Excerpt: If you grew up playing games in the late 80s and early 90s, you probably indulged in a little RPG-style beat-em-up called River City Ransom . The game had you beat up Japanese banchos as you traveled the city looking for your girlfriend, a common NES plot device. The game’s combination of RPG leveling mechanics and a pseudo open world made for a title that felt way ahead of its time. Apparently the developers of Scott Pilgrim vs.
Excerpt: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is a downloadable title that has little to do with the movie starring Michael Cera. Instead, it's a homage to '90s side-scrolling beat 'em ups and the graphic novels of Bryan Lee O'Malley. Retro fans will feel acknowledged and loved but everyone else may miss the hype.
Pros: Cutesy, retro fun that fits its source material, heavy nostalgia for 90s console gamers
Cons: Some grinding required before you can inflict serious damage, you can’t play as Knives Chau