August 13, 2010. My 30th birthday. After attending a midnight exhibiting of Scott Pilgrim vs The World, I used to be tremendous pumped to play the aspect scrolling beat ’em up from Ubisoft. And boy did I ever play that sport. My Canadian delight and love of the style meant lengthy nights enjoying with Scott, Ramona, and the gang with my husband after work. Some nights was grinding for loonies, different nights replaying a boss battle within the hopes of unlocking trophies.

After an unlucky delisting as a consequence of expiring licenses, Ubisoft is bringing this beloved sport again to players this week. So the query now: how does the game hold up over a decade later?

Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game Complete Edition Review – Scott vs The Seven Evil Exes

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition is a unbelievable side-scrolling punch kick sport. This anniversary version consists of each the Knives and Wallace DLC packs which implies you may have the complete Scott Pilgrim expertise in a single bundle. As you progress by way of the sport, the character you selected as an avatar will degree up and be taught new strikes. I went with Knives as my major character for my overview playthrough, and my co-op accomplice chosen Scott. Traveling throughout the traditional Super Mario impressed map (which I would like a cross sew sample for ASAP), Scott et al battle by way of minion mobs earlier than tackling every of Ramona’s Evil Exes.

Everything is simply as brilliant and colourful as I keep in mind. And that stellar soundtrack from Anamanaguchi makes every little thing higher. Even if you find yourself replaying a degree for the umpteenth time grinding for money. Or simply since you need to degree up as shortly as potential. Average Joe problem stays simply as powerful as earlier than, offering an honest problem for somebody who loves themselves and desires to remain sane. Only masochists ought to play the opposite modes, for my part. But to every their very own.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World The Game review

Multiplayer gaming with pals is the best way to go. I’ve spent my whole time enjoying the sport with my partner; it’s so useful having somebody to resurrect you while you’ve taken a number of too many flames to the face. In the unique model, you may solely play collectively regionally. A brand new Network Game choice is accessible which ought to help you play each the sport and PvP modes along with your on-line pals. Unfortunately, I used to be unable to check this forward of launch, so my fingers are crossed it really works easily when the sport is accessible on Jan 14, 2021.

If you ever tire of story mode, Extra Games Mode has a bunch of mini-games nice for seeing which of your bandmates is the true chief of the band. These aren’t for me, personally. I discover them cute however nowhere close to as charming because the core sport. For what it’s price, solo Dodge Ball would possibly very properly be the saddest factor I’ve ever carried out in any sport.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game Complete Edition Review – Subspace, What’s Up With That?

I used to be grinding time and again questioning why the hell my stats weren’t going up when one thing at the back of my mind tickled. Why was I accumulating all this free change? Then I stumbled into Wallace’s Mystery Shop and a lightbulb went off. Right! The retailers. How might I’ve forgotten about shopping for poutine and random objects from the varied shops and carts have been the best way to bump up key stats like protection and assault? Once I began spending loonies on the shops within the buying district there was a noticeable enchancment. Our third try at Okay.O.-ing Lucas was an enormous success.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World The Game review

Keep your eyes peeled for shops and merchandising carts. If you’re actually caught however have cash weighing down your pockets, the buying district on the midway level within the first degree is a good place to buy groceries. And it doesn’t harm that Wallace’s little retailer is close by. The report retailer is likely to be my private favourite for plunking down quarters. Buying everlasting +10 stat buff objects is likely to be what helps you clear the Patel battle with out dropping a life.

The sport is just not flawless. There have been a number of cases the place standing straight in entrance of an enemy and throwing a punch doesn’t appear to register. Perhaps it is a aspect impact of getting a a lot bigger display screen than I did ten years in the past. Maybe it was like this the entire time and I forgot. If this was constant possibly I might shrug it off, however it isn’t. It’s additionally an issue when selecting up objects from the bottom. Case in level: I attempted to select up a baseball bat. No matter the place I positioned myself I couldn’t seize it. My partner walks over to it and after a few faucets on the sq. button is ready to decide it up. The buttons on the whole appear to have both a contact of lag or are simply plain stiff.  I’m enjoying on a PlayStation 5 and there’s no formal PS5 improve for the sport (it’s a PS4 sport performed through backwards compatibility), which means it might very properly be that the controls appear off now that I’m accustomed to the DualSense controller.

No matter what, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition is the right hit of nostalgia. Whether you decide it up digitally or deal with your self to any of the physical goodies on the way from Limited Run Games, this sport isn’t a cult favourite with out motive.


Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition overview code offered by writer. Version 1.00 reviewed on a PlayStation 5. For extra data on scoring please see our Review Policy here.

9.0Gold Trohpy
  • Faithful port of the sport, together with all PS3 cheat codes
  • Anamanaguchi’s soundtrack by no means disappoints
  • Sometimes objects will not decide up if you find yourself straight over them
  • Controls really feel off when enjoying with DualSense controllers