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Pac-Man World 3 brings back some elements from previous games, like a butt-bounce, but also manages to include some cool power-ups that look more like something from Ratchet & Clank than a 25-year old arcade game. Not that everyone has to love this game, but when you can find another 3D platformer that is fun, true to a franchise that is already three titles old on consoles and over two decades old in the arcades, you let me know. Pac-Man World 3 is a remarkably solid platformer, and one hell of a lot of fun for Pac-Fans out there.
Pac-Man World 3 is the perfect marriage of classic arcade pellet munching combined with modern platform item collection. The combat isn’t terribly challenging but there are some decent logic and jumping puzzles, and there is an unceasing sense of awe about this game as you enter each new level. This is one of those few games where the journey far outshines the destination, and a must-own game for kids or kids at heart.
In the end, Pac-Man World 3 might not be an innovative platform classic but it’s an enjoyable game that is sure to please fans of the 3-D series. Without really adding anything revolutionary to the gameplay, the ability to play as the ghosts, the wireless multiplayer and the decent level variety is handled well enough that a purchase or rental might just be what the doctor ordered if you like platform games or Pac-Man.
Pac-Man World 3 comes off as a lesser-evolved platformer with good intentions. Many of the elements you've seen in hundreds of platformers are right here, except you're running around with Pac-Man assuming the leading role. The single-player mode is just long enough to attain a decent amount of interest, but coupled with the multiplayer mode it brings a slight hint of longevity. Overall, this title sadly brings no long-overdue revolution to the franchise; instead it slowly builds upon the last edition of the series hoping to strike gold somewhere beneath the platform genre.
Pac-Man World 3 comes off as a lesser-evolved platformer with good intentions. Many of the elements you've seen in hundreds of platformers are right here, except you're running around with Pac-Man as the protagonist. The sad part is that once I started to squeeze some fun out what was happening, I'd find myself wrestling with a clumsy camera that makes most of the jumping in the game harder than it needs to be. This game is best used to remind classic gamers of Pac-Mac, but that's about it. Some of the multiplayer features are cool and take advantage of PSP connectivity, but these aren't show-stopping qualities. Pac-Man World 3 isn't revolutionizing the franchise at all, and that's disappointing.
Games like Pac-Man World 3 underscore the necessity of nurturing solid characters when it comes to giving long-running franchises staying power. With few novel twists on basic platformer elements and passable visuals, Pac-Man World 3’s only shot at investing Pac-Man with the charm of a Ratchet or a Clank rests with its story. It disappoints severely on that count, however, with a story befitting a throwaway cartoon character, not a veteran game hero. Even a hint of respectability in the treatment of Pac-Man as a worthy protagonist would’ve helped lessened the burden of mediocrity, and though the game still may have surprised no one, it might have managed to entertain at least a reasonable number of longtime Pac-Man fans.
There's nothing very violent here. Pac-Man only fights monsters and robots that disappear in a cloud of smoke and Pac-dots when defeated. Little reading skill is required since everyone talks most of the time. There are some attempts at forced humor that kids may get a chuckle at, even if they were too young to experience Pac-Man in his heyday. They probably won't mind too much that Pac-Man's new adventure is rather average and bland. But some of the later obstacles and jumps are probably too frustrating for younger gamers. If you really want to celebrate Pac-Man's 25th anniversary with your kids, pick up one of the better DS titles like Pac-Pix or Pac'n Roll, or one of the Namco Museum compilations on all consoles where you can play Pac-Man and other great classics. Happy chomping! Happy 25th Anniversary, Pac-Man! We still love you!
Triste version que celle PSP de Pac-Man World 3. La bonne volonté des développeurs est visible mais bien qu'on trouve autant de contenu sur la portable de Sony que sur consoles de salon, la jouabilité a trop de défauts contre elle pour permettre aux joueurs de totalement s'éclater. A la limite, si vous êtes fan de la boule jaune, vous pouvez y jeter un coup d'oeil rapide mais il faudra vous montrer dans tous les cas on ne peut plus tolérant.