Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures - Gameplay video with commentary

Screenshot of video game Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is now available in stores, and can be purchased on the Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS3. It's one of the lower-profile multiplatform titles to see a release on Nintendo's new console, and costs less than most retail games. Online retailer Amazon, for example, has it listed well below the usual $50 to $60 price range, as do Best Buy and GameStop, causing many gamers to label it as a budget title.

The reviews have been slowly trickling out, but there aren't a whole lot of critics weighing in. Metacritic hasn't received enough scores on any platform to give it an average. The scores have been very mixed so far. Some say it's a decent platformer, while others say it's not worth it. Here are some links to a few reviews, along with the scores they reported to Metacritic:

Hardcore Gamer - 80
Nintendojo - 75
Gaming Age - 67
Official Xbox Magazine - 50

The staff of GameXplain have spent some time playing the Wii U version of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, and released a video showing plenty of footage, including a look at how well it runs on the GamePad via Off-TV Play. As the action unfolds, they discuss the basic gameplay, power-ups, and more. Video after the break.

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