site Kombo. Luckily for all involved, that didn't escalate things any further. See more »

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Throughout the game, the Rookie's hair changes between various shades of brown and blond. See more »

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Dr. Raymond Stantz: Venkman. Come in please! Pandemonium up here! Chucks of the building missing everywhere! You are required at the sight now!
Dr. Peter Venkman: [via walkie talkie] So happy to be of demand, but these sugar balls have got me nailed down. I can't get pass them. They're disgusting, and they are unhealthy.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Uh, did I mention there's a spectacularly beautiful lady in distress?
Dr. Peter Venkman: I'll be right there.
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Despite being made in 2009, the intro movie for this game carries the 1980s Columbia Pictures logo on it, just like the original Ghostbusters movie. However, the Columbia logo seen before the main menu loads is the modern one. See more »

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Ghostbusters
Written and Performed by Ray Parker Jr.
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The best Ghostbusters game ever!
20 February 2011 | by (Albuquerque New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Set in 1991, it seems New York's favorite paranormal eliminators known as the Ghostbusters are still catching ghosts since the events of 1989 when they went back in business. A new recruit joins our fellow men as a different kind of evil force is creating chaos from the Sedwick Hotel to all the way to Central park where the boys with the rookie must yet again vanquish the forces of evil.

An outstanding movie based game that proves not all movie tie-in games blow! i love how this game for the Xbox360, PS3 and other systems manages to be a sort of third movie but as a video game until we get the real GB 3 coming next year. The original cast such as Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Ackroyd, Annie Potts, William Atherthorn and Harold Ramis return to reprise their characters as well as 2 new characters voiced by Brian Doyle Murray and Alyssa Milano are introduced, the graphics are surprisingly well done including the settings. The controls are very good especially when your catching ghosts as well as doing new tricks like Boison-Darts to the slime-shooting like in Ghostbusters 2 if you recall.

There is terrific voice acting as well as the script written by Dan and Harold who worked on the first 2 movies scripts is quite good for a game. It's a fairly simple if sometimes hard in a couple of levels kind of game that actually satisfies the Ghostbuster fan including myself and brings back some familiar characters such as Stay-Puft to Slimer, this one introduces the guy who made the Gozar worshipers in the old days and who is the one behind the river of slime from Ghostbusters 2. I also love how it uses the original movie's soundtrack by Elmer Bernstein as well as the famous song everyone knows.

One of the best games i've ever played for it is the best GB game since the Sega Genesis GB game and the Arcade Real GB game, however it is a BIG improvement over those horrible NES GB 1 & 2 games.


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