Written by Ryan Johnson Saturday, 11 June 2011 05:00
A new challenge pack has been added to the Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime downloadable game. Strangely enough, the challenge pack if anything ELIMINATES things, allowing you to play the game completely solo, without an AI teammate. But is one the loneliest number, or in this case, is less more? Read on to find out!
When I first heard about this package, I found it strange. After all, reading the official text basically said how you can take on the game completely solo, in a game that is based around squad-based challenges. Then I thought about what a lot of people (other than myself; I highly enjoy the game as is) were complaining about: the chaos behind the AI players. I downloaded the $2 addition and was pleasantly surprised.
In a nice twist, this download simply allows each individual level to be played in the "lonely hero" mode, eliminating a good deal of the chaos inherent in the natural game by playing as a single 'Buster sent to take on the jobs originally made for four. It also has an "Arcade Challenge" mode, offering you three lives only to get as far as you can for as high a score as you can. Both extra ways of playing actually streamline the experience, and to me, make it a lot more fun. The only further request I would have is if you could cross this with local multiplayer, to play co-op, without the AI.
It is a great time to be a Ghostbusters fan and an Xbox 360 owner. Not only can you buy this game for 800 points and the DLC for 160 points, there is a slew of avatar items. You can dress up in an official Ghostbusters jumpsuit for 240 points, add a Ghostbusters ball cap for 80 points, or have Slimer, Stay Puft, or the Sanctum of Slime Ecto 4WD interact with your avatar for 320 points. You can get the original game on demand for $19.99, and can even slide over to Zune to rent or purchase either movie. (Ghostbusters 2 is on Netflix for free, given you have a subscription.)
If you picked up Sanctum of Slime and enjoyed it, or just wished there were more to it by "adding less," the developers have crafted a whole new way to try it. Definitely worth the two buck add-on if you already own the original download.