Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Look at Scott Pilgrim

Until I heard about the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, I'd never even known of the character or the comic books. Friends and I had to see the movie not only because of the gaming references but the fact that legendary Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright was behind the project. Having seen the film now and read some of the books, I naturally moved on to the online arcade game released around the film's debut. It is a classic style beat'em up of the River City Ransom variety but with special twists keeping it out of legal hot water. Rather than being a movie tie-in with the usual lack-luster effort, Scott Pilgrim the game is more faithful to the comic books both in looks and themes. Besides the comic roots, the game is really fun to play and for the $10 price tag, it is an essential for fans of the series or classic gaming buffs the world over. The biggest drawback to an otherwise perfect nostalgic experience is the lack of online co-operative play. Check out Scott Pilgrim for yourselves and look back to GameOver for more on the series a little later on. Later, gamers!

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