Conclusion: Animations have many frames for added fluidity. -Soundtrack is by far one of the best I've heard in a video game. -Level up system/buying food/upgrades is a nice touch and adds tremendous depth to the gameplay. -Loads of secrets to discover. -4-player co-op (offline).
Excerpt: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a graphic novel series recently turned into a movie and it has now made its arcade debut via Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. Being more familiar with the movie trailers rather than the novels or the movie itself, I wasn't 100% sure what to expect from the...
Conclusion: I'm thankful to this game, because it intrigued me enough to check out the excellent movie and the even more excellent graphic novels. It opened my eyes to the works of artist Paul Robertson and the band Anamanaguchi. It's just a damn shame that the game is nothing special.
Excerpt: Sidescrolling beat-’em-ups can easily devolve into repetitive mindlessness, but Scott Pilgrim avoids the pitfalls to deliver simple, old-style fun. Based on its comic-book namesake, the game proudly wears its influences — most notably, NES classic River City Ransom — on its sleeve.
Pros: + Leveling up + great combat options = top-notch 2D action., + Absolutely gorgeous art; incredible soundtrack.
Cons: - No online multiplayer? Really?, ? No, seriously: where the hell is online multiplayer?
Summary: Nostalgia is a difficult thing to manufacture. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World tries to home in on long-lost memories of gaming's past, but the results are often as aggravating as they are endearing.
Pros: Lots of hidden secrets give the game replay value, Charming, old-school aesthetics, Good progression system
Cons: No online cooperative mode, Playing with three friends is too chaotic, Some visibility issues
Excerpt: Nostalgia is a funny thing. Take the video game adaptation of Scott Pilgrim VS The World for example. Yes, it's a love letter to a video game era long gone, but at the same time - after playing it, I couldn't help but be thankful for what we have. Then...on the other hand, it's $10.