As I am typing this post my boyfriend is destroying the stacks of the New York Public Library with his Photon Wand. Any minute now an Ethereo-Spatial Rift (a portal to an alternate dimension) will open up in the middle of the reading room, leading to Eleanor Twitty’s murderer. Eleanor Twitty, former head-librarian and current library spook, appeared in the first Ghostbusters movie terrifying children everywhere with her shushing and banshee-like scream. The “Grey Lady” has returned in the new GhostBusters video game to seek revenge on the man who killed her and she is creepier than ever. The game devotes an entire “level” to the Eleanor Twitty mystery and it is awesome! As a Ghostbuster cadet you have the opportunity to explore several floors of the New York Public Library, including a nightmarish children’s library with haunted puppet theater and whispering ghost children and an archive room stacked with boxes, while hunting Twitty ,as she glides through the stacks. The game is beautifully designed and full of minute details like Read posters on the walls and book conveyor belts in the basement.
I must admit, blasting the books off of the shelves does look kind of fun–especially since I know I wont be the one who has to re-shelve them. Don’t forget to ShockBlast the book-bats on the way out.