Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

    Game » consists of 5 releases. Released Nov 09, 2010

    Beat up a lot of people to win the heart of your girlfriend in this retro-themed 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up based on the Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels.

    epicsteve's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (Xbox 360 Games Store) review

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    Great personality

    I got beef, lets fight!

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    The Scott Pilgrim franchise is all about unexplained insanity. His videogame adaptation of the comic is no different. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is a 2D side-scroller beat-em' up IN Double Dragon and River City Ransom fashion. Basically, the game boils down to you running to the right and fighting dudes. This game is much more than a simple throwback an old-school genre. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World encapsulates the personality fans are familiar with while also producing a fantastic downloadable title.

    You select one of the four main characters from the series, Scott Pilgrim, his girlfriend Ramona Flowers, and fellow bandmates Stephen Stills and Kim Pine.You have an arsenal of typical brawler moves, punching and the ability to utilize melee weapons you find in the environment. In addition to the obligatory move set, you also unlock combos as your character levels up. Every character has a unique AOE move and the ability to call in Knives Chau for an aerial attack.

    Your quest is to defeat Ramona Flowers' seven evil ex-boyfriends. Each having their own quark that serves as the backbone for the

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    franchise's character. For example, one of the ex's is a vegan. Of course, he has all the psychic powers a normal vegan would poses. Most the boss fights are surprisingly easy considering how difficult the rest of the stages are. In fact, this game is defiantly best played with at least one other person. With the ability to revive other players, the campaign is much more enjoyable while still maintaining challenge.

    The major flaw of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is the lack of online co-op. Even emulations have online o-op these days, this is an inexcusable flaw in 2010. I mean, who wants to sit on a couch with three other people. Yuck. Despite the lack of a standard mode, this is one of the coolest games you will find. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is a by-the-books brawler you would expect, but the game has a level of personality that is rare in games these days. If you're a fan of 16-bit throwback music, or just want something a little different, look no further than Scott Pilgrim.

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      The developers of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game are obviously massive fans of retro beat-em-up’s and have created a extremely faithful clone of River City Ransom right down to the early 90’s cliches. As first impressions go Scott Pilgrim is fascinating due to it’s commitment to bringing an old school game to a new era, but Scott Pilgrim may adhere slightly too much to the retro game feel, ironically including many of the flaws that those Video Games it’s inspired by had. Scott Pilgrim vs...

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      Fun, Frustration, Nostalgia, and a faint reminder of Dark Souls. 0

      Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World tries so hard to remind of us of games played in late 80s to early 90s, so it's a bit ironic that the game that it ended up reminding me of is a more modern release, namely Dark Souls. Both games have frustrating difficulty curves and have gameplay that focuses on animation priority. If you press a button, you are locked in that animation until it completes. Both also contain many battles that are borderline impossible until you learn of strategies that some delusiona...

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