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Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game The Complete Edition



Publisher – Ubisoft

Developer – Ubisoft

Review Platform – Nintendo Switch

Release Date – January 14, 2021

Also available – PC / XBOX ONE / PS4 / STADIA


Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is a 2D arcade-style beat-'em-up game inspired by the iconic comic book series and movie. The Complete Edition includes the original Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, DLCs - Knives Chau and Wallace Wells, and mini games.


STORY

Scott dating Ramona must defeat her 7 Evil Exes.


CHARACTERS

Scott Pilgrim – Protagonist of the story. Must defeat Roman’s 7 Evil Exes to continue dating her.

Ramona Flowers – Scott’s love interest, heavy attacks with a mallet. Can travel through subspace. Has seven evil exes who challenge Scott for her affection.

Stephen Stills – Scott’s friend and lead singer/guitarist of Sex Bob-omb

Kim Pine – Scott’s friend, ex, and drummer of Sex Bob-omb

Knives Chau – Scott’s ex

Wallace Wells – Scotts friend and roommate


Evil Exes – Matthew Patel, Lucas Lee, Todd Ingram, Roxanne Richter, Kyle & Ken Katayanagi, and Gideon Graves. An association of villains who used to date Ramona. Their goal is to interfere and control Ramona’s love life.





GAMEPLAY

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is a 2D arcade-style, side scrolling, beat-'em-up game. Players start the game with a set of 4 characters: Scott, Ramona, Stephen, and Kim. Knives and Wallace are DLC character, and Nega Scott is an unlockable character. Each character has their own set of moves as each character levels up they learn new abilities, unlock secret items and modes, summon powerful allies, and more. Completing the game as a different character will give Scott a different ending.


Players should check out the Help & Options first before playing. The game doesn’t have a tutorial, during gameplay it only explains the controls of new abilities.


Fast Attacks pressing Y

Strong Attacks pressing X

Block pressing A

Dash double-tap left or right with the analog stick or D-pad

Sidestep double-tap up or down with the analog stick or D-pad

Super Attack pressing R bumper activates an attack to knock down nearby enemies.

Pressing L bumper summons a friend performing a different action depending on who calls.

And more for Co-op Actions: cheer up, life taker, reanimate, etc.


The game can be played as single player, co-op, or online multiplayer. With multiplayer people can team up to 4 characters working together through the story, mini games like Dodgeball, or battle Royale.


Extra Game Modes

Boss Rush – Defeat all bosses one after the other as quickly as possible.

Survival Horror - Defeat as many zombies as you can and survive.

Battle Royal – The Battle Royal is a free for all versus mode in a wrestling ring for up to 4 players.

Dodge Ball – The players beat each other in a dodge ball game up to 4 players.



There are 7 worlds with 2+ more sections and a boss battle at the end. Players must complete the world without dying because there are no spawning points. For example, if a player dies during a boss battle they restart at the beginning of the world. While traveling through worlds there will be times enemies heavily increase to the point its challenging for single players, especially with only 3 lives. Blocking helps preserve the health and items help buffs up the character. Players can buy a variety of items by going into shops: snacks, meals, and accessories. Snack and meals replenish Heart Points/Gut Points and gives experience points. Accessories improve character’s strength/defense/speed/willpower.


AUDIO

The most that can be said about the game’s audio is the music, chiptune music also known as 8-bit music. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game has a song for everything, upbeat and energizing. Some of the songs sound nostalgic reminding players of other titles.


GRAPHICS

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was inspired by the iconic comic book series. Ubisoft did a fabulous job replicating the comic book series in pixel form. There are many features in the game paying tribute to Double Dragon, Mega Man, Mario, and River City Ransom.




THOUGHTS

Players shouldn’t dive into Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game like they can blow through it. When I first played the game my initial impression was “well damn, this is hard” because I died a lot. I got frustrated when enemies suddenly ran up to me and I felt overwhelmed when enemies swarmed from both sides. Shops weren’t obvious so I didn’t frequently get items to replenish HP or buff up attributes. I died a lot! After a couple playthroughs I learned to take advantage of blocking, half the time I’m blocking enemies’ attacks. Whenever I was near a shop I got a meal or snack. Meals can only be consumed in shops but snacks can be bought to go. There were times my HP was low I ran back to a shop for a meal or snack and if I could I got the highest priced item. Frequently visiting shops plus gaining XP from defeating enemies resulted my character leveling up quick. After utilizing items gameplay felt easier and I was able to appreciate the graphics, little details in the settings, and I began having fun strategizing abilities. Each time I got a new ability I would excitedly wonder how it was going to help me defeat enemies faster. Then I got to the final boss, Evil Ex, die and play through the whole world again. I always died at the final boss but the silver lining was I kept the experience helping me level up and I learned the pattern helping me defeat the Evil Ex.



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