Movies, Video Games

The Ghostbusters Game Sequel Doesn’t Make Me Feel Good

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Atari’s recent Ghostbusters videogame was awesome and a pretty damn fine substitute for a third Ghostbusters movie if it comes down to it (and it probably will). It had a good story, the original actors voicing their characters, good dialog, a lot of nods to the earlier films but nothing that overwhelmed the new story… all good shit.

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?Which is why the Ghostbusters game sequel is kind of a shame, because it’s a sequel only in the sense that it is a second Ghostbusters game from the same publisher. It’s now a top-down co-op shooter instead of a third person Gears of War-type shooter, it’s going to be an Xbox Live/PSN game instead of a full game, and it doesn’t have Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis or Ernie Hudson doing jack shit. I don’t even know that their characters are involved, the only guy Atari has mentioned is The Rookie, the pitiful mute bastard you played in the good game. It’s going to be called Sanctum of Slime, and is due out next spring.

It’s not really the end of the world, since I don’t think any of us were expecting a Ghostbusters game sequel on par with the original, but it is kind of a shame. Thanks to Halfazedninja for the tip. (Via USA Today)

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