It's tough making a good movie to game adaptation as seen by the spate of bad ones in recent times. While some of them are just blatantly cashing in on a popular franchise, others just end up sucking. Ghostbusters: The Video Game, thankfully belongs to neither camp providing an enjoyable and humorous romp through New York as you liberate it from all things supernatural.
__STARTQUOTE__Ghostbusters provides an enjoyable romp through New York as you liberate it from all things supernatural.__ENDQUOTE__Before we head into the review there’s one thing you need to know and that’s the PC version of Ghostbusters is seriously borked. For starters if you choose to install it to any directory other than the default one presented by the setup, it won’t install. Worse still is that you won’t be able to un-install it as well. To rectify this error you’ll have to copy certain files from the game disk into the game’s directory and only then will it run. How Atari managed to let such a serious goof up go by unnoticed is beyond me.
While we’re talking about the stuff that’s wrong with the PC port I should also tell you that the frame rates on this version are bad and dip badly during intense encounters. The default WSAD + mouse control scheme doesn’t feel too responsive and you’ll be forced to use a controller for better control. And finally, the PC port doesn’t ship with the stand alone co-operative mode that’s available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. So to sum it all up, pick up the console version if you plan on picking up this game.
Right, now that we got that out of the way, it’s time to dwell into the review.
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