Conclusion: Playable licensed games seem to be rare these days, and even when you have a good game based on existing material, it usually doesn’t stay relevant for long. What sets Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World apart is that it forgets it is based on a movie/comic and, much like this year’s 3D Dot Game Heroes, plays like a love letter to all your favorite games from the past. At ten dollars, this game is a steal, and is well worth the price of entry.
Excerpt: Between the retro-styled visuals, chiptune soundtrack and classic brawler gameplay, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game could be accused of attempting to manufacture nostalgia. If that's the case, it does a great job. Don't expect rendered versions of Michael Cera or Mary Elizabeth Winstead (sorry, FenixDown). Visuals are directly inspired by Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels, but with a retro 16-bit style.
Excerpt: The simple three-step guide to developing a crap commercial product is to take a good novel, dilute the basic dialogue into a film script, then take any interesting action and create a game that defiles every square inch of that franchise’s holy ground. It happens. Most big films will get a video game tie-in, anyway. The quintessential example from recent years is 2009’s Watchmen: End is Nigh, the episodic beat-em-up that served as a prequel for the film.
Excerpt: You might not take him for it at first glance but Scott Pilgrim is one bad dude. One day he’s browsing music with his girlfriend – Knives Chau, age 17 – and the next he’s fallen deeply in love with the mystery girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers. The only catch for Scott – other than having a girlfriend already – is that Ramona arrives with some hefty baggage, namely, her 7 Evil Ex-Boyfriends.
Excerpt: Share Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is an odd beast for me to review. Iâ€™ve never actually read the Scott Pilgrim comic books, but I have seen the recently released film adaptation. As such, I canâ€™t say how faithful an adaptation this game is. What I can say is that when I first [...
Excerpt: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World The Game is a video game based loosely on the six comic books by Brian Lee O’Malley, which also hit the big screen as a feature film this summer directed by Edgar Wright (Spaced, Shaun of the dead and Hot Fuzz) and starring Michael Cera (Superbad and Juno). The game is available now on PSN and tells the tale of Scott Pilgrim as he tries to win the affections of his love interest Romona by defeating her 7 evil ex-boyfriends.