The Ghost Rider feature film follows superstar motorcycle
stunt rider Johnny Blaze as he strikes a deal with the vile
Mephistopheles for the most precious of commodities - his
immortal soul. Now Johnny Blaze is forever destined to ride
night after night as the host to the powerful supernatural
entity known as the Ghost Rider. The video game continues
the storyline, dropping players into the role of Blaze as
he is transformed into a super hero with powers to avenge
any evil he encounters...
those that don't know the back story to Ghost Rider...
In a nutshell, Johnny
Blaze's soul is locked in perpetual servitude. His mission,
as he lights up the night skies as his alter ego, the Ghost
Rider, is to protect the innocents by bringing evil villains
Rider's conversion to video games is, on the whole, more
of a hit than a miss. While it's far from perfect, there's
enough here to keep you coming back for more - even when you've
are two main gaming levels here. You can run around, beating
up anything that moves as Ghost Rider (in a Devil May Cry
clone), and you can zip around the bike levels, where you
must negotiate the terrain, whilst killing hoards of bad guys.
plenty of unlockable content too. You can power up your abilities,
as well as unlock Making of footage, pages from the
Ghost Rider comics, and tons of other quality stuff.
only real problem is that there's very little in the way of
variety. Yes, you get to switch between the two distinct levels
of gameplay but there's very little difference between the
monsters that attack you. And, to add insult to injury, you
find yourself backtracking in the environments in a bid by
the developers to make the world seem bigger than it actually
the whole this is a pretty enjoyable game. Okay, it gets a
little too repetitive a little too quickly and you'll be able
to finish this is over a lazy afternoon but, for a short time
at least, it's pretty addictive. This is one of those games
that you'll play, complete and then get out of the cupboard
months later to play again.
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