news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Namco Bandai Addresses Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions Saves


People don't like when save data can't be deleted from a game. It's annoying, pointless, and a detriment to the used game market. It wasn't received warmly when Capcom did it with Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. And it sure as hell wasn't appreciated when, more recently, Namco Bandai did the exact same thing with Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions for the 3DS.

In a statement to Shacknews, Namco Bandai addressed the save issue of the game. According to the company, things are kind of complicated given the high score focus in Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions. If the game is played on two different 3DS systems, the same scores may be uploaded multiple times.

Basically, this sounds like a means to make gamers keep their copy of the game. But one has to wonder, what if they don't like the game and want to sell it back? Some individuals will argue that this type of feature implementation won't help the 3DS. Personally, I don't think it helps the developers. I mean, Capcom got a lot of crap over The Mercenaries 3D. Luckily, the company stated that it would never do something so foolish again. Hopefully the folks over at Namco Bandai avoid pulling this type of stunt again, as well.

It should be noted that despite the fact that Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions can post the same scores multiple times if played on more than one 3DS, it is still being offered as a GameFly rental. So if a bunch of people check the game out, are we going to see a lot of the same scores on the leaderboards?

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