Activision had previously announced that they had a movie tie-in game in the works for the upcoming Sony reboot of Ghostbusters due out this July. The tie-in game is not directly related to the movie, insofar that you and up to three other friends (or enemies, assuming you actually get them to play the game) will join up for some isometric ghost-busting action on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The game is due to drop on on July 12th, just three days ahead of the movie’s release. It sports four playable characters that are not the the cast from the movie. The design and gameplay – from what little you can see in the trailer below – almost looks like a direct rip from the Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime multiplayer game that came out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011. You can check out the trailer for the game below, courtesy of Gamespilot.
Ghostbusters teaser Trailer | 2016 PS4, Xbox One, PC Game Kanal Abo: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GameTrailerMP Alle Infos zum Game in Deutsch: https://www.gamespilot.de Release: 12.07.2016 ___ Folgt uns auf ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/games_pilot ► Instagram: https://instagram.com/gamespilot/ ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamespilot
Now some of you might be thinking “Another Ghostbusters game like Sanctum of Slime is rad! It had four-player co-op!” however, only people who never played the game would think that.
It was easily one of the worst games that came out that year and it was so derivative, boring and lackluster in its gameplay that I literally could not finish it. I fell asleep a few times as well. The gameplay literally just consisted of running around blasting down ghosts in the most mundane and boring ways imaginable. You basically just stood there holding down the button until the ghosts were gone. The game couldn’t be anymore boring if Ben Stein was counting sheep in your headset with “Rock-a-bye-Baby” softly playing in the background.
The only other game to consistently, and literally, put me to sleep is Destiny.
Activision’s track record of cash-in, movie tie-in games is not all that great. I’m sure there are a few corporate shills and apologists out there who will attempt to defend this upcoming Ghostbusters game, but unless they showcase some super amazing gameplay footage, the little they did showcase looks about as mundane and typical as Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime.
Anyway, you can look for both the movie and the game to go live in July. Activision has May and June to showcase something worthwhile to change hearts and minds, but I get the feeling that this close to release we won’t be seeing anything vastly different from what was showcased in the trailer above.