When I bought this, I thought that I was going to get another epic, nostalgic roller coaster ride like I did with Championship Edition DX+. I was wrong. For those of you who're busy and just wanna know my opinions summed up, I basically feel that this this game is a mockery of the original Pac Man. I recommend that you spend your hard earned cash on Championship DX+. You'll have a much better experience.
For those that will actually read the entire review, know that I hated this. It felt like the worst console port ever. I'd have yet to encounter a game on Steam that didn't use WASD if it weren’t for this. That's right, you didn't read it wrong: this game doesn't support the WASD keys as controls. It makes you use the arrow keys. Luckily, I use an Xbox controller for these sorts of arcade titles, so that didn't affect me too much. Apart from that, the games weren’t in their original states. I've played Pac Man Championship (the older one) and I know for a fact it wasn't anywhere near as pixelated. Come to think of it, the entire game, hub and all, was pixelated. However, I'm fairly certain that was due to poor settings on my side. Speaking of “my side”, this game didn’t run on the first try, nor did it run on the second, or third, or fourth, for that matter. I had to go as far as to contact Bandai (Namco) and wait for a response in order to even start the game. Even after I had had (that’s not a type-o) days to build extra anticipation to play the game, I still disliked it from minute 1.
All-in-all, this game really disappointed me. It’s the first game that I’ve ever installed that I’m uninstalling solely because it was unentertaining. Going back and re-reading it, I realize that my review really doesn’t “review” anything about the game at all. Still folks, trust me when I say that you do NOT want to spend your hard earned cash on “Pac Man Museum”.
Seriously though, people should start a petition to add multiplayer to Championship DX+, and to add Namco Museum, a title that I’ve loved since childhood, to Steam.