By Marty Mulrooney
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game is an old school side-scrolling beat ‘em up based within the Scott Pilgrim universe. For those unfamiliar with Scott Pilgrim, he is the titular hero of his own series of graphic novels created by Bryan Lee O’Malley, which were recently adapted for the big screen by director Edgar Wright in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (reviewed here). This downloadable PSN/XBLA game is a tie-in of sorts, taking its art direction directly from the source material, with input from both O’Malley and Wright. The end result is a delightful blend of faux-retro excellence that is both addictively compulsive and a stark reminder of gaming years gone by.
By Elena Cresci
Geekdom has expected big things from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Adapted from the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the film is director Edgar Wright’s first outing on the big screen without his Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz co-conspirators, and oh my, what an outing it is. Wright is the master of making the ordinary extraordinary. In much the same way as the characters of Spaced’s lives were given dramatic treatment befitting the big screen, Scott Pilgrim’s precious little life is treated with all the gusto, pizzazz and point systems of beloved old-school videogames. Simon Pegg even tweeted that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is ‘the closest thing you will ever see to a third series of Spaced’.