Thoughts and Opinions: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

*Note: This is not a review, but my thoughts on the named game. The normal review scoring system will not be used in this article.*

Article submitted by Marcus Lywood (@MLGamer185).

Scott Pilgrim is a line of graphic novels written by Bryan Lee O’Mailey that has recently had a movie adaptation of the second book. Ubisoft Montreal have also scooped up the license to make a video game, but will it fall down the same trap franchise-based games usually go down?


Story:
The story in Scott Pilgrim follows the one seen in the book of there being Scott falling in love with Ramona Flowers, but must defeat her seven evil ex’s to tie the knot. The game is very light-hearted with the story. Other than the opening cutscene and post-boss shots, story isn’t shown much in Scott Pilgrim.

Graphics:
Scott Pilgrim adopts a 16-bit graphical style, but seems a lot more vibrant than other 16-bit fighters, such as Streets of Rage. The environments are very pretty, but to me came off as not jaw-dropping, nothing that set my eyes alight with glee.

Gameplay:
Think River City Ransom, and you’ve pretty much got most of Scott Pilgrim down. Beat up guys and collect money. Beating bad guys up as well as buying food and books at stores gets you XP, which gets you more moves to use, similar to, say, Sonic Unleashed’s Werehog stages. Buying food, books etc. can also increase your stats; strength, defence, willpower and speed. It adds a nice RPG element to the beat-em-up genre. Although, you may want to get some friends over to play, as the game is very challenging alone and there is a no online co-op. A shame, yes, but keeps to that 16-bit vibe.

Sound:
My word; the music is outstanding. Anamanaguchi provides the music to Scott Pilgrim and it is, without any doubt, one of the best soundtracks to hit PSN and XBLA. It just works, outside of game and in. You’ll want to hear it as long as possible. And although the Sound effects are nice as well, it pales in comparison to the soundtrack.

Length vs. Cost:
Scott Pilgrim is £7.99/800 points, and for that, you can get through it in, say, 2 or so hours. Still, it is a fun two or so hours and there is incentive to go back and level up.

Conclusion:
Scott Pilgrim has succeeded where other franchise based games have failed. It’s just plain simple fun. Hard on your own, yes, but with an amazing soundtrack and decent longevity, Scott Pilgrim is more than deserving on your hard drive.

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One Response to Thoughts and Opinions: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

  1. Mrshadowmoon says:

    Looks like fun I may buy it when I get my new 360

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