Fireforge Games went bankrupt in only three days after the game Ghostbusters 2016 was released and are also $12 million in debt.
Ghostbusters is one of Americas most popular supernatural comedy movie with a Box office of $295.2 million. The movie was released on the 8th of June 1984 by Colombia Pictures. After 32 years, on the 15th of July 2016 the same company released Ghostbusters (2016) available in 2D, 3D, and iMAX 3D. Overall, it’s a good and fun to watch movie. The visual effects are very eye-catching especially if you watch it 3D.
Fireforge Games developed the isometric 3D action game Ghostbusters 2016 and it was published by Activision on July the 12th 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Game Informer and GameSpot criticized the game for being boring. A bad startup for this company.
First of all the game doesn’t even feature the four female Ghostbusters from the movie. Two of the female characters have been replaced by two male characters, one having red hair and a red beard and the other having a haircut similar to Leonardo DiCaprio.
The game play is not impressive at all, you simply wonder around the map killing ghosts and from time to time you will encounter mini-bosses which are pretty straight forward once you get the feel of the mechanics. Everything about this game is wash, rinse and repeat. No substance whatsoever for a game you have to pay somewhere between $40 to $50 dollars. Throughout the game you will notice that the intros and the cut scenes are usually very loud and as soon as you get into playing the game, the volume goes down. I can only imagine that the staff responsible for the audio quality used different types of headphones and were probably listening to radio as well while controlling the volume levels. If you are unlucky you will find yourself into situations where your character is stuck, therefore you are forced to restart the level.
I don’t recommend buying this game unless you want to test it out for yourself.