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News PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC announced, coming August 26 to all platforms

VolcanicDynamo

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Are you referring to the main theme of beloved arcade game Pac-Mom?
I mean, we joke (Pac-Mom: Maze Madness when?), but unless I am mistaken, the matter of copyright isn't concerning the Ms. Pac-Man character - it's over the Ms. Pac-Man game. So far as we know, Bandai Namco owns the Ms. Pac-Man IP and is free to use the character whenever they want (they did back in March on social media), but they don't want to, presumably (but not guaranteed) as it draws attention to the game they do not fully own and do not want to distribute - or alternatively, AtGames got more rights from the lawsuits.

So, for instance, it's not like they could avoid the IP issue by editing the Ms. Pac-Man arcade game to use Pac-Mom instead - that's still GCC's game, and that means AtGames gets royalties. What I wonder is if the same royalty clause applies to other content from the game, like remixes of the music. If these remixes are being used without a hitch, then I suppose then that content derivative of Ms. Pac-Man is fine, with the only thing being disputed being the literal game itself.
 

Samus95

Tektite
I mean, we joke (Pac-Mom: Maze Madness when?), but unless I am mistaken, the matter of copyright isn't concerning the Ms. Pac-Man character - it's over the Ms. Pac-Man game. So far as we know, Bandai Namco owns the Ms. Pac-Man IP and is free to use the character whenever they want (they did back in March on social media), but they don't want to, presumably (but not guaranteed) as it draws attention to the game they do not fully own and do not want to distribute - or alternatively, AtGames got more rights from the lawsuits.

So, for instance, it's not like they could avoid the IP issue by editing the Ms. Pac-Man arcade game to use Pac-Mom instead - that's still GCC's game, and that means AtGames gets royalties. What I wonder is if the same royalty clause applies to other content from the game, like remixes of the music. If these remixes are being used without a hitch, then I suppose then that content derivative of Ms. Pac-Man is fine, with the only thing being disputed being the literal game itself.

Apparently they have to pay AT games everytime Miss Pac Man is used, also the game Maze Madness belong entirily to Namco is probably possible to them to just change the title and design, also they can always say something like "a new game based on the og Maze Madness" when in reality is not

Also im going to make a prediction, i have the feeling that Pac Man World 2 is already in the work, and it will be announced this late Winter for Sprig/Summer 2023
 

winstein

Shriekbat
One of the game's features is the slot machine, which gives free lives if you can match the fruits. Given how gambling mechanics are discouraged in video games in order to ensure a wider age rating, I wonder if that will be changed. This game has some very difficult parts that made farming lives viable, but I am hoping that there is no need to play the slot machine to get lots of lives this time.

Also, this game has the rare Outtakes feature (you get it by completing 100%, which includes completing all of this game's mazes in a row), which I don't think will be done but it would be nice if they do this again.

Thank you for reading.
 

winstein

Shriekbat
In the game's first reveal, there are some stuff shown that basically balance the game to make it easier. For example, we see Pac-Man becoming gigantic when he takes a power pellet, how Anubis Rex did not have platform gaps between the rolling pads which made it less likely to fall, and how Krome Keeper has 6 HP like the Japanese version (the original has 8 HP).

Then the game has a short gameplay showcase with new stuff like Pac-Man with a new hovering move (similar to the Yoshi's flutter jump) that I am sure would be very appreciated by more people, and how Toc-Man's battle seem like it will be different, because after the person who played the game shaved off all of Toc-Man's HP, they cut the game footage off, like as if there will be more but they can't show it yet. It looks like the remake will be a more different experience than the original, and I look forward to see what changes were made!

Thank you for reading.
 

Sonicfan1373

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I am really excited for this. Here’s hoping it is successful enough to convince Bandai Namco to remake PAC-MAN World 2.
 

VolcanicDynamo

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New Graphics Comparison trailer! Looks great, my only concern is with how zoomed in some scenes look, having the top and bottom cut off rather than expanding from the shift from 4:3.
The remake mostly compares well to the original, but..oh my. Some of those shots are extremely zoomed in. The lava section and especially that swimming section look too close for comfort. Not a dealbreaker but an odd choice, for sure.
 

GriffMendez

Piranha Plant
Ms. Pac-Man is dead, long live Ms. Pac-Man.

I guess the one-two punch of Museum+ and this is Namco's way of trying to both capture nostalgia and refresh the brand in the wake of the AtGames lawsuits. I'm intrigued but not exactly hyped, ya know?

Brock, you have many wild opinions, but this is too far. Pac-Mom is garbage. Give her a nose, damn it! And why are her limbs so damn skinny?? She's a cheap replacement and she always will be.

If that's a fix then it is irreparable. Those eyes are weird! Why doesn't she have Pac-Man style eyes??
It's so weird that this is actually a fake controversy online.
 


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