We live in a pretty great time for those who grew up in the 80s. If you had told young strapping "me" that I'd be able to play a movie quality videogame that has the thrills, laughs and scares of Ghostbusters I'd have thrown a rock at you and told you to get back in your time portal, you big fat liar.
And yet here we are.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year or so, you know of the Ghostbusters video game that's been in the works for a few years now. I even mentioned it HERE.
Well it's out today.
There's the bottom line.
For all you rock liver-unders: Atari (yes THAT Atari) has released THE summer blockbuster of a game entitled simply: Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
What separates this from all the mediocre rushed to shelves, movie tie-in games that have come before it is the fact that Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd wrote the script and all the major players (minus Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver) are back voicing their characters. It's really as close to a Ghostbusters III as you're going to get... unless THIS actually happens.
The game takes place in 1991 so it fits right in with the timeline of the original films and thanks to the 3D graphics capabilities of today's next generation consoles, Bill Murray actually looks like Venkman instead of a malformed midget--er, little-person as present in the Sega Genesis version.
You've got all the standards any fan would want: the original 'busters...proton packs... the Ecto 1... traps... and lots and lots of ghosts, oogie boogies, slimers and beasties to blast into ectoplasmic nothingness.
I have not purchased my copy yet but the reviews are saying what I wanna hear: It's pretty good and very fun. Read 'em HERE, HERE and HERE. Better yet, it's available on just about every next-gen system so buy it from the pretty carousel widget below.
I stick with what I said back in November: I will probably play this in October in my Halloween scary-videogame marathon sessions. Who knows, maybe Atari will release some Halloween-themed DLC with new levels and a jack 'o lantern-headed boss to fight.
To say the worst grammatically constructed sentence ever written: I still enjoy being 'fraid o' no ghosts.