Midnight Ghost Hunt is the craziest Ghostbusters experience and I’m here for it.
As someone who spent a lot of time with Phasmophobia when it launched in Early Access, Midnight Ghost Hunt seemed like a refreshing change of pace. There is no shadow over Phasmophobia, which is still a great co-op horror game that will keep you on your toes the entire time, but Midnight Ghost Hunt chose to go in a very different direction and the result is a chaotic multiplayer experience that is always a good time, whatever happens. your role
The game focuses on a basic 4v4 multiplayer mode where we have four ghosts and four human hunters. At the start of a match, the hunters have a few minutes to hunt down all four ghosts and destroy them. If you play as a ghost, you will have to do your best to hide until midnight.
This phase definitely starts the ghosts at a disadvantage; While it is possible to use spectral abilities to surprise hunters and even stun them, they are much less effective than they would be at midnight, and the hunter’s tools are too powerful at this point. Because of this, he will need to cleverly hide in various household items around the environment and maybe knock over a table or two to confuse a hunter.
This translates to lots of fun early game moments, because as a hunter, you never know when a TV is going to be thrown in your face when you turn a corner. Although the hunters have the advantage early on, you can easily get eliminated if you’re not careful.
However, when midnight comes, the whole game changes. Now it is the hunters who must hurry and hide while the ghosts come out in force. The entire level turns red and the hunters’ weapons become much less effective. It is still possible to defeat a ghost during the midnight phase, but it would require a great deal of teamwork on the part of the hunters.
I will say that the game feels a bit unbalanced and leans more towards ghosts, at least at the time of writing. As long as a ghost is still alive when the clock strikes noon, all four ghosts will be resurrected with full power and can start chasing the hunters. It’s a much easier task to stay hidden in the first few minutes of the match and play it safe and wait until midnight, then go out and take out the entire hunter team.
This imbalance is further highlighted by the fact that Midnight Ghost Hunt also comes with a good selection of search and ghost tracking tools for hunters. There are signal detectors and sound sensors, and as I played more matches I found that it was extremely important for the hunters to coordinate with each other and decide which tools each would use, then divide and conquer. C’est lorsque lorsque faites partie d’une équipe pré-constituée, mais si vous prévoyez de vous lancer dans le jeu rapide et d’utiliser la function de matchmaking, il peut être très rare de rencontrer trois other people who peuvent toutes communiquer between them. effectively.
Hunters can also fill different roles within the team, with one or two people acting as medics to help revive their downed teammates. Again, though, this requires effective communication for a team to recover.
Ghosts, on the other hand, aren’t exactly equipped with the same kind of support abilities as Hunters. Shadow players can act more independently of each other and obviously don’t need to communicate as much to be effective as a shadow team. It’s still early days for Midnight Ghost Hunt though, so expect to see more balance changes to level the playing field on both sides.
The foundation that Midnight Ghost Hunt has laid is already solid enough to become a very fun multiplayer game as well. Though I was often at a disadvantage as a hunter, it’s still incredibly satisfying when you can spot a ghost posing as a chair and immediately shoot it with your spectral ray gun, then shoot it with a vacuum. The weapons and tools really make you feel like you stepped out of the Ghostbusters movie, so it’s hard to get mad at the game even when you lose.
Midnight Ghost Hunt is showing a lot of promise just a few days after its early access release, and while I’d still advise new players to wait a bit until more modes are added and the game balances out a bit, it’s still a good time in general.
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