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  • Summary: Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action brings friends and family together for a casual movie trivia game that everyone can play and enjoy. Using the simple and intuitive Big Button Pad, challenge your friends to see whose movie knowledge reigns supreme, with real content from your favorite movies and actors. New puzzle challenges: The Xbox 360 game includes more than 1,800 questions not seen before in any otherScene It? game. It features five new types of puzzle challenge that are sure to keep you guessing all night long. Enjoy "Credit Roll," where you guess the film based on the list of characters and actors, "Child’s Play," where you guess the name of the film based on a child's drawing of a film scene, and "Quotables," where you are challenged to finish a famous line from a featured film. In addition, all 21 puzzle types have been designed to provide the ultimate multiplayer experience on Xbox 360. Big Button Pad: Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action is shipped with four new wireless Big Button Pads, so each player has his or her own buzzer. Making games such as Scene It? more approachable for all types of players, the Big Button Pad takes its inspiration from the game show buzzers of yesteryear but uses the latest infrared technology to minimize the chances of an argument over who answered first. Hi-def visuals: The game offers a wide assortment of movie clips in HD format, as well as hundreds of stills and audio clips from your favorite films. Minimal repeats: The Xbox 360 version keeps track of questions that have already been asked and minimizes repeats so you rarely get the same question twice. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. There are so many clips and questions packed into this game that you’ll likely still be having fun long after your first game. The game also saves which questions each player has seen, making it much more difficult for a repeat question until well after seeing the majority.
  2. If you’re a fan of movie trivia, the original Scene It? board game then Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action is must have.
  3. Unless they patch the game to allow for Live play against others or release downloadable questions to add on, Scene It may be a fantastic party game with a short shelf life. As it stands, if you are planning to have friends and family over for the holidays, Scene It and Rock Band make up fantastic family fun that rivals anything going on the Wii.
  4. A decent "Buzz!"-rival for the Xbox 360, but don't expect any thrills or frills. [Christmas 2007, p.83]
  5. OK we admit, Scene It? Lights Camera Action isn't the car wreck of a title that we thought it would be, but it has more to prove if it's going to challenge its stylish rival on PlayStation. Hopefully this debut instalment will be quickly followed with a regular stream of downloadable content over Xbox Live, ensuring that the often-repeated 'non-repeatable' questions don't get too stale.
  6. It has a nice mix of shiny and dusty, making it relevant for players of all ages, and with 21 different puzzles there's some depth to dive.
  7. All in all, you cannot go wrong with a quality title like this that brings gamers and non-gamers together in a battle of trivia knowledge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Andyman
    Feb 3, 2008
    10
    This is a perfect 10 for movie buffs... for everyone else, it's an 8. Few trivia games have ever gone to the lengths this game does to keep things fresh, and the fact that it comes with 4 controllers means that everyone can play, right away. The fact that downloadable content is on the way is a big plus... this game could easily last for years. Collapse
  2. EricH.
    Nov 13, 2007
    10
    If you love Sceneit then you will love it on 360, the only thing that could make this better is downloadable add ons.
  3. JohnK.
    Dec 26, 2007
    10
    This is a great party game! Tons of fun for anyone that is a teenager on up (it is a bit tough for younger kids because they will not know most of the movies). This is better than any prior version of Scene It because the 360's hard drive eliminates duplicate questions. If you like movies, this is a great game to play with your friends and family! However, it is so much fun that we will probably play through all the questions in not too long, so I really hope that they issue some downloadable extra content through X-Box Live! (You hear that Microsoft-- I will be willing to buy a download for this game, so get to work!) Expand
  4. DustinG.
    Nov 18, 2007
    8
    Very fun if you have some friends who enjoy movies as much as you do. If they continue to support Scene It with downloadable content and full retail expansion discs, I will enjoy this game for years. If they do not support it, I will be horribly disappointed. Expand
  5. AndyM.
    Dec 3, 2007
    8
    Excellent multiplayer game with the benefit of future downloadable question packs from Live Marketplace. The only negative for me is that if you haven't seen some of the films, you'll struggle, although having said that, the questions aren't always related to the rest of the movie, they can be observational too. Expand
  6. PaulS.
    Nov 20, 2007
    8
    FUN GAME for when you have friends or family over.
  7. DamianK.
    Dec 27, 2007
    5
    Decent enough trivia game IF players have extensive film knowledge. I took this game to my parents' house on Xmas day, and both they and my 18 yr old brother struggled due to the relative obscurity of some of the films and the difficulty of the questions. They did not particularly enjoy the game, as they could not answer many questions. If a trivia game is going to specialise in one genre, the questions should not be so specific as to alienate those without huge knowledge in that genre. That said, for film buffs this is a good game. Expand

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