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the scott pilgrim game is coming back

Pajaro Pete

(He/Himbo)

remember scott pilgrim, or at least the game that was released as a promo for the movie that came out a decade ago, and then was believed to be lost to the sands of time? well it's back, baby.
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
As long as I still get to beat up Scott in this version it might be worth purchasing.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
I guess all we needed for the game to become available again was for Ubisoft to have a horrific scandal and for them to suddenly need to fast track a PR win of some kind. At least it’s coming to PC this time so someone can crack the DRM on it when it inevitably gets delisted again.

Also, lol!
 
I loved this game back in the day, but I played it so much and so thoroughly that I don't really feel compelled to play it again. Also, the best part of the game is the soundtrack by Anamanaguchi that I can listen to at any time without buying the game again.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
I really don't care to touch anything of Ubisoft's at this point in time...

...but I'll make an exception for this, because I've got six years' worth of regret piled up from not getting it the first time.

Also, count me among those who would like a physical edition.
 

madhair60

Video games
Glad people can play this again. Great graphics and sound.

Gameplay... not so good? Not super well designed imo. It's really easy to break the game and also isn't worth playing unless you do, since everything takes way too long to KO if you aren't grinding levels. Kind of bad. But sounds and looks awesome.
 

gogglebob

The Goggles Do Nothing
(he/him)
I feel like a lot of nostalgia I had for this game was a combination of the sheer amount of hope surrounding Scott Pilgrim and the promise that there was media incoming that was hyper-specifically focused on my interests ("Edgar Wright obtained permission to use the famous theme song from the SNES game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991), by writing a letter to Nintendo, saying that it is considered to be ‘the nursery rhyme of this generation’.”), and the fact that the game's River City Rampage-esque gameplay was something that was generally not seen around the game's release. That is not the case anymore. When I replayed the game last year, I was reminded that the actual gameplay doesn't really hold up against more modern, "retro" beat 'em ups, and it leans way too heavily on the whole "gotta level up" aspect that is rarely fun in the genre. That said, I literally wrote about the game as part of a series on why game preservation is important, so I'm elated the game is returning for anyone that missed it.

Scott Pilgrim: land of contrasts.

 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
haha oh man sweet dunk on Ubisoft! Hate that fucking company!

*goes and buys stuff from Ubisoft*

that'll teach em
 

sfried

Fluffy Prince
So uh...I've never played the game. What am I in fo-

"FUCK UBISOFT!"

-okay.

(Still doesn't answer my question though.)
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Well, I can't really answer your question because I've never played it either, and I won't be once this version comes out either...
 

WildcatJF

I will not be stopping
(he / his / him)
This is digital only by the way. And fuck UBI Soft, I see through what you're doing between this and the Prince of Persia Sands of Time remake...
 

MCBanjoMike

Infamous third lava dolphin
(He/him)
You're in for an ridiculously good looking brawler that is filled with charm and also grinding. It's not a bad game, but I wouldn't put it up there with the pantheon of Brawlhalla.
 

BEAT

LOUDSKULL
(DUDE/BRO)
So uh...I've never played the game. What am I in fo-

"FUCK UBISOFT!"

-okay.

(Still doesn't answer my question though.)
IT'S A PIXEL STYLED BEAT EM UP FROM 10 YEARS AGO, WHICH I SUPPOSE IS IT'S OWN BRAND OF "RETRO" AT THIS POINT. ASPECTS OF IT HAVE AGED POORLY COMPARED TO "MODERN RETRO" BEAT EM UPS SUCH AS STREETS OF RAGE 4. THE ANIMATION IS VERY FLUID, AS IT WAS DONE BY THAT ONE DUDE WHO DID ALL THE GROSS HORNY PIXEL ARTS.

I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR SAYING FUCK UBISOFT BECAUSE SERIOUSLY FUCK UBISOFT.
 
This is a decade-old opinion, but I mostly remember the first level being super duper, pointlessly long, and tiring me out to the point where I didn't want to play the rest.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
So uh...I've never played the game. What am I in fo-

"FUCK UBISOFT!"

-okay.

(Still doesn't answer my question though.)
It’s a River City Ransom-eque beat em up, and its biggest issue is one it shares with River City Girls in that it can a little too grindy if playing solo. It’s not bad, but the genre has made somewhat of a come back since then, so compared to other newer options you may find it lacking.

Also, I’m not judging anyone interested in the game, as “no ethical consumption in capitalism” or whatever. I still buy games on the Oculus store front from time to time, so I’m certainly no role model here. Personally though, I haven’t bought a THQ game in over a year, and that was over much less than Ubisoft recent shitstorm, but that and my recent hesitation at buying Ubisoft games is less an active boycott, and more looking at there games, remembering the shit they’ve done as a company, and thinking to myself “Eww, what else is on my wishlist...”

IT'S A PIXEL STYLED BEAT EM UP FROM 10 YEARS AGO, WHICH I SUPPOSE IS IT'S OWN BRAND OF "RETRO" AT THIS POINT.
Yeah, I saw the Guitar Hero reference in the trailer and had a nostalgic moment for Guitar Hero, then remembered that was supposed to be a modern game reference at the time.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
“no ethical consumption in capitalism”
I always saw this as a reason to be okay with stealing from asshole companies like Ubisoft, not to justify giving them money, but I'm probably wrong about this as I usually get colloquialisms wrong lol.

In any case, I'm not trying to give people shit for buying this game, go nuts. The thing that annoys me is when people post that (admittedly good) dunk from Nintendo World Report but then express enthusiasm for buying it from Ubisoft.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
At least where I’ve seen that colloquialism it’s more “I’m buying product X from company Y, despite company Y doing Z.”
 

sfried

Fluffy Prince
It’s a River City Ransom-eque beat em up, and its biggest issue is one it shares with River City Girls in that it can a little too grindy if playing solo. It’s not bad, but the genre has made somewhat of a come back since then, so compared to other newer options you may find it lacking.
I have not played River City Girls, but have played and beaten Streets of Rage 4. From what I gather the former is more "meaty" but the latter has "depth". Would you say this Scott Pilgrim game is more of the former?

Should I start with Scott first and then move to RCG as to "not get spoiled" by the latter? (It's like when I was told to check Bastion out first, then move to Transistor.)
 
It means literally everything you buy has roots in worker exploitation, fossil fuel extraction, etc etc. somewhere along the supply chain. It's a way to excuse yourself for buying things, but it's also completely true. Where you draw the line depends on your own moral compass.
 
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