Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Good
35 years ago we were first introduced introduced to The Ghostbusters. A comedic, sort-of spooky film featuring some of Chicago’s biggest and brightest comedians. It went on to produce a sequel, a cartoon series, a BUNCH of toys and and multimedia empire.
10 years ago we were introduced to Ghostbusters: The Video game. A spiritual successor to the movies. Written by Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis and reuniting the original cast to voice their in-game characters, Ghostbusters: The Video Game takes place just after the events of Ghostbusters II with the Ghostbusters now being city contractors and legally able to catch ghosts. As usual, things don’t go as planned a larger entity has plans for our heroes.
Players take on the role of an unnamed character (so that the rest of the team doesn’t get attached) lovingly referred to as Rookie or New Guy. Throughout the game players will encounter locations and enemies (both human and corporeal) made famous in the the first two Ghostbusters films.
Where Ghostbusters: The Video Game really shines is in it’s dialogue and writing. Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis brought back all the charm and wittiness back and the game really feels like the long rumored Ghostbusters III that we were all hoping for many years ago.
So what’s new in Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered? Not much. Is that a bad thing? Not at all. The graphics have been updated for modern consoles and while they look nice, they’re still not up to par with a game like Gears 5 or Red Dead Redemption 2. At times it looks like someone used a smoothing snapchat on the characters. A lot of the old achievements are still in tact for the game so for all you achievement hunters, there’s not a lot of new work you have to do to up that gamerscore.
The sound and voice acting is superb and the gameplay is still just as smooth as ever in this remaster. Ghosbusters: The Video Game was one of my favorite games back in 2009, and I am so happy that we got a remaster in time for the 35th Anniversary of Ghostbusters.
If you never played Ghostbusters: The Video Game and consider yourself a fan, then you owe it to yourself to pick up Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered. A well written story and a chance to feel like you are in the Ghostbusters universe awaits you. So when you’re troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night, experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic, or see a spook, spectre or ghost, who you gonna call?
The reviewer was given a code for a retail copy of this game on Xbox One