The spirit of the Ghostbusters is nowhere to be found in this generic and dull co-op shooter.
If you came here to find out if the new Ghostbusters game was an unambitious, cash-grab tie-in for the recent Ghostbusters film reboot, I can tell you right now: it is. In fact, it’s barely even tied in. This co-op top-down shooter features not one cast member from any version of the franchise and very little connection to the source material at all.
Ghostbusters puts you in charge of a team of four nameless, B-team ‘busters with no personal motivations, meaningful relationships, or character development to be found between them. Their visual designs and voices are flashy and energetic, in an '80s action cartoon sort of way. But the dialogue and humor are eye roll-worthy, even by Saturday morning kids’ TV standards. There’s no hint of the subversive dry wit and self-awareness that made the original Ghostbusters film successful.
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