738 Ruse.

After several days of suck I am beginning to be less sick.

Let’s continue our Xpedition with a few words about my first Xbox Arcade purchase.  I got a Live card as a present and used it to get Scott Pilgrim Vs The World The Video Game.  It turned out to be a lot of fun.  It has some of my favorite kinds of violence in it: Canadian on Canadian violence and hipster on hipster violence.  The game is basically like beating up 7 years of my life.

You can play as Scott, Kim, Stills, or Ramona, and unlock Nega Scott.  With DLC you can play as Knives.  The characters aren’t significantly different except for Kim who has a lesbian healing special power.  The game is more or less the same as any side scrolling beat ’em up.  This particular one has some RPG elements in the form of purchasable power ups.  That was probably the thing that kept me playing longer than normal.  Powering up a character and then going back and stomping all over a hard boss is satisfying.

The game’s a little glitchy, but not so much as to ruin it forever.  Sometimes you will lose all your progress from the last autosave with a screen freeze, or what have you.  Annoying, but not a deal breaker.  Also, when you reach a certain amount of power throwing items almost always results in harminh yourself, because you can throw them so hard that they will rebound againsth the walls of the level back at you.  Sometimes several times in a single toss.  That’s a pretty glaring error.

Art wise the game looks really good.  It captures the aesthetic of the source material.  it does it in an 16 bit kind of way, but that’s still cool.  The soundtrack is great too.  It sounds like how you remember video games sounding.

Disappointingly there’s no online multiplayer.  That could really have extended the life of the title for me.  Going it alone loses some of it’s charm on the third go round.  By the time you unlock Nega Scott you’re pretty much done with the whole thing.  I bought Knives, but haven’t completed her story or N-Scott’s.  Of course I wouldn’t be against getting more character packs, so that once this game has cooled a bit I could go back and play as new people.  If they fixed the multiplayer thing that could really get me back in…

I’d really like to see Scott Pilgrim on a handheld.  DS preferably, but I could do PSP if that was the only option.


Women and their deceptions. But luckily some of their deceptions are good such as this one.

The Scott Pilgrim game’s main awesomeness was the music.

Come on, Thomas… you’ve got to be faster than that about figuring out what She Who Must Be Obeyed wants. Everyone on this side of the fourth wall figured it out last week.

YAY for being less sick and on the road to recovery. I agree 100% that game really need some online play. If you’re ever online hit me up: MissionDarkFox

Online multiplayer was intentionally left out so that multiplayer would have to be local, furthering the retro feel the title was shooting for. I know this because Major Nelson interviewed the developers a couple weeks before the game released.

Love the pink around the ears during and after the kiss, very nice detail. I do like seeing these smiles on Carol’s face even though I don’t really care for snarky and sarcastic personalities, well sarcasm is okay I guess but one being overly sarcastic would put me off of getting to know them likely. I must say that overall I really love the comic though. ^_^

Meh, ruses like these are cute, but come on. You gotta give a bro more to go on than “My console is broken”. Toss in a few winks or a little innuendo. Seriously, she’s giving too much credit to the male mind to pick up on subtext. We’re simple creatures, ladies! /rant

damn carol out smarting the smart ass gets you points in deception talents kudos

also i never played Scott Pilgrim the game but i read the comics…. before even seeing the movie how is it and does it give you full Turkeys from garbage cans?

Well, I kind of already explained how it is in the post, but it doesn’t give you full turkeys from garbage cans. Sometimes it does give you full Canadians though. Murderous Canadians…

yeah that first part of my question seemed little dumb but in my defense i kind of went into dream land after reading the 2nd sentence in the 2nd paragraph :D

Carol’s face in the second panel.

Oh the Scott Pilgrim game, how much fun I had at that. “STOP USING ME AS A WEAPON!” and “LESBIAN POWERS, ACTIVATE!” I really love the whole franchise.

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