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Ghostbusters: The Videogame £12.49 @ Coolshop [Xbox 360 Games]

Tom Silkstone
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Ghostbusters: The Videogame £12.49 @ Coolshop [Xbox 360 Games]

Bustin' makes me feel good! Set two years after Ghostbusters II, players take control of the Ghostbusters' latest trainee, who joins the original team as they once again face a supernatural series of events that threaten New York.

Coolshop are currently selling the game for the very reasonable price of £12.49, which is almost £2 cheaper than The Hut's offer of £14.16.

For me picking up a copy of Ghostbusters was a special purchase for two reasons, one I'm a huge fan of the Ghostbusters films, and two some of my earliest computer game memories are of playing Ghostbusters II on the Amiga.

This is a game that won't disappoint fans, the initial levels and enemies come directly from the world of the films and have been recreated in amazing detail, as have the soundtrack and the effects used to bring the Ghostbusters' equipment to life. All of these aspects are gelled together by the welcome return of the original cast, creating a truly special experience for gamers.

I could only really find two downsides to the game. The first is the repetitive gameplay, which initially creates the illusion of variety by adding new abilities to the proton pack. However, this soon wears off and you realise that the game is essentially a combination of looking for things with your PKE meter, blasting them with your proton stream, and finally capturing them in your ghost trap. Now, whilst I quickly picked up on the repetition, I did find myself thinking 'How many ways do the guys go about catching ghosts in the films?', and ended up forgiving the developers as I was still getting to carry out a typical day in the Ghostbusters lives, performing practically every action seen in the films that made them so magical.

The second problem is the lack of freedom, which makes the levels feel very dated with closed doors and invisible barriers locking off inaccessible areas of the environment.

For £12.49, this is definitely worth a punt whether you're a fan or not, and all you need to remember after you make your purchase is 'DON'T cross the streams!'

Thanks to andywedge @ HUKD

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