Generally favorable reviews- based on 137 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 94 out of 137
Mixed: 33 out of 137
Negative: 10 out of 137
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Jan 7, 2011Amusing mechanics make for some good laughs. Both in solo and cooperative play. Anamanaguchi's superb music does nothing but accentuate this rarely seen, piquant movie-game. While the lack of online co-op is veritably inexcusable, I found myself an imperceptible incentive to go back to the game after my initial play-through and obtain all of its trophies.
Aug 31, 2010Admitedly I only played the demo, but this game is so retro I found myself thinking why bother when I could just be playing Streets of Rage. I get what they've tried to do and they've succeeded, it just does it so well it carries along all the annoying aspects those games had and doesn't seem to improve the concept in anyway.
I've never read the comics (and haven't seen the movie) but IAdmitedly I only played the demo, but this game is so retro I found myself thinking why bother when I could just be playing Streets of Rage. I get what they've tried to do and they've succeeded, it just does it so well it carries along all the annoying aspects those games had and doesn't seem to improve the concept in anyway.
I've never read the comics (and haven't seen the movie) but I am an old gamer and I did used to love the Streets of Rage series, but I couldn't quite figure out what this game did better than a game made back in the 90's did. I'm mentioning Streets of Rage so much because this game felt just too similar, everything from the art, level design and annoying problems.
Definitely try before buying, as I think quite a lot of the reviews are looking at these sort of games with rose-tinted nostalgia glasses. Some things are best left as happy memories.… Expand
Apr 15, 2011I'll defend my rating of "6" by saying that it is an objective score and please read the rest of the review before casting judgment. Ignore any other reviews that refer to this game as a knock-off. Especially any user reviews by someone that calls themselves an "old gamer" and then says the game is ripping off the graphics and gameplay of Streets of Rage. First off, this is not aI'll defend my rating of "6" by saying that it is an objective score and please read the rest of the review before casting judgment. Ignore any other reviews that refer to this game as a knock-off. Especially any user reviews by someone that calls themselves an "old gamer" and then says the game is ripping off the graphics and gameplay of Streets of Rage. First off, this is not a rip-off. It's an "homage". It is intentionally trying to be a beat-em-up in the same fashion of the 8/16-bit gaming era. Second, don't say "it's just a beat-em-up". That is what this game is. That would be like picking up Call of Duty and saying, "it's just a first person shooter!". Well, yes! What were you expecting? Tetris? Lastly, if you can look at this game for more than 15 seconds and think of any game other than River City Ransom, then you are not an "old gamer". Pilgrim mimics the classic RCR right down to eating food to level up your character. Also, any negative reviews that say it is trying to cash in on people that are in to gamer speak miss the point. The game and book are both satarizing that culture and doing a wonderful job. So, if you like River City Ransom and are familiar with the Scott Pilgrim lore, then you will love this game! But that does not make this review cater to every reader. The game by itself does not do a very good job of introducing characters or trying in the slightest to explain the many references made to the book (i.e. the "Mithryl Skateboard" unlock). People not "in the know" could spend time trying to find out how to use the skateboard that the game just told them they had in their inventory. I laughed because I'm well aware that Scott did not choose skateboarding proficiency at birth and was unable to use said skateboard, but there is no reference to that in the game. Some other gripes that I have applying to the game in general is it's length (not too bad, but it could have used another couple levels). There is a lack of balance with regard to over-powering characters and the difficulty curve. Without taking time to focus only on leveling, a friend and I had leveled enough naturally to defeat one boss without the boss attacking once. The fight was over in literally five seconds. The game should be balanced better. The last gripe is the lack of online co-op. I know the designers wanted people to sit in a room together and play like we did when we were kids, but my job keeps me 3 hours away from a good friend and due to that, we were never able to play together. Sad, ain't it? Online co-op should just be a standard feature at this point. If this game was not an awesome homage to River City Ransom as well as a wonderful companion to the Scott Pilgrim books, these flaws would actually make my review score a bit lower. I like to end on a bright note, so I will say that whether you read the books or played RCR, you will LOVE the soundtrack. The addition of Anamanaguchi to write the entire score for the game was a brilliant move. Their wonderful tunes will make any gamer swoon. So if you love Scott Pilgrim and RCR, you will love this game. Probably more of an "8/10" for you. But if you don't have a particular affinity for either, then this game on it's own merits may not appeal to you.… Expand
Oct 6, 2021Bastante chulo. Más difícil y exigente de lo que me esperaba. No se qué más poner
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Jan 13, 2011Scott Pilgrim vs. The World lends itself to different interpretations: if you're a novice gamer, forget this title since it's way too hard and frustrating for actual standards; but if you're thirty years old or more, you'll enjoy Scott's battle though its failures (the lack of an online multiplayer mode) and weaknesses.
If you don't enjoy old-school looks, repetitive gaming and blips for music, then you obviously aren't the one this game is aimed at. However, if those things give you goose bumps and memories of beating up the same enemy over and over then Scott Pilgrim is your game.
Winners Don´t Eat Meat - and they don´t pass a chance to waste some hours with retro loving friends on this charming pixel brawler. This is a trip down memory lane, with lots of great references to the games of the past. If you are looking for a new Castle Crashers then this might be it.