- Ghost Rider (video game)
title =Ghost Rider
February 13, 2007
February 16, 2007
February 23, 2007
genre =Action adventure
PlayStation 2, Xbox PlayStation Portable Game Boy Advance
ratings =ESRB: Teen
DVD, UMD, Cartridge
"Ghost Rider" is a third person game based around the movie of the same name. The game's storyline is a sequel to the movie, and was penned by Marvel writers
Garth Ennisand Jimmy Palmiotti. Players can play as Ghost Rider both on foot, or on the Hellcycle. The villains are both from the movie and the comic. Such villains are Scarecrow, Lilith, Blackout, Vengeance and Blackheartand for the GBA Mephisto.
The game features a system reminiscent to that of "God of War", even having some of the same controls and style of attacks [cite web |url=http://kotaku.com/gaming/ghost-rider/ghost-rider-ps2-impressions-236886.php |title=Ghost Rider PS2 Impressions |accessdate=2007-02-28 |format= |work= ] . Combos are done with bare hands and with the Demonic chain. The overall mood, setting and visual style are very much the same as those in the first installment of "
Devil May Cry". When on the Hellcycle, Ghost Rider is still capable of performing many of the same chain attacks, and can shoot hellfire. The Game Boy Advanceversion has some elements of " Road Rash" and " Castlevania".
If the player chooses to start the game again as Blade, they get slightly changed gameplay. Blade only has his Daywalker Sword for a weapon, he does not have the shotgun or chain-link attacks of Ghost Rider. Combo attacks are much more limited. He also does not replenish health by absorbing flames from the occasional fire-drums staggered throughout the game levels. Instead, Blade can suck the life force from any wounded foe that is a non-boss (readiness is indicated by a circle above their heads). However, during the motorcycle-racing sections, his vehicle can still shoot firebolts, and he can use his sword for melee combat.
"Ghost Rider" has generally received mediocre reviews, with a 54% average on
Game Rankingsand a 51% average on Metacritic. [ [http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/929131.asp Game Rankings rating] ] [ [http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ps2/ghostrider Metacritic rating] ] Official PlayStation 2 Magazine UK gave the game a 7/10 rating, X-play gave it a 2/5.
The "Ghost Rider" game received a "Teen" rating by
Steven Blum- Vengeance
Robin Atkin Downes- Blackheart, Demon Biker
Dave Fouquette- Ghost Rider
Carolyn Hennesy- Lilith
Lex Lang- Blackout, Deathwatch
Liam O'Brien-Johnny Blaze
Peggy O'Neal- Roxanne Simpson
Fred Tatasciore- Blade, Caretaker
Kirk Thornton- Mephisto
Dave Wittenberg- Scarecrow
* [http://www.2kgames.com/ghostrider/ghostrider.html Official Site]
* [http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/ghostrider/review.html GameSpot PS2 review 4/10]
* [http://www.gamespot.com/gba/action/ghostrider/review.html GameSpot GBA review 7.8/10]
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