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: 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: 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: 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 [...