So over the weekend, I played and finished the Ghostbusters video game. Overall, it wasn’t the best game ever, but it certainly had its decent portions. And heck, it was essentially Ghostbusters 3, so how can you not love it? I’ve been waiting years for more Ghostbusters content, and this provided it.
Anywho, Anthony played the game on easy, so he wouldn’t understand, but one of the game’s biggest issues for me was its “cheap death” mechanic, where it would constantly kill you just out of the blue and with no real way to prevent it. There’s not a very friendly dodge function in the game, so really you just run around and circles and take punishment from bad guys and hope to not get whacked.
Well, one particular part of the game proved to be one of the hardest things I’ve done in a video game. And it kind of sucked.
You’re asked to knock down a magically sealed gate, but you have to do it by grabbing these stone angels out of the sky and smashing them into it. Problem is the stone angels kill you in 1-2 hits, and they are swarming around you the entire time. On top of that, some exploding tombstone things are running around at your feet and they can take you down just as easily. You have to do all of this and avoid death while hitting the gate with about 6 angels. This was the very last level of the game, and after about an hour of trying and failing, I was ready to quit.
Luckily though, I came, saw and kicked its ass, so it’s all good. Anyhow, what was the last really frustrating thing you had to do in a video game? Something that was hard, or you had no idea what you were supposed to do? Go!