I feared that I would playPac-Man World again in 2022, particularly after the release of the parent video game pile. I absolutely loved Pac-Man World: Re-Pac, and the choice was a no-brainer. Now, after playing the game for several hours, I''m not quite sure.
The game was different, but it was not in good way. It was easier to play, was fantastic, and was almost exactly how Id imagined it. Yet something else was missing. Was the game redesign truly an inferior product to the classic platformer?
When it comes to how to remake games, there are many theories of thought. No wonder, as the game has become somewhat of an industry staple in the past decade. Square Enix with its Final Fantasy VII Remake series took the opportunity to completely redesign the game from the bottom-up, blurring the line between a reboot and a remake. Other companies, like Capcom, may generally keep the same level layout or mechanics, but without minor changes to the storyline.
Although compared to these titles, Peac-Man World: Re-Pac feels like a remaster. The stage layouts are almost identical, except for a few tweaks to boss fights (Krome Keeper), however, the location of practically every fruit, every button, every steel ball powerup, and every Galaxian collectible are all quite on the line. Pac-Man''s animations, attacks, and moves are all quite on the same page, with minor improvements in quality. Even the sound
YOYO-DODO from YouTube, a video comparing the two games animations:
Although the games are respawning during mid-air, Pac-Man can stay steady for longer periods of time, making platforming less of a hassle. The steel ball power-ups respawn, and the game''s improved UI and graphics, making levels appear crisp and clean, although it''s difficult to see when the camera perspective is always fixed.
A few notable changes made by Bandai Namco have been made. The Classic mode, for example, has been completely changed, but the extra scene of the game has been completely removed despite being unintentional. On the other hand, the game''s intro scene has been completely removed, removing any reference to the five world bosses you fight in, thus permitting players to be somewhat confused about why they were suddenly fighting a flying ship at the end of the first area. Pac-Man does his dramatic scream, however
The game is solid, and I''ve barely encountered any game-breaking glitches during my playthrough. It is well-known for its off-beat, friendly character, but it also fails to recreate a lot of the original game''s off-beat, wonky charm. However, you may pay $30 more for the game, while also buying a second-hand PlayStation 2 and a copy of it. This way, you''ll at least be able to play.
On the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC, the game may be played.