I haven’t been paying much attention to Atari’s Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime game, but it doesn’t involve the original characters, or the writing that made the last game so good. However, based on this multiplayer trailer above, I think I’ve finally come around. Seriously, it’s basically Smash TV with Ghostbusters, and just typing that makes me happy. Yes, this does mean the Ghostbusters cross their streams almost constantly, but you really couldn’t make a top-down shooter like this without fudging that rule, or else the universe would implode after about 5 seconds of gameplay. And that’s not fun for anyone.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.