Ghosts are supposed to be scary. And yet they never really were in Pac-Man, even though they could quickly reduce you from a full circle to a disappearing line.
Change the perspective of the game to first-person, though, and you change a lot. Sinister music anticipates the hazards ahead. Maze walls make you feel like a trapped rat. And right as you think you may be doing good – HOLY SHIT A GHOST JUST POPPED UP AND KILLED ME.
You’ll never again dismiss Pac-Man as a trivial character. After playing this, the realization that he probably suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder starts to sink in. In the new format, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde remind me of the chills I first felt when I heard about Vermicious Knids.
So scram over to the game and try it out yourself. Then post your score below.