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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Review - TVG

Conventional wisdom when reviewing games is that official licenses and tie-ins shouldn't really affect the final score - gameplay is the most important factor by a country mile; licenses are merely icing on the cake. In the case of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game though, gameplay and the official license to Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels seem so inextricably linked together into a complex ball of loveliness that it's nigh-on impossible to prise them apart. Strip away the license and the game could be perceived as little more than a by-the-numbers retake of side-scrolling beat 'em ups from the 8-bit days - take the license into consideration and it becomes an almost tear-jerkingly good homage to the foundry of modern gaming.

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