Initial release date: August 10, 2010
Updated release date: January 14, 2021
Developers: Ubisoft Chengdu, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Pune
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Complete Edition: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, STEAM, Google Stadia
Awards: VGX Award for Best Adapted Game
Publishers: Ubisoft, Universal Pictures
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I’ll admit something that will stun some people; I’ve never read the graphic novels written by Bryan Lee O’Malley nor have I watched the movie starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead so I don’t have much familiarity or nostalgia for the series so I’m going fully into this title blind as I didn’t get the opportunity to play this game back in the day on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN and was removed from the digital market fronts in 2014 leading to many thinking it would be lost to the gaming world forever. Fast forward a decade and we now have the game rereleased and made available on all modern platforms as well as physically for a limited time via my friends over at Limited Run Games. While this game has grown to mythical status over the decade, the question now is does it still hold up as the brawler genres lost gem or is it made irrelevant by the current resurgence of the brawler genre with Streets of Rage 4 and River City Girls? Let’s find out!
For the sake of simplicity, the story of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World The Game Complete Edition is centered around the titular character Scotty P needing to battle the seven evil exes of his girlfriend Ramona Flowers.
The way Scott Pilgrim plays is very similar to that of what you’d expect if you’ve played the River City games from Ransom to Girls to Underground in that it’s not only a beat em up but also is a RPG as well. Also this game is balls hard, keep that in mind.