Excerpt: I fell in love with Ghost Hunter twenty minutes in. I was directing Lazarus Jones, ghost hunting supercop, through the sewers underneath a public school where a massacre had taken place years earlier. A chain was hanging atmospherically from the ceiling.
Excerpt: The good news is that Ghosthunter is one of the best-looking action games on PS2 this year, maybe even of all time. Sony Cambridge, the house that brought you Primal , has some really talented designers, and a crew of programmers that can make the poorly-aging PS2 hardware sit up and beg.
Conclusion: Fighting itself uses two sets of weapons: ballistic weapons and energy weapons, which are run off of spectral energy that you collect during the course of the game. As you might imagine, it can become very important to keep track of ammunition levels to prevent running out at a crucial battle.
Excerpt: Ghosthunter is one of the most fun games I have seen on the PlayStation 2 console in a long time. Also, right from the second you put the disk into the machine, the quality will be evident. At the load screen, you are treated to seeing a ghost flying around.
Excerpt: There are few things as horrible as a game being too ambitious. All the cool design sketches, all the ultra-detailed textures, and all the twisting plot devices in the world can't save a design team or a system that's just not up to the task of conveying all that promise.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Of our time spent in the world of Ghosthunter, I can only say I enjoyed around half. The game is marred by its weak combat system and the fact that it fails to deliver on the promised fear is an undeniable disappointment, but if you can look past that you'll find a great story well...
Conclusion: Many have been complaining that games are becoming easier by the minute. Well, Commandos 2 seeks to change that by itï¿½s steep learning curve. Gamers new to the genre might be put off by this, but if you have the patience to learn all the controls and get the hang of the gameplay, Commandos 2 will...
Conclusion: The nice variations in gameplay (echos of Tomb Raider, Splinter Cell and Luigi's Mansion), superb graphics, excellent voice acting (including Sir Michael Gambon as the arch-baddie) and music mean that you'll want to play Ghosthunter right to the end.
Pros: Lovely graphics - some of the best on PS2., Excellent level and character design., The weird but absorbing story is told with a wry sense of humour.
Cons: You can't move in first person view., A few camera problems.