Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is a video game that you can download off of the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. The game is based off of a movie, which is based off of a Comic book series written by Bryan Lee O’Malley. In the game, you go through each level with attempts to get to, and destroy all seven evil exes of Scott’s newest love interest, Ramona Flowers. This 8 and 16 bit influenced side-scroller was developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
Generally speaking, gamers know that it’s best to stay away from games based on movies. With that said, there were still high expectations for this game, considering the world of Scott Pilgrim is basically a video game. However, since you’re able to play the demo before you buy it, and since the game is only 10 bucks, you really aren’t losing anything by trying it.
Though the controls in this game are easy for anyone to just pick up and play, they are a big sluggish. The biggest problem is having your character go from walking to running. Sometimes the game doesn’t read your command to move a certain way, which makes it difficult to do certain combos. The menus in Scott Pilgrim are somewhat easily accessible, but they could be better. Though, you won’t be using the menus very often so it’s not that big of an issue.
The graphics in this game are as awesome as you can imagine a Scott Pilgrim game to be. It’s an 80’s 8 bit style game, though more high def. Do you remember the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle game? That’s the impression one might get playing Scott Pilgrim: The Game, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Games like that are few and far between, as popular as they are.
The music is great as well. It, too is inspired by the 80’s games, but mixed with the music from the movie. The first time you hear the music, it will make you smile. It goes great with the feel of the game and the Scott Pilgrim world, both in the comics and movie.
The game has 3 modes of difficulty to start off with, which are Average Joe, Rough & Tough, and Supreme Master. All of them are pretty difficult though and just get tougher as the levels continue. That isn’t to say only hardcore gamers should play this game. Quite the contrary, anyone can enjoy this title. It’s just a matter of whether or not you’re patient in leveling up your character and going through the same level multiple times. There is an easier way to beating the game quickly though, and that’s with the co-op mode. With up to four players, you can pretty much breeze through the game.
This game is definitely replay-able. There are multiple characters you can choose to play as and each one has unique moves, which makes the game that much more interesting to play through again. Also, leveling up your character will make you want to go back to previous levels and purchase items that you may not have been able to afford going through the first time. Also, after playing the game alone, inviting friends over to play through it again is a must. The problem with the co-op mode though, is that there isn’t any online play. This game would have a much higher replay value if it did. Why Ubisoft fell short on that is unknown, but it’s obvious fans are missing it.
All in all, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is awesome. The ten dollar price tag is more than worth it for what you’re getting. Even though there are some issues, don’t let that make you think any less of this game. This is a fun and addicting game that will keep you occupied for days. Scott Pilgrim: The Game is one of the best movie based games out there, so don’t pass it up.