Bandai Namco is outwardly making this summer time one for PlayStation platforming remakes! Pac-Man World: Re-Pac is out immediately on Swap, and — following on from Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Collection — reveals the Japanese developer is acknowledging and displaying a little bit bit of affection to a few of our childhood favourites.
Early critiques have been dropping all week, and whereas we’re engaged on the NL verdict, we wished to share what others consider Pac-Man’s return to 3D platforming. We’ll let you realize what we expect as quickly as our evaluation is up and prepared!
To date, there’s just one Swap evaluation on the time of penning this, from Pocket Ways. The outlet gave the sport a disappointing 5/10, saying that different platformers have already performed all the things that Pac-Man World does higher:
“That’s the lingering query that I take away from taking part in Pac-Man World Re-Pac, the millionth-or-so remaster of a traditional 3D platformer I’ve seen within the final couple of years, the place precisely does the remaster practice cease? I liked Donald Duck’s Quack Assault, one other traditional PS1-era platformer, however does it warrant a remaster? Spyro and Crash, I get, however once we’re reliving Pac-Man’s mediocre-to-good 3D journey, I ponder whether the money and time is likely to be higher spent on a brand new IP.”
Our mates over at Push Sq. had been a bit extra beneficiant, giving the sport a 7/10 on PlayStation 5:
“Pac-Man World Re-Pac is a enjoyable look Pac in time to an period the place 3D platformers had been much more distinguished than they’re immediately. Whereas it doesn’t fairly outclass a few of its contemporaries like Crash Bandicoot Warped and Tremendous Mario 64, Pac-Man World isn’t one to overlook for those who’re on the lookout for one other stable 3D platforming journey.”
Destructoid felt equally concerning the remake on PS5, additionally awarding it a 7/10:
“With the lower-key stakes (coupled with a lower-key $30 value level), and a agency consistency with stage design, Pac-Man World Re-Pac nonetheless saved me all through. I’m undecided Pac-Man World Re-Pac goes to lure in lots of extra followers, however the ones it already had must be pleased with this new packaging.”
God is a Geek reviewed the sport on PC. They gave the remake a 6.5/10, citing the disappointing collectibles and underwhelming arcade-style ranges do not assist Pac-Man to face out from the pack:
“The stage selection is definitely good, however the pretty unimportant collectables and disappointing arcade-style ranges let the sport down. For those who’re a fan of the hungry yellow puck you’ll most likely have some enjoyable with the remake, however don’t go pondering it’s a vital buy in any other case.”
Digitally Downloaded brings us again to the PS5, and so they gave Re-Pac a stable 8/10, acknowledging that it is extra for followers of the unique and people nostalgic for ’90s 3D platformers:
“Once I discover that my complaints largely need to do with wishing there was extra content material in a sport that’s already completely adequate, I do know that I’ve had fun. The unique sport offered 1.5 million items, was well-received by critics and justified quite a lot of sequels. Bandai Namco is most justified in making an attempt this on to see if there’s room to revive the Pac-Man World property.”
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