Who you gonna call? Zavvi, probably. Ghostbusters: The Videogame was a much-hyped cross format title that divided critics when it was released last year, causing many gamers to hold out for a price crash. Zavvi are currently retailing at £17.95 for the Xbox 360 version, which is well clear of half price. This will save you £2 compared to My Memory, though its closest rivals are either out of stock or have recently upped their prices. Unfortunately, PS3 owners will need to pay a fair bit more for the privilege of donning the iconic Proton Packs.
Ghostbusters: The Videogame is essentially a film sequel to the original movies that was transplanted into a computer game. The presentation is top-notch, with the original cast reprising their familiar roles to provide some of the finest voice acting in recent memory (though Bill Murray occasionally phones it in). The dialogue is witty, the story is engrossing and the humour provides a fair few laugh-out-loud moments.
Unfortunately, that's the only thing that reviewers unanimously agree about (apart from the fact that the Ray Parker Jr. theme tune is flat-out awesome). Opinion is completely divided upon whether or not this is actually a good game. The engine is solid, but provides inconsistent texturing and graphical quality that teeters between impressive and embarrassing. Hunting for ghosts with the goggles is fairly tedious, and the combat system is about as messy and clunky as it gets. On the other hand, several set-pieces will see you trashing entire buildings whilst subduing troublesome spirits and will make you feel as if you're actually in the movie. It's a divisive little title that will leave some gamers completely cold, whilst delighting others.
If you're a die-hard fan of the franchise then you should probably make the most of this opportunity. Otherwise, try the demo.
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