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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Louis Tully was originally planned to be in the game, but because of hardware limitations, animating him alongside the other main characters was impossible, and the only way they could've had his character in the game would have been in a wheelchair completely incapacitated in a full body cast. It would have been explained he got injured in an accident and was recovering. When Rick Moranis turned down the role, the part was removed. See more »

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The game takes place in 1991, yet the World Trade Center towers are not present in the skyline of downtown Manhattan in the game's opening cinematic. (PC/PS3/X360 version only) See more »

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Dr. Egon Spengler: [over radio] I wanted to test these first, but since we're waiving that safety step today anyway, you should be aware that I modified the Neutrona Wand which normally releases the particle stream.
Winston Zeddemore: Wow! It's like Christmas came early!
Dr. Raymond Stantz: [over radio] Earlier than what? They started Christmas before Halloween this year! Santa came to my house dressed as Dracula!
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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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Featured in X-Play: We're Ready to Golf with You (2009) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ray Parker Jr.
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Ghostbasta !
7 July 2013 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

Again a disappointment!

This time I tried even hardly by getting trainers (that don't work!) but at the end, the boredom was more powerful than the fun.

In fact, my PC is from 2007 and it may be a bit slow for this monster: the installing and loading times were excruciating, action was sluggish and trapping even the gentle slimmer was at least very difficult. The aim mechanism is plagued by the same drunk effect than the Potter games.

The production was good maybe too good as Venkman, Spengler, Stantz looks like in the reality and that's maybe the problem: I don't expect a game to be like a movie but to entertain me. Here, the game is a sort of a real sequel and it's funny to notice that it has the same short-ends than GB2: they repeat over and over the story of GB1: slimmer, the first class hotel… So there isn't anything new but the lines are very funny!

What definitely kills the game for me was the saving system: we can't choose the time to save that is to say the time when the player wants to quit the game (as the designers don't seem to understand it!): so after playing 1 hour non stop trying to put slimmer in the bag, then trapping 2 more ghosts, I get a new assignment: run after a fishy ghost! When I tried to play again, I was back to the 2 lobby ghosts so bye, bye…

Finally, this game was the tombstone of any PC games for me as I understand now that consoles easily out-date those machines. With a console, you don't have to ask if your system has the necessary requirements: you put the game and you play: with a PC, it's a constant check-up: the video cards, the RAM, the game-pad, the desk-board, the sound card, the add-ons, patches and so on. Thus, you spend your time at configurations and when you can finally play, you discover that all your efforts were worthless as the game is actually crap.

So, no more high-tech PC games for me and ultimately I had more fun with my GB2 Gameboy game!


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