Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review : Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game

This is going to be a short review because the games is short and it's easy to describe. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is a game based on a movie based on a comic book series but the game is more based on the comics then the movie. This is a very short game and I finished it in less then 4 hours and after downloading it.

The story of the game revolves around the comics story and isn't really explain in detail but it's pretty much Scott Pilgrim wants to go out with the new girl in town Ramona and to date her he needs to defeat her 7 evil ex boyfriends. The game is a 2D 8-Bit arcade beat 'em up. If you've played Streets Of Rage, Golden Axe, Battletoads or the more recent Castle Crashers then you already know how to play the game. The game has a very simple control scheme and can be played with up to 4 players but the game has no online multiplayer, which seems very strange but I can see why at the same time. In the game you can level up by defeating enemies and buying items at the store with the money you get by defeating enemies. The max level is only 16 and with each level you learn a new ability. The items you can buy at the shops are for health recovery and stat boosting. There are 7 levels in totals for 7 ex's. Enemy varieties are very low and there are plenty of weapons in the game to use against them.

That's essentially it. It's a short fun game and even though it's AU$15.95 for the game, it's not really a rip off. It'll take a few hours to finish it the first play through and there isn't really much need to finish more then once unless you want all the trophies and to max out all the characters. This is a game targeted at fans of retro games and fans of Scott Pilgrim. If your a fan you already downloaded it and if your not then you may want to save your money. I give it a 3/5 because there are plenty of better games and if your not a fan of the source material it's not going to be as enjoyable. Honestly if I were a bias reviewer like most I'd give it a higher rating but that's on it's retro style without ever reading the source material.

Score 3/5

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