Ghostbusters the Video Game

     Why has this game not gotten more attention?!?  Granted I'm getting to this now, 4 years or so late, but it is still a fun game anyway.  (The game was released in June 2009)

     If any Ghostbusters fans out there are also gamers, I would highly recommend this game.  The multiplayer online is still up and running as well.  So I played a few matches and met some nice people- good stuff working as a team as well as competitive ghost busting. 
     The main game is nothing groundbreaking, but is simply a fun game with all the right touches added.  Ghostbusters: The Video Game fits in after the movies and have plenty of film references.  Many recognizable characters return, all voiced by their original film actors and actresses.  There's also Stay Puft, Slimer, and the talking painting of Vigo the Carpathian (Although the painting was destroyed/replaced in Ghostbusters 2).

     The player is a rookie hired to assist the Ghostbusters with increasing ghostly phenomena. Starting with just the proton pack and the trap - you gradually build the pack up with Boson darts, slime tethers and a full on slime sprayer.

     While I would love another movie of the Ghostbusters, I could understand the difficulties with it being made, so I would recommend more games.  I would definitely purchase any more of these produced.  Perhaps a Lego Ghostbusters?  Or just a sequel to this game itself.
     I'll talk more on a potential movie sequel in a separate post another time.
Vigo the Painting
     I must say interacting with the Vigo painting is my favorite part of this game.  Some of the things he says are so hilarious coming from a cruel ancient despot.  Here's a list of some, there's over a hundred so I snagged a bunch for readers. 
  1. Araghhh...the smell of happiness stings my nose!
  2. Your weaknesses feed me! Please continue to fail!
  3. Compete for my amusement.
  4. Ohhh...this bores me.
  5. Time is but a window - and that window is closing.
  6. If only I could have delivered such humiliation in person.
  7. That was almost as painful as being stabbed and pulled apart...ermmmmm, but perhaps not.
  8. You call that an accomplishment?
  9. Congratulate yourself now mortal, while you still have time.
  10. Another thousand failures and I'll have enough negative energy to return to the world of the living. HAhahaha!
  11. I should've painted myself a bathroom in this thing.
  12. Just another thousand years, Vigo, hang in there. Hang in.
  13. In my day, we had no time for such trifling amusements.
  14. I loathe you from the darkest spume of my craven, boiling bowels!
  15. My veins spurt white hot bile and broken glass as I'm forced to look upon you.
  16. Sure, my cranium is large, but so is my devastation!
  17. I am Vigo the Cruel, Vigo the Torturer.
  18. When the day comes, you will be the first.
  19. When my vindication comes, you'll wish you'd been born inside-out.
  20. This pitiful makeshift prison will not last forever.
  21. Psst! Shoes are untied.
  22. Please stop burning the microwave popcorn.
  23. Don't you know me? I am Prince Vigo Von Homburg Deutschendorf.
  24. Oh, this really is a good likeness of me.
  25. Call me Vigo the Despised or Vigo the Unholy or...ahh...uh...never mind.
  26. Nobody ever listens to me.
  27. How about a little sacrifice? Not a baby, but maybe a dog or a cat?
  28. Come here boy! I'll wear you like pants.
  29. Did you know that the human large intestine, when stretched out, will wrap around a city block? You have to get a running start.
  30. Have you savored the exquisite anguish of tortured souls? Salty...
  31. Pull my finger! I command you!
  32. This isn't Ghostbusters. This is The Exorcist!
  33. I dreamt I was in a painting with ponies. It was nice.
  34. Ohh...I have an itch...ah...right...here!
Here are a bunch of small commentaries on our times by Vigo:
  • I see the evil of the times to come. No flying cars - ever! HAHAhahahaha!
  • I see the evil of the times to come. You will choose a king far more evil than myself to rule you. Twice!
  • I see the evil of the times to come. In time all music will be free, but for the cost of your soul.
  • I see the evil of the times to come. You will remember paying $1.45 for gas and will weep hot tears for yesterday.
  • I see the evil of the times to come. Millennial apocalypse! Your world unravels...maybe. Maybe not.
  • I see the evil of the times to come. The glove won't fit.
  • I see the evil of the times to come. "It" is just a scooter.
  • I see the evil of the times to come. They're all juicing. All of them!
Nice making fun of G. W. Bush- "Twice!"  LOL

1 comment:

  1. This video games is very good, I am going to play this game for sure...double thumbs up.