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BITMAPS 85: Ghostbusters: How to Adapt a Movie Right

TheGameReviews writes: "But two decades after my first experience with an awful movie-based video game, here and now Ghostbusters: The Video Game accomplishes the inverse of all that. Indeed, not only is it fun to play, but a faithful treatment and genuine expansion of the original property. As it is with good works in any field , this didn't happen by accident. I wish I knew who exactly was responsible for this treatment, just so I could send them a single rose with a note attached saying "You rock and don't stop". I suspect the responsibility largely rests within the involvement of Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis; children tend to prefer being in the care of their rightful parents. Regardless of origins, let's take a look at the elements that make Ghostbusters such a great adaptation."

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Haly3596d ago

Glad to hear such positive comments on Ghostbusters. :)

Wastrel53596d ago

Dammit! You've convinced me to try this out now! Just wish they'd get round to releasing the 360 & Wii versions over in the UK. The sub-standard PS3 version simply won't do

reddevilyi3596d ago

Isn't the 360 version supposedly region-free?

shoinan3596d ago

Tempted to import it in myself.

SirLarr3596d ago

Yeah I saw screen comparisons of the PS3 and 360 versions, that would really drag down the experience for me.

reddevilyi3596d ago (Edited 3596d ago )

I think the major thing here is that the Ghostbuster game came out 20 years after the movie. They weren't working on a limited time frame like most movie based games. Besides, LucasArts has been makeing great Star Wars ganes for a long while so this is hardly ground breaking thing.

SlamVanderhuge3596d ago

I think Ghostbusters was a solid game that fit the movies well. Don't see how the series could possibly be made into a better game than this.

That being said, i'd still rather have a new movie :)

SirLarr3596d ago

Dan Aykroyd's been saying there will be a third movie with all the positive buzz from the game now. Here's hoping!

mr durand pierre3596d ago

What I played of the game was rather good. They got the wrangling mechanic down pat and the writing was right up therewith the first movie.