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GamingHeaven Review: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

A portion of the audience reading this review will have seen the legendary Ghostbusters movie from 1984, even if you aren't old enough to have been around when it was first released. The new game from Atari is damned good fun and is set to appeal to a huge cross section of the gaming audience - especially as it is based on a possible forthcoming third movie in the franchise.

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StanLee3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

I'm still not sold. Early reviews have been mixed. I'll give it a rent. I'm 28 so I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan. Loved the movies, the cartoon and even collected everything from action figures and lunchboxes to posters. I'm really looking forward to what is essentially a sequel to Ghostbusters 2.

*Edit* What exactly is there in my comment to disagree with?! Seriously? The morons on this site amaze me.

Syronicus3327d ago

Nothing wrong with what you wrote, there are just a few folks here that like to post up phantom disagrees.

I agree with you though, it is a solid rental for me. It just looks like an ok game and I am eager to see how it all pans out. I loved the movies and look forward to see how they play this story out.

velcry3327d ago

Look, I'll come out and say it - I admit that reviews do affect the choices I make when it comes to buying games.

Yes yes, I know that scores are subjective, often manipulated, etc etc, but I don't have limitless cash. And when I read the reviews closely, and I see them describe gameplay elements that interest me, when they say things like "solid third-person action title", it's good enough for me to really think hard about getting it.

And come on, how often is it that we get good games from movie-licenses?

50CALheadshot3327d ago

im up in arms...

should i rent it or buy it?

one things for sure, i want them trophies

lordgodalming3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

I'm glad he like the game too. However, anyone else feel like you've read this review before? Everyone in high school or college should take a good look at this. It's called plagiarism, and this review is full of it.

This paragraph from the Gaming Heaven review is the worst offender:

"Between missions you get to play about in the firehouse and you can listen in on Janine’s telephone calls as well interact with the jumping toaster on the pool table - these are all little touches which make you feel more a part of the Ghostbuster experience and while you aren’t allowed to roam about in New York City, there are key interaction ideas which make for a better and more fun experience."

Now check out what Greg Miller said over at IGN:

"Although you're not given free reign of New York City, you will get to fool around the firehouse in between missions. You can slide down the pole, eavesdrop on Janine's telephone calls, play with the jumping toaster on the pool table and more. None of it really affects the story, but it's a neat distraction that lets you feel like you're really a Ghostbuster."

Uncredited paraphrase is still plagiarism. A new low for gaming journalism.

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joydestroy3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

definite rent. wow. looks good. i don't think it's long enough for me to be throwing 60 bucks down on though. maybe i'll trade in inFAMOUS for it...

NegativeCreep4273327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

Not bad. Not bad at all (despite the fact the Xbot butt-buddies would like you to think anything below a 90 is a complete waste of time...unless of course it is an Xbox 360 exclusive like Ninja Blade)

-MD-3327d ago

I'm gonna predict 75% meta.

Not flaming the game or anything I just think that is what it'll be.

TheMART3327d ago

Still its one of the best on movie based games around I guess seen the scores it got up till now!

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