Pros The game is everything it aimed to be and truly makes you feel like you are a Ghostbuster.
Cons The controls take some time to get used to and can sometimes feel over-complicated and overwhelming.
Summary I run a video game review site, so I purchased both the 360 and Wii versions in order to properly compare them and I have to say they both compliment each other very well. While this is obviously the superior version, but sure to give the Wii version a try if you own a Wii.
This game achieves exactly what it set out to do. You are immediately immersed in the world of being a Ghostbuster. It has a sort-of interactive day-in-the-life type of feel to it. The overall design is perfect for what it is and experiencing the world of the Ghostbusters has never been this good.
Even the finest details have been looked at and changes and updates to the Ghostbusters world and equipment in a way that would not tarnish the nostalgic feel of the franchise. You can tell the property was handled with care here as every moment of gameplay will take you back to the day when you first saw the Ghostbusters on the big screen.
The original cast is here to reprise their roles, further adding to the authenticity of the characters, plot and overall feel of the game. For the most part, the voice acting is very well done and the game does a great job of taking the place of a new film by making the entire experience feel like an interactive movie.
Even better is the return of several key characters and Ghosts like Walter Peck, the Ghostbusters' secretary, Slimer, and even the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This is also one of the few Ghostbusters games to feature the character Winston, removing any previous racial statements pertaining to Ghostbusters games of the past.
Overall, this game is a great purchase and will be an excellent addition to any Ghostbusters Fan collection or Gamer Library. I highly suggest anyone interested buy it as you wont regreat it.
Pros Experience is immersive and funny
Cons You can't create a character or play one of the Ghostbusters themselves(unless you are playing multiplayer) ...but don't let that stop you!
Summary This is a game I just knew was going to suck. It's not that many games based on movies that do well and this licence has been sitting almost 20 years with little to no activity. However I am really surprised at how well it plays! Even when I read awhile back that this would be the definitive 3rd movie (actually now there is talk that a 'real celluloid' movie coming) I wondered how they would pull this off. I must say that using the writing as well as voice talents of the Ghostbusters cast makes this a great game to get into. Any company that wants to use a movie licence to make a game really should take notes on how to create an immersive story.
Moving right along, I really love the fact that there is no HUD clogging up the screen with useless info, some really tight graphics and again great banter among the cast DURING the course of the game. Any of the reviews you probably read are already spot on. This game keeps you busy. You can upograde your proton pack, scan for ghosts to get nto your Spirit guide etc.
My only complain of course is that in the game you can't control your favorite Ghostbuster unless you play it in MP mode which also handles pretty well.
IN some places it feel repetitive because you are actually 'killing' some spirits as opposed to actually trapping them but part of the fun of course is some of the bigger bosses.
The set peices are also impressive and help for the immersion experience.
There are a few plotholes in the game which I won't give away which might spoil some people's fun but what I would recommend is watching the movies again and catch some stuff you may have missed or didn't get which will make this game all the more enjoyable!
Pick this game up and happy Ghostbusting!
"Ghostbuster 3"on by Brizzo83
Pros Well done transformation from big screen to gaming platform.
Cons Multiplayer only available over Xbox Live. A two player split screen would have been nice, but we can't have everything I guess.