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This game was released in 2009 for the PS3 but Remastered in 2019 for the PS4. This is one of few games I can say I spent the entire day playing and FINISHED in 24 hours. It’s amazing and I never wrote about it because I’M A KNUCKLE HEAD and didn’t have this site to write on yet….anyway…here…we…go

To begin with this game has everything in it you want as a Ghostbusters Fan. I personally consider this the third film considering it’s writing is amazing, the cast is all the original cast “Minus Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis”. The soundtrack is amazing and sets the mood for a great Ghostbusters story. The graphics for this version of the game have been updated and are pretty great for a 10 year old game.

It plays as a third person Action Adventure game and is pretty easy to handle in terms of control. You start the game equipped with a standard Proton pack which blasts and is used to catch ghost. By directing the beam you weaken each ghost and than use another button to set a trap and direct the ghost to the trap. You are given money based on each ghost you catch which is used to upgrade the beams speed and traps.

As you progress thru the story as a Rookie Ghostbuster with no name you are given others blasters and other options for how to deal with each obstacle that comes. The game is very story driven and pretty linear in terms of how it goes. You follow the Ghostbusters who aren’t a bad part of the game in terms of protecting and keeping alive. Yes they can fall to the ground but picking em up is easy and you can’t really die in the game unless all of your partners can’t revive you.

The game AutoSaves so it’s not so frustrating to continue on. Over all I love this game and it’s probably one of my favorite games to play of all time. You can get it for about 20 $ currently on all current gen systems and if you’re a Ghostbusters fan I highly suggest you do!

So this one took me a bit because it’s a collection of games and I only finished the first 4. Castlevania 1 – 4… Having barely played the first 3 before.. it was intersting.. so here..we..go

Well to begin with I have written about my love for this series in the past. I grew up with Super Castlevania IV for the SNES (That being the first in the series I played and Finished). It wowed me back in 1991 with it’s amazing background designs and simple yet technical platforming adventure. The game was and still is pretty straight forward for the most part but having gone back a time before with the first three games was a treat and a challenge.

This collection which holds the first 4 games in the series for both NES and SNES along with 4 other titles that had been previously released for Gameboy and Sega Genesis and Overseas release was fun to dabble with. With this be the first part of what will be a two part write up. I will be talking about I – IV.

Castlevania 1…3…and 4 are pretty straight forward games and in some ways are the same game. 3 being the most different because you play not only as Trevor Belmont but it introduces two other characters to the series Sypha Belnades and Alucard who both have there own traits to add to the gameplay of the game. This also the first and from my understanding the only game that has multiple endings and routes to play it between these 4 games.

Castlevania 2 was by far the most frustrating but also interesting games I played between the 4 because it wasn’t liner in that it was an open world platformer. It took place both during the day and a night and required a great deal of mystery solving to it that honestly without a walk thru I have no idea how anyone could figure out. You played as Simon Belmont and some parts of the game were so difficult that I couldn’t think of how anyone for it’s time figured out how to solve the game with it’s poorly written clues. From my understanding Nintendo Power was REQUIRED to figure out much of it.

Honestly for what the games are I understand all to well why they are classics. It’s monsters and action at it’s best and at times most difficult. The game today still runs for about 20$ and really for that price you get your dollars worth considering this is more than 10 + hours of content involved with it. Personally I’m glad I bought it and while the series continues on well past this point. It’s a great classic to have on the switch and has aged well enough for it’s time.