Reviews and Problems with Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions
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Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Namco Bandai has been a solid developer for families for some years now. They have impressed me personally with a plethora of good games for families. They also make sure to support new machines as they come out. Which is always nice for sites like Family Friendly Gaming since it gives something to cover. Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions sounds like it is two games. Technically it is six, and you could even expand that number if you wanted to. I will explain that shortly.
Remakes of two classic arcade games have nice 3D visuals.
Common Sense Media
27 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions is a 3D version of the two classic arcade games listed in the title. In addition to remastering the original games in a 3D presentation, these games have been remastered to reflect modern-day graphics and processing power. The Galaga games involve shooting down enemy creatures but the violence has little impact because of the abstract visual style.
Excerpt: When I saw the cover to Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions, I was overcome with a sense of disgust. I assumed it was another attempt to polish up another old game to get as much money out of it as possible. That is where I was wrong. Namco didn't cut any corners when creating this game. From the moment I popped the game in, I was hooked. The first little game I played was a new version of Galaga. Galaga Impact is better than some star wars games I played.
Excerpt: Pac-Man had a pretty good run on the Nintendo DS, especially during the early days of the system. Within its first year, both Pac-Pix and Pac N Roll used new and interesting approaches to their design, and thankfully, with the 3DS, Pac-Man attempts to do something a little bit different again. This time, however, he’s brought along Galaga, another of Namco’s storied franchises along for the ride with him.
Summary: Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions is a disappointing collection. Pac-Man is the only game that doesn’t have some sort of issue with it. Galaga is crammed onto the top screen and is too small to play on comfortably. Pac-Man Championship Edition and Galaga Legions are fun games, but when there are sequels out there that play a lot like the originals but make noticeable improvements it makes me wonder why we didn’t get the DX versions of these games.
Excerpt: Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions offers something old and something new. This anthology includes six games, the oldest of which hit arcades in 1980 and the newest of which are available here for the first time. Unfortunately, the two brand-new games fail to live up to the high standard set by their esteemed predecessors. And as rightfully beloved as the oldest games here are, it's unlikely that you're craving yet another release of those widely available classics.
Pros: Includes two timeless arcade classics, Pac-Man: CE and Galaga Legions are great
Cons: Do we really need another release of Pac-Man or Galaga?, Not the best versions of Pac-Man: CE or Galaga Legions, The two brand new games aren't much fun