Ever since the gaming industry became a reckoning force in the world, the film industry has collaborated extensively with it. Movie adaptions of video games have been a big part of this business and have got better over time. However, one thing this partnership doesn’t do much now is tie-in games based on movies, like 2004’s Spider-Man 2.
One great game to come out of this niche of gaming was Scott Pilgrim vs The World. A side-scrolling beat ’em up based on the 2010 movie, the game garnered a niche following before being de-listed. The re-release of the title happened in 2021 and the game is finally arriving on Steam, but without features like controller support.
- Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game’s Steam edition has no controller support.
- The edition also uses DRM, which fans do not like.
- It also requires Ubisoft Connect and has no achievements, resulting in fans calling this port a cash grab.
A user on the NeoGaf gaming forum took note of these missing features. Scott Pilgrim vs The World came out on Steam on January 5th, 2023, more than 12 years after the original. However, this release isn’t up to the fans’ standards as it is missing some features.
The Steam version of the beat ’em up has no controller support as the headline states. For players who are more comfortable playing on controllers, this is bad news. Accessibility is an essential factor in the gaming world right now, so something like this is disappointing.
In addition, Scott Pilgrim vs The World has no achievements on Steam. According to True Achievements, the game has 19 trophies in the Complete Edition re-release on Xbox One worth a Gamerscore of 1000. On PlayStation 4, this number is 20 due to an additional completionist trophy for the Complete Edition, which includes the DLC.
So, seeing no trophies on the Steam release is a bummer for the fans who have waited for so long. Players blame Ubisoft for this kind of release due to their previous deal with Epic Games. You see when the re-release of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: Complete Edition happened, it only came out on Epic Games and Uplay on PC.
The reason for this was the deal Ubisoft had in place with the store, which is now no more. As a result, we are seeing Ubisoft titles like Scott Pilgrim vs The World on Steam. But, fans are not happy with the features and are calling it a cash grab.
One reason for this is that the game uses the Denuvo Anti-tamper 3rd-party DRM. If you know anything about PC gaming, you will know how much players hate it. The reason for that is if the Denuvo stops working for some reason, all the software using it stops working.
Hence, it breaks games more often than not and has a bad rep in the community. Add the Ubisoft Connect requirement to all this, and you will understand why fans dislike this port. The company is already in the bad books of gamers and this Steam release has just solidified its reputation.
Releasing a beat ’em up without a controller was certainly a bad choice from Ubisoft. Scott Pilgrim vs The World originally got delisted in 2014 following licensing issues. The company did revive the game on the movie’s 10th anniversary, but it seems like this port hasn’t been a success.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game-Complete Edition is currently available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Stadia, PlayStation 4, and Windows. You can buy the game on Steam right now for the bargain price of just $3.63. But hopefully, you know how to fight using a keyboard.
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