One of the most anticipated games to come out this year is almost here and it’s not a $60 title, it’s The cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Video Game and it is about to rock the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade later this month and Gamer Reaction has the exclusive Xbox Live gameplay footage of the first level and the Boss Battle against Evil Ex #1 Matthew Patel.
Scott Pilgrim vs The Game is a 4 player Beat ’em Up based on the Graphic Novel Scott Pilgrim. The graphic novels by Creator Bryan Lee O’Malley are very heavy on classic gaming references so it’s only right that a game based on the story would be set to look like a classic 8-bit and 16-bit games, at the end of the levels Scott teleports out like Megaman while Stephen Stills uses Mario’s Warp Pipe to exit and Kim Pine Rides off on Kirby’s Warp Star. The gameplay is very much like Streets of Rage and Castle Crashers and very enjoyable with friends. Boss battle’s are very much like oldschool Ninja Turtles where they start to flash yellow when they are near death. The one feature people have complained about is the lack of online play which is understandable but lets remember that Scott Pilgrim wants to be like a classic game when people weren’t antisocial and would actually get together and play games together.
Gamer Reaction’s Dianna and my most loyal ally Spyderz got together this past sunday to play the game for the first time and it was the most fun I have had playing a game in a long time and I have played a lot of games. Playing in the same room with your friends definitely made gameplay better. I get that some of you may not have the luxury of playing with your friend but there is also a big challenging singleplayer game here that deserves a look at. From the start of the game it was like a blast from the past and We all agreed it was a excellent experience and something we can’t wait to do again. Megaman 9 & 10 may have been the pioneers of the return of classic gameplay and the oldschool look but Scott Pilgrim takes all that and shows what oldschool games could have really been like. While oldschool gamers will feel at home with the style and gameplay, New School gamers will love the corkyness and pace of the action. It’s something for everyone.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Video Game Level 1 Xbox 360 Gameplay
Scott Pilgrim Vs Evil Ex #1 Matthew Patel
When we got together on sunday it took use 30 minutes to get through level one and yes as you can see in the heavy edited video we died a few times. The gameplay maybe easy to learn but it is something to be mastered. I don’t even remember blocking much during our first play-through and there are counter attacks and the ability to catch items thrown at the player. I know that all that would have to be mastered if I want to get the Invulnerable and One Man Army Achievements.
There is so much in this game yet to have been explored like a Super coop attacks that can only be unleashed when all players taunt at the same time, take hidden short cuts through bonus stages and enter stores to buy items during levels, unlock additional characters and even unlock a Zombie Survival Mode.
What would a Xbox 360 game be without achievements, these are all the achievements and can be earned in Scott Pilgrim.
Now Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation is a series of short 5 minute animations that will air on Adult Swim on August 12, 2010. It will be released online on the Adult Swim website and Facebook the next day. These animations are voiced by Michael Cera and Alison Pill who play the roles of Scott Pilgrim and Kim Pine in the film. The Anime Shorts will explain Scott’s backstory with Kim.
Personally I say this will be one of my favorite games of all time. Bringing friends together is something classic games always did and Scott Pilgrim will do it again.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Video Game will be released on the Playstation Network on August 10 and on Xbox Live Arcade on August 25.