Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Digital Cover
     Hello everyone and happy Wednesday, hope you're doing well. Sorry about no post last Friday, never trust scheduled update made by Blogger.  Today were going to review a 8-bit game that has received positive energy from critics, give a 8.0 and was chosen as editors choice award by IGN.  The game was featured on a variety of platforms including Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.  The game is based off the movie that was based off the comics, so yeah.  That game is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, the game was a huge hit in many different countries. Honestly one of my favorite 8-bit games it is totally worth the low amount of Microsoft points you pay for it, (Hint: Don't buy this game for PlayStation). In the game you can play as one of four characters featured in the game, though the plot of fighting through bikers, punks, band players, zombies, and super vegans is not changed.  
     The four characters are Scott Pilgrim, the main protagonist (if you have any common sense, you will play as this guy, cause he's awesome), Ramona Flowers, the girl Scott's in love with (also a bad  ass), Kim Pine, Scott's ex-girlfriend and drummer of his band, Sex Bob-omb, and Steven Stills "The Talent", the vocalist of the band.  Along with these characters are three other characters, one unlocked through a achievement, the other two bought through DLC content on the Xbox Live Market Place.  Nega- Scott, Scott's evil counter-part, is unlocked, while Knives Chau, the 17-year old Scott is dating before Ramona, and Wallace Wells, Scott's gay room mate. So throughout the game you run, jump, smash, throw, and kill enemies throughout various levels from the movie.  The following entry in Italics was taken from Wikipedia to explain the plot of the movie, for those of you who are patient enough to read and understand whats going on.
The Story:
In Toronto, Scott Pilgrim, the bass guitarist for the band "Sex Bob-omb", begins dating high schooler Knives Chau, much to the disapproval of his friends. Scott meets an American girl, Ramona Flowers, who has been appearing in his dreams, and becomes obsessed with her, losing interest in Knives. While playing in a battle of the bands sponsored by one "G-Man Graves" for a record deal, Scott is attacked by Matthew Patel, who introduces himself as the first of Ramona's "evil exes". Scott defeats Patel and learns that, in order for them to date, he must defeat all seven of her evil exes.
Scott breaks up with Knives, who blames Ramona for taking Scott from her and begins trying to win him back. Scott battles Ramona's second evil ex, popular actor and skateboarder Lucas Lee, whom he defeats by tricking him into performing a dangerous skateboard grind that causes him to combust. Scott later encounters the third evil ex, Todd Ingram, who is dating Scott's ex-girlfriend, Natalie "Envy" Adams. Todd initially overpowers Scott using his psychic vegan abilities, but is stripped of his powers by the Vegan Police after Scott tricks him into drinking coffee with half and half cream, allowing Scott to defeat him.
Scott begins to grow upset with Ramona over her dating history by the defeat of the fourth ex, Roxy Richter. During the second round of the battle of the bands, Sex Bob-omb faces off against the fifth and sixth evil exes, twin Katayanagi brothers Kyle and Ken, earning Scott an extra life upon their defeat. During the battle, Scott sees Ramona together with her seventh evil ex, Gideon, who turns out to be G-Man Graves. The members of Sex Bob-omb accept Gideon's record deal, except for Scott, who leaves the band.
Upon returning home, Scott receives a phone call invitation from Gideon to his newly opened Chaos Theater where Sex Bob-omb is playing, claiming there to be "no hard feelings". Scott arrives and challenges Gideon to a fight, professing his love for Ramona and gaining a sword called the "Power of Love", which Gideon easily destroys. Knives then crashes the scene to fight Ramona over Scott. Scott goes to break up the girls' fight, only to accidentally reveal that he cheated on them with each other before he is killed by Gideon.
Ramona visits Scott in Limbo and apologizes for getting him involved in her affairs, revealing that Gideon had planted a mind control device in the back of her head. Scott realizes he still has an extra life and uses it to return to life at the moment in time when Gideon first called him. Scott reenters the Chaos Theater where he makes peace with his friends and challenges Gideon again, stating he is fighting for himself and gaining the much stronger "Power of Self-Respect" sword with which he strikes down Gideon. He then apologizes to Ramona and Knives for cheating on them, but Gideon interferes and knocks down Ramona, leading Scott and Knives to team up and defeat him. Free from Gideon's control, Ramona prepares to leave, but Knives accepts that her relationship with Scott is over and encourages him to follow Ramona. He does, and the two start their relationship anew.
So there you have it, you must defeat Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to date her.  While doing this you must also fight your way through a assortment of other enemies until you reach the boss. The combat system is fairly simple and as you move up in level you will unlock more combos to cause more damage and you will have more health. That's basically everything you need to know about the game.  Once again, totally worth the little money it costs.  And now, a announcement. So this Friday will be my last blog for the rest of Summer, so I'm trying to decide what game to go out with.  This has been awesome and fun to do, I will miss it and wish I could keep doing it, but with the time I'll be working this summer will make it hard to have any free time. But I'm not done yet, I'll save the "Thank You" speech for this last blog. Until then, this has been Jacob Arnold, signing off.

 E3 Launch Trailer

          Official Movie Trailer, watch the movie, its awesome.

1 comment:

  1. You CAN keep blogging over the summer, you know....