An Honest Trailer for Ghostbusters? No, no, not the new Ghostbusters, but the 2009 video game that featured the original cast. It was unique in that writers Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd (who played Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz respectively), had a hand in the production and script, making the game an official instalment — of sorts.
Of course, that doesn’t really interest Honest Game Trailers. What we want to know is if it’s a decent game or not. While it may not have been an extraordinary tour-de-force, it turns out that yes, good writing and voice acting can elevate a title enough to compensate for its weaker parts.
In this case, HGT describes Ghostbusters as a “less-engaging version of Luigi’s Mansion, where the cute characters are replaced by wise-cracking old men” and a “middling third-person shooter with some minor puzzle elements,” but redeems itself with a “shockingly star-studded cast of characters from the original films”.
It’s not the funniest work from Honest Game Trailers, but it more than makes up for it by being more informative and nuanced.
GHOSTBUSTERS (Honest Game Trailers) [YouTube]