Most of the time, movie franchise that becomes video games do not get a good review as they don't normally fit the source material, but luckily that is not the case for "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game."
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game review
First released in 2010, the video game felt like an interactive version of the famous cult comic book written and created by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
The story was tweaked a bit but the whole vibe was exactly the same, and that is because of the incredible character sprites from Paul Robertson, an incredible and catchy soundtrack from Anamanaguchi and the classic action from the team at Ubisoft.
The issue with the game back then was being able to play it, because a few years after it was launched on PS3 and Xbox 360, the game was delisted from all digital stores.
However, this week the game was relaunched and everything changed. After a decade, the video game is now available in numerous platforms. You can play it on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia.
The new version has all of the original downloadable content and you do not need to pay extra for characters. It also introduced online co-op, and aside from some adjustments, it is pretty much the same game.
How to play the game
The video game has the same premise as that of "Double Dragon" or "Streets of Rage." The players will wander through city streets and once in a while will have to fight a bunch of characters from bus drivers to paparazzi.
Players have the ability to punch, jump and kick, and to pick up a lot of objects to use as weapons, whether it is a snowball or a baseball bat. You can also play as most of the main cast of characters and they will each learn some new abilities as you go through the journey.
There are also level and character select screens that are just like the 8-bit "Super Mario Games" and "Street Fighter" type of car smashing mini-games.
The gameplay of this is very solid, just like "Streets of Rage 4." But just like the movie version, it is very stylish. You can fight enemies while checking out the beautiful pixel art and to listen to the catchy soundtrack.
After cleaning a wave of enemies, you can just sit for a second and enjoy the soundtrack and the visuals. You can play it on the PS5 through backwards compatibility.
"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game" is set in Toronto, Canada, just like the movie. You can dodged TTC buses or you can collect $2 coins to buy yourself a poutine. The game itself is very Canadian and you can even enjoy the scenery as you walk around.
Even after all of these years, the franchise still remains strong. From the books that are still selling, a movie that is now a cult classic and a video game that was given a second chance to thrive.
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Written by Sieeka Khan