Scott Pilgrim’s Análisis vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition for Xbox One.
Nostalgia is a factor that at times can become a double-edged sword. The video game industry keeps reminding us of this. Much more in recent years, where remakes and the return of great classics have made their way into the market. Hanging on to the past isn’t always satisfying and can lead to disappointment when we return to playing one of those great titles that we had idealized. But luckily every now and then we have a surprise, like the return of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game for its 10th anniversary.
2021 has brought back this cult game that disappeared 6 years ago from major digital platforms due to copyright issues. A title that managed to preserve what made it special and so loved by the players, but at the same time it also added another novelty in this area “Complete edition», Which we will analyze below.
Romance and many cakes
Scott Pilgrim v. The World: The Game is based on the graphic novel by the Canadian artist of the same name Bryan lee o’malley. Later this novel had its own film adaptation by the hand of Edgar wright (The ant Man).
Its plot is very simple. Scott Pilgrim It is a high school student who, by chance, ends up meeting Ramona flowers, the girl of his dreams, with whom he finds himself madly in love. But this love story will not be as simple as “they were happy and they ate partridges”. In order to win Ramona over, Scott must first defeat his 7 evil ex-boyfriends.
Mr. Pilgrim, we meet again
This new edition of the game that brings us Ubisoft with Engine Software It’s, in essence, the same title that we enjoyed in 2010. We’ll have to work our way through the punches and kicks through the different storylines in true style. beat them classic.
Our repertoire of attacks will start out basic; fast attack, strong attack, a special attack that we can perform by filling an energy meter, jump and take cover. By combining these attacks with the left stick, we can perform combos. As we fight and move on we will unlock new powerful moves it will help us in the battles against Ramona’s exes.
If we take into account the relevant graphics improvements in terms of resolution, frame rate and loading time, Scott Pilgrim v. The world feels very fluid playable.
An extra life
The great novelty of this definitive edition of Scott Pilgrim is that the title includes as a basis the two DLC that the original game received between 2010 and 2013. The advantages of these packs include two new playable characters; Chau and Wallace Wells knives, Scott’s roommate.
In addition, we can play several additional modes like Total Battle (a kind of PvP that pits four players against all), Prison ball (to take down enemies with a giant beach ball) or Survival horror (resist the waves of zombies as long as possible).
Unfortunately, these game modes are somewhat mediocre compared to the campaign or cannot be enjoyed directly if we don’t have two or more companions (Total Battle mode doesn’t start until there are more two players in local mode).
But surely the crown jewel of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – CE be your multiplayer mode. The title will give us the opportunity to play at all levels of the campaign with up to 4 players in local or online mode. We can invite our friends to join our game or go directly to the one already created by another player.
This mode far exceeds experience single player. Fighting alone is good and difficult, but many times we will feel that our progress will be determined by the items we buy from level stores. These can be acquired with the coins defeated enemies drop and will increase attributes like strength, speed or life, RPG style.
Playing in company not only makes progress more bearable and the difficulty curve is not that variable, but also opens up other ones. features not available for a single player, such as the ability to resurrect our allies, steal lives, or perform special team moves. In addition, as we mentioned before, the multiplayer will allow us to enjoy the PvP mode of Total Battle.
Finally, it should be noted that he matchmaking is very well optimized. The game finds games very quickly and in no time we will be distributing tow to someone. Regarding performance, it is true that we may encounter a certain lag at the start of the phases, but only until the connection is synchronized.
“Do you know the origin of Pac-Man?”
From the initial screen, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is already feeling (or rather ringing) nostalgia. Thanks to your fantastic Anamanaguchi soundtrack, with 24 songs of the ones that stick in your head and it’s hard to stop humming once the game is over. The title will make us feel like we are playing an authentic arcade, one of the arcade games. The 8 bits flood the different scenarios responsible for references to 80s culture and classic video games
Of course, throughout the game you will find situations and many winks that will be very familiar to you if you’ve read O’Maley’s graphic novels or seen the 2010 film. Among the selectable characters, we will find Scott and the rest of the members of the Sex Bob-Omb such as Kim and Stills, Ramona, Knives or Wallace. Each of them has its own list of combos and independent levels.
The duration of the game is quite short (there are only 7 levels). But if we want to raise all the characters to level 16, discover secret areas and alternate endings, we’ll be spending a few more hours hooked. In addition, the game has 3 difficulty levels that will challenge us to complete them to unlock special characters.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition es the return of a fantastic beat them which preserves this charisma which has made it a cult game. A title that doesn’t need revolutionary mechanics to have a good time pushing buttons and banging in the streets of Toronto. With no more elaborate additional modes, we have some hilarious and very well-optimized online multiplayer.
Ubisoft and Engine Software have created a work that declares their love for 8-bit and retro, reaching our hearts and knocking us out with its nostalgic touch.
From the Xbox community, we thank Ubisoft for providing us with a game key to perform this analysis.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition
- Preserves the essence of the original game
- Its online multiplayer mode
- Winks and references to the work of Bryan Lee O’Malley
- Anamanaguchi’s fabulous soundtrack
- The difficulty curve in single player mode is too steep and variable
- The additional modes are somewhat poor and straightforward