7 September 2010


Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Video Game - PSN and XBLA

You may have heard of small movie called Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, we reviewed it last week and we gave it a low score, i say low score, we gave it a 10, because the film is fucking AWESOME! So as preparation for the film, i got to grips with the film-tie in video game for Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, which was released a week before the film came out. The only reason I’m reviewing it now because it took a long time to get far into the game, it’s a classic side scrolling beat ‘em up in vain of Streets of Rage and classics like that, but with a twist. You play as Scott Pilgrim, Kim Pine, Stephen Stills or Ramona Flowers if you’re by yourself, but you can also play it with three other people, creating a fun multiplayer beat ‘em up, a type of game that i haven’t played since the 90’s. It has a different art style which fits considering that the game is based on the film and the loosely based on the graphic novels which had the same feel of 8bit graphics. It suits it very well and with the music creates a different game atmosphere from ones seen this year in ultra violent God of War 3, the stunningly realistic Final Fantasy 13 and the extended gameplay of Red Dead Redemption. And added bonus is that the game is cheap and available through the Playstation online store and the Xbox online store, which makes it extra sweet considering the amount of hours and fun you’ll have with it at such a cheap price. Created by Ubisoft, a great games making company that seems to have listened to the fans and to the maker of Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee O’Malley, has created something that bonds the books and the film together to create an original game.

The game is quite difficult for those who aren’t hardcore gamers who can throw a massive amount of time into a game. You can’t have one run through and expect to complete it. It’s about gaining more experience and levelling up so that when you return, you can defeat the enemies. It’s a great premise with great music and cool graphics with an entertaining story and defiantly worth playing with friends. I highly recommend buying it because it has a great longevity to it.

VISUALS: A different visual style that is very cool but obviously can’t be compared to other games that use realism 15%

SOUND: A real band has been used to create the whole soundtrack which is homage to the 8bit soundtracks of yesteryear 18%

GAMEPLAY: Does become slightly repetitive in parts but overall, fun 14%

LASTING APPEAL: You have to keep coming back to the game to level up to go to other levels and such, it does take a long time to do 15%

SPECIAL FEATURES: Only a few trophies and achievements to collect, not massive amounts 10%


Simon Childs

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