Reviews and Problems with Ghostbusters: The Video Game
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Ghostbusters: The Video Game
16 April 2011
Excerpt: I had the chance to review the Wii version of Atari’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Many know that the Wii is the weakest of all the next generation consoles in the visual department, but it makes up some ground with its innovative control. With this in mind I was actually looking forward to seeing what would be offered using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
Excerpt: To be perfectly honest, I was very sceptical and perplexed when the video game adaptation of Ghostbusters was announced. While the actual gameplay seemed pretty easy to translate to a video game (Luigi’s Mansion says Hi), it seemed rather strange to create a video game based on a franchise so late into its life, if you could even call it that.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is an action game based on the Ghostbusters movie franchise. In the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game, there is some mild profanity and a good bit of fantasy violence because you spend most of your time fighting the supernatural enemies.
Excerpt: When making a game based on the beloved Ghostbusters franchise there are two things that you should get right at all costs: 1) Busting should make you feel good; 2) The Ghostbusters theme must play in its entirety at least once. It brings me no pleasure to report that neither of these things are true of Ghostbusters: The Videogame on Wii. The song, as it turns out, only plays during loading screens between missions.
Excerpt: Anyone else notice 1980s movies are being made into video games? From Gremlins to Back to the Future. Now we have a game based on the Ghostbusters. Okay Ghostbusters The Video Game was released a few years ago. This home console game is new to me since I waited for the price to reach something I found reasonable. I played the Wii version of this game, but it is also on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Ghostbusters The Video Game deals with the supernatural.
Summary: Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.
Conclusion: Ghostbusters: The Video Game is well worth a pick up on Wii. The motion controls work great, the game is a lot of fun and well put together, and there is a co-op mode to enjoy with a friend or relative. Good for all ages.