Conviction's DLC maps are fantastic, better than the main campaign's maps, I think. But you want to dick around in the Deniable Ops solo modes for a bit to make sure that stuff is up your alley.
I want to like Zeit2 but I cannot manage to buy it because of the DRM on the PC version.
Spelunky bores me. Yes, it's hard, but it certainly isn't fun.
Considering there have been no good beat em ups this generation, that's not much of an accomplishment.
Sure, the art is nice and purdy, but everything else about Scott Pilgrim is inferior to the 1990s beat em up classics.
I'll grant the genre has been pretty much non-existant this generation. Castle Crashers was pretty fun too. Other than those I can't really think of a good one in a while.
I have to disagree about SP's quality. The art is great, but so is the sound-music and effects. Plus the gameplay is about as fun as it gets for a beat-em up. Loved finding the hidden unlockables and the weapons were more than novel. The Heart Sword is a game-changer if you've never used it. Plus the boss fights were varied and fresh. The continued lack of online play is a tragedy and it really is far too late to make a difference but would be nice to see when it does finally happen. I still need to do the Knives DLC to retake my 100%.
I'd like to know what beat-em-ups you played that were substantially better than Scott Pilgrim, and why...
Scott Pilgrim, Castle Crashers, and Double Dragon Neon are all quality titles.
Anyone on the fence about Splinter Cell: Conviction should pick it up. It's a great combination of stealth and 3rd person shooting/action. Lots of ways to approach situations, all of which are fun. Co-op and versus modes are also great.
DAMN EVERY ONE OF YOU PHILISTINES. Have NONE of you played Shank 2?! Streets of Rage Remake?! Double Dragon Iphone?! And that's just THIS year. I hope you all choke. You're just as bad as the people who think adventure games died after Grim Fandango and none at all were released until Telltale started Sam and Max.
I will agree that Scott Pilgrim and Castle Crashers are a far cry from great. They are decent but nobody is going to remember them down the line. Double Dragon Neon was dumb fun but I still think it is weak compared against every DD on the SNES and later.