Ghostbusters World is out now for those who are not, in fact, afraid of no ghost

    
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There are so many beautiful things in this world! Like soup, and... you know, that feeling when... darn it, all I can think of now is soup.

If there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? Absolutely no one, because you’re playing Ghostbusters World on your phone, hopefully. It is also hoped that the “something strange” is more along the lines of hypothetical ghosts than, say, a truck full of corrosive chemicals flipping over. Then you should probably call someone, like emergency services.

Where we we? Oh, right, Ghostbusters World! It’s out now, so if you ever wanted to live your fantasy of proving you are in fact someone to call when strange happenings are afoot, you can do just that. The game is very clearly based on the success of another augmented reality title, of course, and the reviews on the Android site are quick to point out that it’s not just that game but with ghosts… but it does feature PvP ghost battles, raid fights, and ghost collecting. We’re hoping that bustin’ makes you feel good, then; you can get in on that on Android or iOS.

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Jeremiah Ratican

I just want to say I have been a fan of Ghostbusters since I was 5 and like most wanted to be Venkman when I grew up but if I am honest the new reboot is the best of the films. It had some real issues but of all 3 it’s definitely the best and Holtzmann really gives Venkman a run for his money.

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flyingltj

Mobile phone gaming… Because all your customers want is a 4.5″ x 3″ screen, no precise interface device, and the processing power of an original first generation xbox.

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Mewmew

Yeah my Grandpa doesn’t understand it either. I do, but a lot of older people don’t for some reason.

And while the 2012 tablets had the processing power of an original XBox, a lot has changed since then. You’re really behind on where the current mobile tech is.

A great many of us play on 10-12 inch plus tablets too which actually work pretty well for something that close to your face.

Though this type of game is made for a phone really and works out perfect on the small phone screen. It’s an augmented reality game where you need to be able to move around outside like Pokemon Go. I mean you could maybe set up a portable PC unit you strap to yourself like a one man band setup but you’d look a little odd and have trouble walking around.

But I digress, you were just here to try to insult mobile gaming. It’s okay, the previous generation always has trouble understanding newer tech. You don’t have to be scared though, PC gaming isn’t going anywhere.

It’s funny, I often am around mobile gamers defending PC gaming. I have to do the opposite when around PC gamers :D

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flyingltj

Yep. There’s a reason the term “kiddy” is synonymous with underpowered and amateur. Thank you for reaffirming that.

But don’t worry… one day you and your mobile phone fans will grow up and play big boy/girl games too.

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Andy McAdams

Meh AR.

Doesn’t do much for me because AR invariably means “Wander around staring at your phone” because AR apparantly only works if you are risking bodily harm.

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Roger Edwards

And the excitement and general interest just grinds to a halt the moment I see that the game is available for “phones”. Because no matter how good a mobile game is, their business models are always egregious.

Like some sort of isopod parasite, but instead of replacing my tongue or feasting on my blood, this one wants to siphon my bank account and call me Loretta. OK, I’m not 100% percent sure of the latter, but you get get my drift.

So, I may not be afraid of “no ghost” but I do worry about financial deprivation, so no thank you.

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camren_rooke

Calm down Loretta. I’m sure they just want to install a permanent drip on your retirement account.

If you want cool outfits, you have to sign up for a social security drip too.

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Mordyjuice

I had a few Mobile MMORPGs on a tablet once and I never had anything charged to my account.

I don’t like them because the games are more shallow than a person on Jersey Shore.

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camren_rooke

But I’m not done catchin teh pokemans. I don’t have time to bust tha ghoasts too!

*sigh

Wait to see how bad it is monetization wise. Probably be like that horrible Harry potter mobile game.

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Zora

The dream of my childhood, but on a phone?

No, just no… toying with my emotions like that. Bad Eliot, bad.

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camren_rooke

Tell the truth though, don’t you want a giant Paul Feig ghost so you can blast it with a proton pack?

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Schmidt.Capela

Well, if the dream of your childhood involves hunting ghosts in augmented reality with MMO elements, then I’m afraid phones (and certain phone-enabled tablets) are the only platform that currently can provide that; AR requires portability that only mobile devices provide.

If you just mean busting ghosts, there are a number of other Ghostbusters games that have been released across the years, some bad, some good. There’s also games by other companies following similar premises, such as Nintendo’s Luigi’s Mansion (which was recently re-released for the 3DS and should be getting a sequel for the Switch)

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camren_rooke

I hear Booette has a thing for Luigi.