Zero Punctuation: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

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I wonder if Yahtzee knew that you can upgrade stuff? I stopped having to take a long time to capture a ghost about halfway through the first level thanks to the trap upgrade. Slamming their asses into the trap is much more satisfying.

carnkhan4:
This is weird.

I didn't grow up in the 80's, haven't played the game and never particularly liked the ghostbusters series but I feel outraged.

I like ghostbusters 2 and the extreme ghostbusters series (okay, so I did grow up with that last one along with the real ghostbusters [never got why it was called that]). The things Zp was picking at were the things that were good about GB i.e. the humour. I mean if the crossing streams thing wasn't in the game, there would be fan riots...

It was called the real ghostbusters cause there was a ghostbusters cartoon featuring a talking car and a damn gorrilla before it. The most retarded cartoon ever. I liked the game, but I can see the valid points he made. He could have pointed out how short the game was as well.

I couldn't disagree more. I enjoyed the writing and the story, and the combat isn't nearly as bad as Yahtzee makes it out to be. It's actually quite simple and fun if you're even a slightly competent gamer, which is why I believe Yahtzee must not be. If he can't seem to get a handle on it, it must be the game's fault, of course... Funny review, as always, but it just goes to show that Yahtzee's reviews cannot be taken seriously when considering whether or not to purchase a game.

An odd fetish for blow jobs by Yahtzee throughout that whole video.

*sigh* I wish Yahtzee would atleast give us a clue what the game is actually like, instead of just bitching and whining about Hollywood and George Lucas every video. Complaining about everything and not mentioning any of the positives.

Good Good Thanking you.

Aw, I thought this game would have been good. Whatever, I'll still rent it at least.

Ewwwwwwwwwwwww, pig and a sausage maker >_<

rickthetrick:

carnkhan4:
This is weird.

I didn't grow up in the 80's, haven't played the game and never particularly liked the ghostbusters series but I feel outraged.

I like ghostbusters 2 and the extreme ghostbusters series (okay, so I did grow up with that last one along with the real ghostbusters [never got why it was called that]). The things Zp was picking at were the things that were good about GB i.e. the humour. I mean if the crossing streams thing wasn't in the game, there would be fan riots...

It was called the real ghostbusters cause there was a ghostbusters cartoon featuring a talking car and a damn gorrilla before it. The most retarded cartoon ever. I liked the game, but I can see the valid points he made. He could have pointed out how short the game was as well.

are you serious? I've got to find a clip of this ocartoon on youtube...

Hah! Burger King Kid's Club! Good stuff...

And the ORIGINAL Ghostbusters kicks all kinds of rear. The gorilla in it is what inspired my avatar.

Nice all and all but I'm one of these 2 nerds in the world who didn't care the least about this Ghostbusters game. I never found the movies that great either, but that's just me.

On the other hand, the new Dr Who series is the best revival this world ever made. So what if it is about every other character sucking the Doctor's balls? When was ever that Doctor Who WASN'T about the Doctor? Not to mention that it's one of these few times that the new one is better than the Classic one (when I watched Star Trek: New Generation, I thought about how silly the original series would be, then was surprised that the Star Trek Classic is much deeper than any Star Trek nonsense made afterwards. I thought the same would happen with Doctor Who, but as I watched the original series, it just seemed very lacking in comparisson. Besides, the new Doctor Who sometimes have a director who really knows how to creep the hell out of you with weirdness)

(As for the BSG series, both were about the same... if you forget that BSG 1980 ever existed. But if you forget the new series 4th season then the new series is better... so the concept is arbitrary here)

I actually liked this game a lot. And not every Ghost requires a capture... Just most of them.

I have only played through the first couple of missions, but I have enjoyed the game so far.

the poor pig :\

Is this only out one the PS3 or do we 360people get it to?!? Because I wont mind buying it just for the hell of it, well after I buy a new 360 since my died, again

Called me a nerd but I love the fact that they got the old cast to do the voices

-M

civver:
Humor is lacking. At least he actually talked about the game's features this time.

More like he lied about them or completely omitted them.

He lied about having to constantly catch ghosts.
He mistakenly leads people to believe you're always with the other 4 GB for the entire game.
He omitted having multiple weapons.
He omitted the puzzle aspect of the game with the slime tether.

In fact, his entire review could have been "I HATE GHOSTBUSTERS SO I HATE THE GAME" and it would have been about the same. The only thing he said in here that was accurate is the level of AI, but they're not even as bad as he claims. They're smart enough to revive other AI and the players, and smart enough to do so without getting both of you in a position where you'll be instagibbed immediately after being revived.

This is probably one of the worst reviews I've seen from him. It was lacking humor, was way too heavy on blow job jokes and he basically made shit up or ignored game play shit just to make the game sound bad just to get page hits.

Very true commentary on killing old franchises and converting good films to mediocre games.

So I guess better AI and a game that relies on the arduous process of traditional ghost catching might have worked better.

I definitely see what Yahtzee is saying about games actually being things that require at least as much care, thought and love put into them as movies. Actually they must be better.

I enter!
I enter to say I too liked Extreme Ghostbusters!
I enter to say I especially liked Kylie Griffin! Extremely!
I enter to enter Kylie Extreme Griffin!
I Extremely enter too especially oh sod it.

So this game, not so hot then? I've honestly had nothing but raves thrown into my face but being from England I just got Guitar Hero Metallica instead.
There is no corollary.

Edit:
Thinking about Extreme Ghostbusters and right before I go to find the flash vids of Kylie Griffin doing unspeakable and satisfying things, the cartoon was bloody dirty! At one point I distinctly remember her telling another minority slash stereotype that she wasn't a screamer! Now is it just my foul perverted and sordid pit of an imagination that catches a second meaning there?

Edit edit:
Don't worry about Doctor Who; they have an honest-to-God good writer now. and as soon as Torchwood stops being so overly gay (not that there's a problem with the gays I have friends who are gay and this latest weekly run of Torchwood is very nice and not gay at all apart from the gay bits but Russell T Gayvis needs to cool his flaming jets) then all shall be well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXNxsEqRmEw&feature=fvsr (Opening from the "not-real" Ghostbusters)

Yeah, Ghostbusters has a sordid past.

As for the review, it was fine. I know full-well that I enjoy the reviews of games I play or want to play. I have no interest in this game, so the review was well done because I thought it was fine. (Yeah, that was a logical mess, I'm studying for the LSAT, so I'm getting a little woogy.)

Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeah.

Thing is.. [Grabs quote from youtube video]:

This show had nothing to do with the classic 1984 film starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.... it was based around two loveable shlubs and their gorilla Tracy who would, well, bust ghosts.

So just an unfortunate naming coincidence.
And an utter bag of tripe.

*Starts watching Extreme Ghostbusters again*

Edit:
Come to think of it, now I'm older I come to notice that they always give the girl the smallest weapon! Bah.

I enjoyed the review, looking forward to next week.

Well I liked the game...when I was'nt waiting for the level to load, or getting frustrated at the low framerate, or having to wait for the level to load again when I had to restart it from a savepoint on my PC.But yeah I liked the game when I played it.

ha ha ha ha ha! I was kind of hoping you'd do the conduit today, but this would have been my next choice. I also liked that line about extreme ghost busters, I watched every episode of that cartoon but I didn't think anybody remembered it.

its always funny as shit to hear yahtzee crucify an easy target. Why is yahtzee so racist?

ghostbusters is too old to be taken seriously anymore and a game based on the old movie won't be one most people are into nowadays

Damn, still no Conduit? And I guess not next week either since he's doing this Red Faction jargon or whatever. I wonder if he's avoiding it because it's a *gasp* Nintendo game.

in my honest opinion, Yahtzee falsely criticized this game. i just got it today..and i had a blast. its fun, humorous, well written and the challenge is perfect, as is the game's learning curve as well. plus, with my powerhouse PC..the game looks fantastic.

I didn't fully get what was said about Doctor Who. Can someone please elaborate on it?

Spinoffs are always crap.

Best review in a long time, especially the last part made me laugh.

From what I saw in video walkthroughs, the game looked just about as Yahtzee spilled it, which doesn't surprise me as its a usual Hollywood game. I am at a loss at naming a good hollywood game. Yes the ideas are many times sound, but translating movie to game doesn't work. Movie =/= Game. Never has, never will.

brazuca:
One day there will be a goooood game based on a movie or book. Goldenye does not count 'cause it only used the name. It's a entirely different thing from the movie.

Probably why it turned out to be a good game. A rarity indeed.

And now back to my spores, molds, and funguses. Or was it fungi? Hmmm....

Edit: Never ever take a critic's opinion as your own. Most times they represent the minority and have no idea what the masses do enjoy. Most prefer to hear themselves speak. (Can name a few...) I enjoy Yahtzee's reviews but I don't even consider a crumb of his opinions as to whether I will get a game. I have my doubts Yahtzee even gives a whiff of a fart on whether you actually decide whether or not to get a game based on his review, especially since most of the games he reviews has already been out in the US for untold eons.

Great one, Yahtzee

I don't usually mind Yahtzee bashing games I like this much but it bugs me this time.

I didn't find the capturing of ghosts to be that bad. I mean, it's not that hard to keep it in the trap long enough, not to mention that they have an upgrade that lets you capture them right away by slamming them into the trap. And I doubt that the game would have been as fun if you just shot the ghosts and they disappear or whatever. I mean, you are playing guys who run around and capture ghosts for a living.

And this is as much as I'm going to complain seeing as how none of it really matters and what I saw well unlikely change most of the people here's opinions (and like hell anything anyone here says will get Yahtzee to reconsider anything), but I don't feel like wasting the effort of having typed it all out.

"Asking a film maker to make a game is like asking a sausage maker to suck of a pig. You can sort of see the logical connection there, but it is completely different skill-set and the effort will just leave a bad taste in someone's mouth."

If Yahtzee decided to run for The President of the World, I would vote for him instantly.

Hmm, it seems these days that Yahtzee seems to be dedicating more effort to creating 'funny' insults than actually playing the games and providing a useful critique.

In my mind a review should give the listener/reader a vision of what the game is like and whether it is worth buying. This review didn't give me that at all - it just seemed a jumble of precompiled insults and shock elements purely for self-gratification of the reviewer. I can almost hear Yahtzee masterbating furiously at his own cleverness while editing the piece together.

p.s. I really don't care about the game, before someone cries fanboy... but I do care about reviewers having a genuine interest in reviewing rather than basking in their own humour.

Sometimes a tie-in demonstrates how you can still use a big license, and make a good game without just a bunch of cheap refAHR AHR AHR I couldn't play serious.

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