At this point Iâ€™m pretty sure ANY Pac-Man game will get my attention and will also end up being something thatâ€™ll just keep me playing over and over. Itâ€™s been doing that since the whole â€œChampionship Editionâ€ versions have been released. And itâ€™s doing it again with some slinky little free game (free with a subscription to Nintendoâ€™s online component): Pac-Man 99.
For those not familiar with the â€œ99â€ series or any sort of number (they just finished a year of Mario 35), itâ€™s where you are competing against 98 other players. And everyoneâ€™s actions send obstacles to other players. Everyone is battling to stay alive until none are left. Itâ€™s a battle royal, but…less personal since youâ€™ve no idea who is attacking you or who youâ€™re specifically targeting as well. You just play. I canâ€™t place better than 4th so far. But, the hook is there and it keeps pulling me back in.
Until I found Cozy Grove.
In the meantime, Ubisoft, itâ€™s been 2,798 days since the last Splinter Cell release (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise or VR exclusive).