Quoted from dgpinball:
I got several games in on it, I would say it plays better than it looks, I'm not a fan of the artwork at all, but that is of course subjective.
I feel the same way about the art based on what I've seen here and in pictures. Sometimes things change in person though. I'm generally not a fan of airbrush/gradient type soft transitions and I like textures. I'm more into outlines and graphic design print-type style layouts for pins. It makes sense they used this style, being these are supposed to be gaseous apparitions of the non-smelly kind. Then again, Pac-Man had ghosts that were solid colored and outlined. But they also lacked the technology at the time to do transparency/blurs in-game, and they wanted to represent the game in the side artwork. It wasn't a design choice, they HAD no choice! I'd imagine they would have, given an option.
This is solely my opinion though, and that is what makes art wonderful. It is subjective, polarized, not everyone will like it, and it should always be that way. If we voted by committee on art, we'd end up with nothing but unicorn barf shit prints like Thomas Kinkade everywhere or play it safe styles on everything. Not everyone likes the music I write or the artwork I create. I'm fine with that, I do it for myself ultimately. And although this is a creation intended for the public domain and sale, they did what they wanted.
And I wish Spooky the best, they're doing great stuff for the hobby.