"Pac-Man's cartoony new platforming adventure doesn't do as good a job as one might hope of getting into the spirit of things."
I donít know that Iíve ever played a Pac-Man game I consistently liked better than the original one, but Pac-Man World 2 on the GameCube came closest. It showed me that Pac-Man can abandon his roots up to a point and the results can still be well worth experiencing. Unfortunately, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures doesnít appear to have been handled by a team with the experience needed to produce a similar success story.
Based on the cartoon series of the same name that began broadcasting on television this past June, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is a 3D platformer starring a youthful version of the Pac-Man we know and love. There are no apparent thoughts of marriage, only a crew of semi-familiar characters--most of them ghosts--who attend the local school where Pac-Man is enrolled. From what I can make out of the story, Pac-Manís friends have been kidnapped and now he must find them while also chasing down an invention that offers whoever possesses it the ability to turn things to ice.
Staff review by Jason Venter (November 14, 2013)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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