Ghostbusters vs the Real Ghostbusters

In addition to the proton gun, you'll also be using equipment such as a PKE meter to track spiritual energy. The PKE meter works in a "hot/cold" fashion to highlight undead hotspots. During our short play time this was primarily used to guide us along an exploration path as well as reveal hidden secrets. Environments in all versions are plenty destructible, so if you just want to cause damage (it'll actually track how much damage you do in dollars and total it up at the end of the level) feel free to have fun. Budding Ghostbusters can even write their names on the wall with the proton gun.

Above: Next-gen version

Where the PS3/Xbox 360 and Wii versions diverge again is in the multiplayer aspect. Fighting ghosts sometimes requires a team effort, and if you're playing solo the AI will jump in to help you out. Oddly, only the Wii version offers co-op play. The PS3/Xbox 360 versions will have multiplayer, but will not offer co-op.

Ultimately, seeing the Ghostbusters game in action has us completely stoked, but also completely torn as to which version to keep an eye on.

Above: Next-gen version

On the one hand the PS3/Xbox 360 versions look freakin' awesome, have excellent sound, play well and have multiplayer, but no co-op. The Wii version sucks you into Real Ghostbusters land and simplifies some of the map layouts, but you get a sweet control scheme and true co-op. It's a tough decision, and one that we'll help you make once we see more complete versions of the games early next year.

Dec 4, 2008


  • hardcore_gamer1990 - December 4, 2008 10:50 p.m.

    I have access to both a wii and a PS3, so the decision will be tough. looking towards the PS3 version already if they can incorporate PSN in it
  • alfredofroylan - December 4, 2008 9:26 p.m.

    I'm sold with that Slimer picture. I love the 80's cartoon, so I'll get the Wii version first and after the PS3
  • Dinkymod - December 8, 2008 2:10 a.m.

    I think I'll get both the PC and the Wii versions.... That is... If there is going to be a PC version... This is out on the PC page but, unless I missed it, I don't think I see PC labeled anywhere in here...
  • Sporch77 - December 6, 2008 10:36 p.m.

    so...ah...if this is in the PC previews ...why no mention of PC version?
  • cart00n - December 4, 2008 8:12 p.m.

    Well, since I don't have a Wii, this decision has already been made for me. I love the direction they went with the Wii version, tho'...
  • RandyChimp - December 24, 2008 1:54 p.m.

    Sadly, these days, I'm looking for realism, which is hardly the point in a game where a group of comedians hunt ghosts with unlicensed nuclear accelerators on their backs. I own only a ps3, so I'm obviously rooting for that. I have no problem with the way they went for the wii's graphics, but it only furthers the fact the its a childs toy that costs £180. Since I'm 18, i could be classed as cynical on these matters, since its my duty to be a surly adolescent. But I can't get into the wii, at the moment, it just annoys me. I'll stick with my major media hub thats lovingly straddled by a small christmas tree for now, since it'll be hard to drag me off my ps3 this christmas!

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