Finally broke 200K last night myself, which is good, because I was getting seriously obsessed with hitting that goal.
I have no complaints about the thumbpad controls, although I’ve taken a few wrong turns during marathon sessions because my thumb gets tired and slips.
They’ve definitely captured the pac-man feel, though, but have sped it up for modern audiences.
They’ve also handled something that I hate about geometry wars - the first 60 seconds of geometry wars is just mind-blowingly tedious until you hit 10K points. While the first 60 seconds of Pac-Man CE is actually fairly challenging if you try to get four or 5 ghost combos in a row, even though you aren’t moving that fast, and by the time you get the last combo, the game has sped up to a reasonable level.