So this week on Animation Monday I am going to talk about the poor attempt to bring back one of the most beloved video game characters, Pac-Man. Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures premiered on Disney XD and so far I have not really enjoyed it. The series is an American-Candidan produced computer-animated television series in production by 41 Entertainment for Disney XD. The first thing I really don’t like is the opening sequence to the show. It sounds like a young kid made it.
The show follows Pac-Man, who along with his friends Cylindria and Spiral helps protect Pac-World from the threat of Ghosts. After watching a few episodes for this post, I say this show is poorly written. Many other people on the internet agrees with that statement. The plot in each episode is stale and very predictable. The only good thing about this series is the animation. I thought the animation, although computer animated, was pretty good.
The show was partly created because a video game from the show titled Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures will be out later this year. So far, the critics have criticized the game and are saying Pac-Man should not have been brought back to create something like this. For a 1980’s video game icon, these hurtful words are like kids being forced to watch violent and graphic shows. Parents know it’s wrong to have kids watch violent stuff. Namco Bandai Games should have thought twice before bringing Pac-Man back in a bad and poor way.
- ‘Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures’ announced by Namco Bandai (digitalspy.co.uk)
- American Retailers List Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures For $40 (mynintendonews.com)
- Namco Announces ‘Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures’ (analogaddiction.org)
- ‘Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures’ preview: Wakka wakka wakka (digitaltrends.com)