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« on: May 07, 2009, 07:40:30 AM »
Looks like it's a PS3 exclusive for the time being.

From Official Nintendo Magazine:

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Ghostbusters has been delayed for Wii after Sony picked up the rights to publish the game for PlayStation 3 and PS2 exclusively on 19 June.

Atari was set to release Ghostbusters for Wii and DS on 19 June but the Sony deal has scuppered this and Atari has now told us that it will now be publishing the game for Wii later on in the year. Interestingly the PSP version of the game will be released in the autumn but a Wii date hasn't been confirmed.

The PS3 version of the game is developed by Terminal Fly but the Wii game from Red Fly studios is a bit different with cartoony visuals and Remote-controlled ghost zapping.

No news on the 360 version mind, but from what I can tell, that's also delayed.

Oh, and a video for the Wii version which I think actually looks really good.

http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/player.php?mode=article&id=693


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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 07:50:02 AM »
Thank god i intended to pick the game up on the PS3.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 10:35:17 AM »
That's a dick move by Sony. They don't keep Spider-Man games from being multi-platform!

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 07:35:20 AM »
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-2637-Sony-to-Publish-Ghostbusters-in-PAL-Territories-%5BUpdated%5D.html

This story indicates that the North American versions aren't affected and will still be on 360 in June.

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 08:05:57 AM »
Sony have a good track record of fucking with Europe.

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 09:57:55 PM »
Sony have a good track record of fucking with Europe.

Doesnt every publisher?

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 09:48:33 AM »
Sony have a good track record of fucking with Europe.

Doesnt every publisher?

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 06:17:41 AM »
Fuck that noise, we got Apollo Justice, the 4th game in the Ace Attorney series, before the 3rd one!

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 12:58:24 PM »
The Opening cinematic:

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Video Game, Exclusive Opening Cinematic | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com


Also has several other movies, including trailers and behind the scenes with Annie Potts and Alyssa Milano.

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2009, 03:25:58 AM »
Not to play the continuity nerd here, but didn't the Ghostbusters close down their buisness just after the 1st film?

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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2009, 04:27:52 AM »
No, the city of new york sued them for damages following the Marsh mallowman incident, and they were forced to go out of business.

Cut to GB2 and they are reinstated when river of ooze starts fucking shit up sequal style.

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 05:34:12 AM »
Or, in RGB continuity (which this obviously is not), Ghostbusters 1 and 2 are just film exploits of THEIR adventures and they never had a court injunction against them.

Also, having now watched the video, that seems like a very odd question considering it takes place in 1991 and they were shut down sometime between 1984 and 1989. So yeah luke-o, no worries about being the continuity nerd.

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2009, 05:37:00 AM »
I never knew that.

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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2009, 05:40:29 AM »
I'm looking for a clip but the episode "Take Two" only seems to be on youtube in French.

Long story, in RGB, someone makes a Ghostbusters movie starring Aykroyd, Murray, and Ramis (Winston wonders if this is a casting list or a law firm). At the end of the episode, Venkman and co. watch the actual Ghostbusters movie, commenting that "he doesn't look a thing like me".

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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2009, 07:40:31 AM »
Or, in RGB continuity (which this obviously is not), Ghostbusters 1 and 2 are just film exploits of THEIR adventures and they never had a court injunction against them.

Also, having now watched the video, that seems like a very odd question considering it takes place in 1991 and they were shut down sometime between 1984 and 1989. So yeah luke-o, no worries about being the continuity nerd.

I think its on the Special Edition DVD of Ghostbusters 1 & 2.

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2009, 09:38:59 AM »
The Opening cinematic:

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Video Game, Exclusive Opening Cinematic | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com


Also has several other movies, including trailers and behind the scenes with Annie Potts and Alyssa Milano.

That's awesome. Plays right on nostalgia.

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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2009, 01:33:55 PM »
Or, in RGB continuity (which this obviously is not), Ghostbusters 1 and 2 are just film exploits of THEIR adventures and they never had a court injunction against them.

Also, having now watched the video, that seems like a very odd question considering it takes place in 1991 and they were shut down sometime between 1984 and 1989. So yeah luke-o, no worries about being the continuity nerd.

I think its on the Special Edition DVD of Ghostbusters 1 & 2.

Close - that's "Citizen Ghost", which explains why Slimer lives with them and they wear different uniforms than the movie.

I noticed in the trailer that Ecto has a Ghost Vacuum on it. Nice reference to the original video game... maybe you get to avoid drunk drivers in this one too.

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2009, 04:32:44 PM »
Ah, I knew it had something to do with a movie.

Not long till its out now, apparently the review copies have started to hit the grubby mitts of the magazine guys.

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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2009, 03:33:56 AM »
Its been leaked to the web for those with DL drives and hacked 360s.

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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2009, 05:50:56 AM »
Just picked it up for the PS3 and installing. Hyped as fuck. I rewatched both movies over the weekend in anticipation. If you go to Toys R Us to buy the game, you get a $20 off giftcard.

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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2009, 08:36:13 AM »
The ghosts seem much faster than your beams, but I don't care, the presentation of the game is a Ghostbuster fan's dream come true. I spent an inordinate amount of time
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talking to the Vigo painting they keep in the firehouse. The fact they incorporated some RGB lore - Slimer being referred to as "our pal" and living with them and Janine still having a thing for Egon, according to a voice mail.

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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2009, 08:38:51 AM »
Arg, I can't wait to get my hands on this game!

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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2009, 09:03:50 AM »
I'm tempted to import a US copy of the 360 game, since its not region locked. Its that, or I'll have to wait till October.

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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2009, 09:17:42 AM »
Must.....wait until....pay day. FUCK!
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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2009, 10:09:40 AM »
Ha, Janine gets a phone call to dish about 90210. Oh, 1991.

I like (I guess) that the product placement for Doritos uses a vintage logo.

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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2009, 12:12:08 PM »
Just finished the first level. Man, this is fun as fuck.

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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2009, 12:23:36 PM »
Cool, I should pick this up for PS2 then.

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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2009, 01:35:38 PM »
I'm thrilled to be hearing all the positive reviews. I won't be able to pick it up for a few weeks at least, but I'm looking forward to it.

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« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2009, 01:45:20 PM »

I'm stuck waiting until my Wal-Mart gift card arrives. I'm thrilled to hear its a movie license game that DIDN'T suck, and is in fact GOOD but dammit the wait for a card sucks.

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« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2009, 10:45:53 PM »
I can't wait to play this game.

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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2009, 11:34:56 PM »
It may have been discusses here already, but the PS3 version is graphically inferior to the 360, and the PC users got hosed with no multi-player. And on top of that, if you bought the game and got a exclusive download code (I got it at Gamestop, so I got the gray flight suit), the codes are not working right now for some reason.

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« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2009, 04:52:15 AM »
So for those that have the game, would you say it is worth full price?  I am at the point where I want a new game, but really have nothing to trade in because I wanna hold onto Madden 09 until 10 comes out to get credit for that.

I want this game though.
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« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2009, 06:10:21 AM »
Sorry to go off topic, but I have to ask... where are you going to trade in Madden 09 in August that'll allow you to get something more than $1-5, tops?

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« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2009, 07:38:12 AM »
I wish I found this myself during my initial wandering around the firehouse stage, but there's apparently a really funny monitor somewhere. CONGLATURATION!

Check out the Employee of the Month board near the Q-Bert machine too.

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« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2009, 10:27:57 AM »
So for those that have the game, would you say it is worth full price?  I am at the point where I want a new game, but really have nothing to trade in because I wanna hold onto Madden 09 until 10 comes out to get credit for that.

I want this game though.

If you like Ghostbusters 1 & 2, you'll really like the game. It's worth the $60, and I think I might have mentioned it before, but if you buy it at Toys R Us, they give you a Stay Puft gift card that gives you $20 off your next purchase, so that's a good incentive. I plan to use my giftcard to get either Prototype or Red Faction for $40.

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« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2009, 11:31:51 AM »
Enjoyment of the game varies greatly on your familiarity / love of the Ghostbusters franchise. If you dreamt of one day firing a proton gun while searching for ghosts with a PKE meter and have fond memories of doing so with Kenner toys, this is as close to that dream coming true as there is.

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« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2009, 07:48:32 PM »
Sorry to go off topic, but I have to ask... where are you going to trade in Madden 09 in August that'll allow you to get something more than $1-5, tops?

Well you don't have to wait till August to trade it in.  When I go in to buy Ghostbusters, I just bring Madden 09 and say I want to trade it in and use the credit towards Madden 10 preorder.  Maybe my wording was a bit confusing.
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« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2009, 07:51:17 PM »
Damn I don't even know if there is a Toys R Us in Sacramento anymore, hahaha.....umm...I will check though cause a $20 gift card just for buying a game RULES.

Yeah I am def a Ghostbusters movie franchise fan.  I am sure I will love the game.  I was just asking as far as gameplay goes.  I mean I am a Simpsons fanatic, but at the same time the "simpsons effect" can wear off a few hours into the game, and then it has more to do with the game itself then the theme of the game, but from everything I have read so far the pros really outweight the few cons.

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« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2009, 11:15:27 PM »
A legitimate gameplay gripe I have is, especially during boss battles, you get the shit kicked out of you by things moving way too fast from out of nowhere. I've been loving it though, and once you get used to zapping and trapping, it becomes even more fun. For instance:

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When you are trapping your first ghost, this kind of took me awhile - it kept getting away, I lost sight of it, etc. Fast forward to the Natural History Museum Level where there are SEVERAL Civil War ghosts flying about, zapping, slamming, and trapping was second nature and really fun.


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« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2009, 01:34:15 AM »
Enjoyment of the game varies greatly on your familiarity / love of the Ghostbusters franchise. If you dreamt of one day firing a proton gun while searching for ghosts with a PKE meter and have fond memories of doing so with Kenner toys, this is as close to that dream coming true as there is.

Good. So I'm bound to love it then.

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« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2009, 04:53:23 AM »
Sorry to go off topic, but I have to ask... where are you going to trade in Madden 09 in August that'll allow you to get something more than $1-5, tops?

Well you don't have to wait till August to trade it in.  When I go in to buy Ghostbusters, I just bring Madden 09 and say I want to trade it in and use the credit towards Madden 10 preorder.  Maybe my wording was a bit confusing.

Yeah, I thought you meant that you were holding onto 09 until 10 comes out in August. 

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« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2009, 05:05:26 AM »
I think I just heard the best voice mail yet:

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"Professor Jones trying to find out information on the where about of the Vigo painting. Do you have any idea what happened to it? It's a priceless historic artifact - it belongs in a museum!"

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« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2009, 07:36:39 AM »
I got the PS2 version for $20. Saving up for a 360, but I neeeeeeeded this game!

Using the button to lock onto the nearest ghost sure does help zapping them, and once you get the multiple weapons? Voila!

Overall, a fun game, but I can't help but feel that Atari could have made it that much better.

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« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2009, 01:06:23 PM »
Just beat the game. My only two real gripes were that it was too short, and it only saved on checkpoints (but you aren't completely sure where they are). I missed Peck's entrance because of that- I turned the game off after the first level to eat, then when I turned it back on, I skipped the cutscenes and the Firehouse completely to go to the second level. but overall, this is a fun game.

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« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2009, 01:49:32 PM »
Given that my college town home is all but deserted for the summer, I'm watching someone play through this on YouTube because the only friend I have left is currently having issues with his 360. So it's like I'm playing it, except this guy seems to get off on shooting every NPC with a proton stream.

Why isn't there a way to shorten your stream so you don't burn Egon's face off?  :D

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« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2009, 06:28:59 AM »
Played the game for a few hours and I am enjoying it. There have been a few things here and there that have annoyed me (HUD on the backpack is a little too small some times and makes it hard to see how much health you have and the damn 30 second load time to restore a checkpoint after you die come to mind). Game seems fairly well written and the full blown CGI cut scenes are fun to watch.

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« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2009, 06:54:27 AM »
What do you guys make of the online play?

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« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2009, 06:57:20 AM »
I actually really enjoyed playing online.  I wish they had included co-op through the campaign (seriously...every game pretty much has it now...wtf?) but the fast paced short doses of what they have are pretty enjoyable.

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« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2009, 07:59:57 AM »
Haven't played much of online yet, but I liked the survival mode where you take on wave after wave of ghosts.