I’ve got a case of Ghostbusters fever! This week marked the 25th anniversary of the first film and thus a bouquet of Ghostbusters related products, including the first film on Blu-Ray and assortments of toys, are starting to fill the shelves, magazine ads and grocery store displays.
Written by the original movie scribes and stars, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, the story picks up two years after Ghostbusters II and New York City is once again over run by Ghosts (or “free roaming phantasms”) Players will start as the ‘rookie’ and even though the story takes places years after the first film, will be able to re-live some of the more familiar scenarios from the films such as capturing Slimer and the Librarian Ghost. But don’t fret, there are more than enough new ghosts that need busting as well. More importantly, players will finally be able to live out your 20-year-old fantasy of operating a proton pack. On top of that, as the game continues there is an assortment of add-ons like Slime Blower and Shock Blast to vary up you ghost catching tactics.
Murray, Ramis, Aykroyd, Hudson and even Annie Potts all lend their voices and likeness to the game with the addition of Alyssa Milano as Dr. Illyssa Selwyn who serves as the new lover interest for Dr. Venkman (also rumored to be joining the cast of the 3rd film.)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a must have for any fan of the franchise. Even if you are not keen to video games, Ghostbusters is reason enough to go out and buy a system. I’m not a huge gamer but I sweat Ghostbusters: The Video Game plays like a movie and is the most fun you will have in front of TV since GTAIV.