Game Informer: Why Scott Pilgrim Is Still One Of The Best 2D Brawlers

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#1  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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https://www.gameinformer.com/opinion/2021/01/13/why-scott-pilgrim-is-still-one-of-the-best-2d-brawlers

I found this to be an interesting article because I never played the game, so I wanted to know what people thought about it. I plan on preordering a physical copy from Limited Run Games in a couple days. So the main points I got from the article are:

  • Game came out 10 years ago and was delisted. This may have contributed to its legacy.
  • Lots of video games references, which I think is cool.
  • Game has excellent progression, which makes it stand out.
  • Can do four player co-op.
  • Is a fun brawler.
  • Excellent art style.

I think I'm sold on getting the rerelease when it comes out! How about you, SW? Did you play Scott Pilgrim back in the day? Did you enjoy it? And will you be picking up the remaster?

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#2  Edited By lamprey263  Online
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I would agree, they need to make note of its design and style. Been a while, did it not have a grindy RPG element?

Thought of this game recently when I saw River City Girls on Game Pass and thought it looked like a Japanese Scott Pilgrim, was about to play it with a friend online when we discovered there is no online co-op for the game (like in this day, what?).

Anyhow, if we are digging through Xbox 360 catalog for good beat em ups, I wanna give a nod to Guardian Heroes that originally release on the Saturn and was glad to see got new life on the Xbox 360.

Also, the Dishwasher games too, like those really need to get put on the Xbox BC catalog, what gives?

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#3 R4gn4r0k
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I'm looking for a good couch coop brawler game to play and I love the SNES style of this game's graphics and music.

But was I mistaken or something, wasn't this announced for PC aswell?

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@R4gn4r0k said:

I'm looking for a good couch coop brawler game to play and I love the SNES style of this game's graphics and music.

But was I mistaken or something, wasn't this announced for PC aswell?

Couch co-cop and PC 🀣🀣🀣 But yea, it should be coming to PC as well.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I'm looking for a good couch coop brawler game to play and I love the SNES style of this game's graphics and music.

But was I mistaken or something, wasn't this announced for PC aswell?

Couch co-cop and PC 🀣🀣🀣 But yea, it should be coming to PC as well.

Pc version seems to have disappeared though. It's not launching tomorrow.

I do all my couch coop gaming on PC.

What, you think I'm going to hook up my switch to a TV and buy some more overpriced Nintendo Xbox rip-off controllers?

No thanks :P

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@R4gn4r0k: Yep, it's coming to PC too. With couch co-op.

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Best brawler? No.

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#8  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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@jasonofa36 said:

@R4gn4r0k: Yep, it's coming to PC too. With couch co-op.

Ok, but the PC version is not launching on the 14th along with PS4, Switch, Xbox and Stadia versions.

And they haven't even said when it'll be launching on PC instead. It's sad really :(

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I'd rather have dlc for Streets 4.

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@i_p_daily said:

I'd rather have dlc for Streets 4.

I heard at night you visit the streets of Melbourne looking like Axel.

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#11 VFighter
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The game was fun with a great look and music, but best brawler ever? Can't say I agree. Glad to see it back though, and it's a great reminder why an all digital (or streaming, sorry I just puked in my mouth some) is a horrible future.

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Nah, that's clickbait. It's a great fun time, based on an excellent comic/movie, but it aint't the best thing ever.

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@SolidGame_basic: Downloading it soon. But I'm also getting the Limited Run Games physical on Switch. Been waiting to play this for years.

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#14 I_P_Daily
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@SolidGame_basic: Wrong state/town πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

And i heard you Yanks pronounce it Mel-born 🀣🀣🀣

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Really good game that I’m glad to see back and I’ll definitely buy it again for the current consoles but there’s a number of other 2D brawlers I’d rank above it myself.

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#16  Edited By I_P_Daily
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@Archangel3371: Have you played Streets of Rage 4 yet?

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@i_p_daily: No. I’m not really all that big of a Streets of Rage fan myself so not really in a big rush to get it right now. It might be something I get later on if the price is right.

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@Archangel3371 said:

@i_p_daily: No. I’m not really all that big of a Streets of Rage fan myself so not really in a big rush to get it right now. It might be something I get later on if the price is right.

I understand that the best beat'em up series is not for everyone.

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@i_p_daily: Tell me about it. I wish everyone could appreciate Final Fight like I do. 😜

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@Archangel3371 said:

@i_p_daily: Tell me about it. I wish everyone could appreciate Final Fight like I do. 😜

Ah FF man, well its ok, but its no Bare Knuckle :(

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In my experience, this kind of beat 'em ups was the most fun to play with friends in an arcade. Playing alone at home isn't that fun. On the contrary, shoot'em ups are suitable for solo play.

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#22  Edited By Ezekiel43
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No wonder I never played it or even knew it was a beat 'em up... It's a Uplay exclusive. I never open the dang thing. Way to limit your sales, Ubisoft.

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@vfighter said:

The game was fun with a great look and music, but best brawler ever? Can't say I agree. Glad to see it back though, and it's a great reminder why an all digital (or streaming, sorry I just puked in my mouth some) is a horrible future.

I'm sure when I ever get to hell the only forms of gaming there will be game streaming and mobile gaming.

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@R4gn4r0k: Lol, satan will hand you a phone with candy crush on it and a Stadia.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I'm looking for a good couch coop brawler game to play and I love the SNES style of this game's graphics and music.

But was I mistaken or something, wasn't this announced for PC aswell?

Couch co-cop and PC 🀣🀣🀣

lol, casuals still think it's hard to couch co op with PCs?

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I never play Scott Pilgrim game, but I did watch the movie like years ago.

@Archangel3371 said:

@i_p_daily: No. I’m not really all that big of a Streets of Rage fan myself so not really in a big rush to get it right now. It might be something I get later on if the price is right.

I'm with Archangel, I'm not all that interest in Streets of Rage and I'll consider buying it down the road on a sale.

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@Litchie said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I'm looking for a good couch coop brawler game to play and I love the SNES style of this game's graphics and music.

But was I mistaken or something, wasn't this announced for PC aswell?

Couch co-cop and PC 🀣🀣🀣

lol, casuals still think it's hard to couch co op with PCs?

have fun sharing that swivel chair 🀣🀣🀣

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@Litchie said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I'm looking for a good couch coop brawler game to play and I love the SNES style of this game's graphics and music.

But was I mistaken or something, wasn't this announced for PC aswell?

Couch co-cop and PC 🀣🀣🀣

lol, casuals still think it's hard to couch co op with PCs?

have fun sharing that swivel chair 🀣🀣🀣

Hmm.. Trolling or just genuinely stupid? Not sure with this one..

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@nintendoboy16 said:

@SolidGame_basic: Downloading it soon. But I'm also getting the Limited Run Games physical on Switch. Been waiting to play this for years.

Which edition you gonna get? I was thinking about the Complete Edition, but maybe I'll just do Standard.

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Really enjoyed Scott Pilgrim. As long as it controls well I'll have fun with it. Double Dragons I liked, Streets of Rage 4 didn't like that one much.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@nintendoboy16 said:

@SolidGame_basic: Downloading it soon. But I'm also getting the Limited Run Games physical on Switch. Been waiting to play this for years.

Which edition you gonna get? I was thinking about the Complete Edition, but maybe I'll just do Standard.

Standard maybe. Will see how the Complete Edition looks in price.

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#32  Edited By I_P_Daily
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@davillain-: So what you're saying is that you & Angel have bad taste in video games 😎

On a serious note, Streets of Rage 4 was the gamers game of the year 2020.

Oh and never knew there was a movie of Scott Pilgram.

They should make a Streets of Rage movie, now i would watch that 😎

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@i_p_daily: Fun fact: Scott Pilgrim started off as a comic book before it got itself a video game to begin with. While both the comics & video game became popular, it got itself a movie back in 2010 and sadly, it flop due to the high budget cost $60 million and only made back $43 million and its all because of its poor marketing why the film flop. Not to mention Michael Cera lacked the swagger to pull of Scott Pilgrim! I could say more to this at the lounge if you wish, but I thought it was okayish, just forgettable.

Streets of Rage movie you say. Where's The Warrior Remake when you need it lol.

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#34  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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@i_p_daily said:

@davillain-: So what you're saying is that you & Angel have bad taste in video games 😎

On a serious note, Streets of Rage 4 was the gamers game of the year 2020.

Oh and never knew there was a movie of Scott Pilgram.

They should make a Streets of Rage movie, now i would watch that 😎

The Streets of Rage movie would just be you dressed up as Axel getting drunk somewhere

@davillain- said:

@i_p_daily: Fun fact: Scott Pilgrim started off as a comic book before it got itself a video game to begin with. While both the comics & video game became popular, it got itself a movie back in 2010 and sadly, it flop due to the high budget cost $60 million and only made back $43 million and its all because of its poor marketing why the film flop. Not to mention Michael Cera lacked the swagger to pull of Scott Pilgrim! I could say more to this at the lounge if you wish, but I thought it was okayish, just forgettable.

Streets of Rage movie you say. Where's The Warrior Remake when you need it lol.

Yea, he was still the dude from Juno lol.

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@SolidGame_basic: I haven't had a drink in like 18yrs or so, and you are the one who loves the whole dressing up stuff as you like wierd shit like Persona and the like, so stop projecting your fantasies onto me dude, its weird af.

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#36 I_P_Daily
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@davillain-: Why is it that when something flops its because of bad marketing?

I mean if something is great, word of mouth & social media are all over it.

I think marketing has little to do with it these days where everyone is on their phones and hear about EVERYTHING that goes on in the world good & bad.

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@i_p_daily: you're drunk from sparkling apple cider

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#38 VFighter
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@davillain-: What? Micheal Cera lacked "swagger"...Ummmm yeah he might but that role didn't really call for swagger. He nailed that role, hell the entire movie from start to finish was fantastic. Never realized it was a flop, I don't know anybody personally who doesn't love that movie.