If you’ve been with Pac-Man ever since you were a kid and hung out in arcades then you would be best to completely avoid Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures. The attempt at expanding the Pac-Man universe in a way that’s akin to popular animated properties such as those from Dreamworks or Pixae backfires in part to the average writing and annoying characters, and it also doesn’t help that the game lacks an understanding of what made the series so much fun to play. Redeemable factors within The Ghostly Adventures are few and far and in the end the horrible controls, game design, and platforming likely won’t entertain any young gamers out there.
+ If you love the Pac-Man cartoon then I guess this game existing is a cool thing.
- Story is standard cartoon fluff i.e. it’s forgettable
- Controls and camera are messy.
- Gameplay really doesn’t have a meaning or direction to it.
- It’s easy to abuse some of the power-ups that Pac-Man gains.
- Levels feel the same and when they go off the traditional path it results in a WTF moment.
There are a few games I hold close to my heart as a self-professed lover of video games. Titles such as Rez, Ico, God of War, and Killer 7 I hold in extremely high regard, but none other than Pac-Man is a game that I absolutely cherish. Perhaps it was the simple goal of the game, that of eating ghosts and fruit while trying not to be eaten, or maybe it was the fact that I first played the game at a local hair salon before receiving the somewhat frightful thing of having one’s hair cut while as a child, which made me become enamored with the game. But all together Pac-Man i