Time to start Hating Namco Bandai.. no way to erase data on Pac-Man & Galaga

#1little_fat_boyPosted 7/26/2011 11:42:38 AM
Iíve looked all over, even going so far as to ask a Namco Bandai representative, and it doesnít seem like thereís a way to erase the game data. This caused mild controversy last month when it was found that Capcomís 3DS game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D had a similar perma-save, which seems to be aimed at killing off the secondhand market.

This could be annoying for Pac-Man & Galaga Generations owners because the game features an ersatz Achievements system, in which you are rewarded for accomplishing goals in the four remade games (the arcade originals, Championship, and another Xbox Live port called Galaga Legions). Iím a fan of the idea, not the execution, since you canít delete the awards and start over.


http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/07/pac-man-galaga-generations/

Are people going to let this slide like they did for SEGA, Aksys and Konami with Super Monkey Ball 3D, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2...

All that Capcom hate about RE Mercs when they're not the only ones doing this.
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#2crimsonclaw111Posted 7/26/2011 11:45:04 AM
Capcom had a bunch of other crap against them very recently though, so yea.
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#3Mewtwo_soulPosted 7/26/2011 11:48:26 AM
That's quite a bit different. Awards aren't supposed to be reunlocked for game profiles as its linked to the account in question. It's like an XB360 account. If you want to restart for awards and achievements you have to create a new account.
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#4little_fat_boy(Topic Creator)Posted 7/26/2011 11:52:15 AM

From: crimsonclaw111 | #002
Capcom had a bunch of other crap against them very recently though, so yea.


does it really matter though. Gamestop briefly refused trade ins and refused to sell Mercs ( in Austrailia ) but have no problem with these other companies doing the same thing. And gamers not even interested in Mercs to begin with were screaming about it " out of principle " but said nothing about the other companies.
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#5nakonakonakoPosted 7/26/2011 11:54:13 AM
Lol, imagine them doing this with Tales.
#6Mewtwo_soulPosted 7/26/2011 11:54:36 AM
little_fat_boy posted...
From: crimsonclaw111 | #002
Capcom had a bunch of other crap against them very recently though, so yea.
does it really matter though. Gamestop briefly refused trade ins and refused to sell Mercs ( in Austrailia ) but have no problem with these other companies doing the same thing. And gamers not even interested in Mercs to begin with were screaming about it " out of principle " but said nothing about the other companies.


Yes but this is far different.

Restarting Pac Man will only restart your score. REM you can't play the opening missions (up to a certain amount) due to the perma save. You can play a new game on Galaga too, it's primarily talking of scores and rewards.

Rewards again are linked to accounts which makes that complaint silly. Restarting Pac Man makes no sense as you can continue to play the same levels/Galaga.
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#7JorgezxPosted 7/26/2011 11:54:41 AM
Original Pac-Man didn't have an erase option, they are just sticking with the formula.
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#8little_fat_boy(Topic Creator)Posted 7/26/2011 11:56:46 AM

From: Mewtwo_soul | #006
REM you can't play the opening missions (up to a certain amount) due to the perma save.


you can play the opening missions all you want.
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#9Mewtwo_soulPosted 7/26/2011 11:58:11 AM
little_fat_boy posted...
From: Mewtwo_soul | #006
REM you can't play the opening missions (up to a certain amount) due to the perma save.
you can play the opening missions all you want.


Unlocking the missions I mean.

Unlocking rewards=/=unlocking missions/characters/items/etc.
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#10Mewtwo_soulPosted 7/26/2011 12:00:14 PM
Pac Man /Galaga unlocks=rewards/Awards (already covered) and scores which would be silly for people to complain about.


REM: Unlocking characters, missions, weapon sets, etc.


Like I said, not the same thing.

Namco has pulled **** in the past, but this is not a **** move, this is just people ******** for the sake of *********.
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