If you're one of those people who complains that King of Kong is too manipulative and one sided, this is for you. It's completely objective look at the same people, whether that makes it better or worse is up to the viewer. I'd recommend watching both of the films together.
How shameful is it that this far funnier, more interesting, and nuanced documentary is nowhere near as famous or appreciated as the lies and bone-headed good versus evil pap of "King of Kong"? It takes the same guys, and presents them as they are, without any editing. Everything good,bad, pathetic, and commendable is exposed, just by their own recollections and behavior. I would rather they concentrated more on them after gaming, or the technical aspects of their play, but it was a good picture.
This is a good movie that looks at some of top video arcade game players from the early 1980's. There are a lot of eccentric characters in the film, some funny, some depressing. If you are a fan of The King of Kong then this movie is for you.
Not nearly as entertaining as King of Kong. Whether it is more accurate or not I don't know and don't really care; as Billy Mitchell is a complete dbag in both films and that's what is compelling about both films.
A brilliant documentary in the same vein as The King of Kong. Chasing Ghosts focuses on the American arcade boom of the early 80's and those men that became stars of the exploding phenomena. To see arcades rise and fall documented with touching stories, brilliant archival footage and such interesting personalities was a treat for a fan of classic gaming, but should be just as interesting for anyone curious about a bizarre world of high scores, pixels and rags to riches to rags.