GhostbustingYou're a ghostbuster--busting ghosts is what you do! As such, it's sort of important to learn the proper technique. In short, capturing a ghost is a three step process, best described by your colleague Peter Venkman as "Sap 'em, cap 'em, Trap 'em."
The first process is do sap the ghosts's energy by zapping him with one of your weapons (you'll acquire most as you go through the game). As you do, you'll notice a meter appears around your targeting reticule, which displays how much energy the ghost has remaining. The meter turns red when the ghost is sufficiently weak, indicating it's time time for the "cap 'em" stage.
With the ghost weakened, it's time to wrangle him with your capture stream. Basically, your Proton Pack will automatically switch to "Capture Stream" mode once you've damaged the ghost enough, though you can also attempt to activate early by pressing the left-bumper or L1. Once you've caught the ghost in your capture stream, your goal is to wrangle or slam the ghost to wear it down even more, to the point that you can easily capture it. You may have noticed a "slam" meter in the bottom-right corner; this automatically refills whenever you've got a ghost in your capture stream. However, you can also fill the meter even faster by wrangling with the ghost--that is, tilting the right-control stick in the opposite direction the ghost is heading (it's just like Luigi's Mansion). Once you've built up some "Slam," tap the left-trigger while tilting the control stick toward the ground or a wall to slam the ghost into it. After a few hits, the ghost will become stunned, giving you a chance to capture him.
Deploy the Ghost Trap and position the ghost just above it to begin the capturing process. Now, the ghost won't take this lying down, so continue to wrangle the ghost into the trap by tilting the control-stick away from the direction the ghost is trying to escape to in order to force him into the trap. Or, if you've purchased the proper upgrade, you can also attempt to simply slam the ghost into the trap for an instant capture.
By trapping ghosts and finding hidden artifacts, you'll earn money which can be used to upgrade your equipment. You can purchase said upgrades at any time from the pause screen. However, not all upgrades are created equal, with some being borderline useless. Here are the upgrades we recommend getting as soon as they become available: Shock Blast Rate Increase, Shock Blasty Head Reduction, Slam Dunk Trapping, Fast Trap, and Blast Stream Focusing.
Work as a Team
Thankfully, you won't have to bust ghosts alone, as your teammates will be by your side for most of the journey. Not only will they help you wrangle and capture ghosts, but they'll also revive you if you get knocked-out. It's important you return the favor whenever they fall to the ground--listen for their cries for help, or look for the icon that appears on the screen whenever they're knocked out to locate them. To revive a teammate, simply walk up to their body and press the button shown on-screen. Easy, huh?
Try to keep your team alive as much as possible, because you'll fail the mission if you all go down.
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