Critic & User Reviews
One important thing gamefly has wrong.
posted by MikeR44 (WADSWORTH, OH) Jan 5, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
47 out of 47 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Box Office Smash!
posted by chriss251 (WESTFIELD, IN) Apr 24, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
-Lots of puzzle variaties including crossword puzzles, 8-bit animation puzzles, credit roll, and movie clips.
-Great replay value
-Scoring is a little unfair with the losing player always getting more bonuses than the player who actually answers more questions right.
posted by MellisaRae (DEBARY, FL) May 10, 2009
Member since May 2009
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Really Fun For What It Is
posted by BruceF (BENTONVILLE, AR) Jun 5, 2009
Member since Nov 2007
5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful
A good game.
posted by Stephanie5 (KLAMATH FALLS, OR) Jun 11, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
What do you want... it's a Scene It game
posted by Verbalkint (BENSALEM, PA) Nov 25, 2008
Member since Oct 2008
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
If your at all good at movie trivia, you should enjoy this game. If you host a lot of parties and can get others to play, you should enjoy this game. If your still watching your movies in black and white with a guy on an organ playing at the front of the stage while the dialogue flashes by on cards, then you might not enjoy this game.
Another plus, if you are good at movie trivia, this game will net you a nice, easy boost to your gamer score.
This has got to be the shortest review I've ever written. But that's pretty easy when I game just is what it is and nothing more.
Great concept, but too repetitive
posted by tvdavis (RENO, NV) Nov 28, 2008
Member since Dec 2003
4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I played the game on Thanksgiving with two friends, and I had an advantage because I had seen many of the clips & answers before. I hope there will be some kind of downloadable upgrade to the game soon, where they change the algorithm they use to rotate the clips. Until then, not much replay value at all.
Lights, Camera, Addicted.
posted by DrGorillaNuts (MONROEVILLE, PA) Oct 11, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
Allow me to start off by saying the whole Scene It? series for the Xbox is pure fun. For the somewhat "limited" amount of movie clips or references, the questions are plentiful. You may play back to back games and get the same movie clip, thinking "wonderful, we literally just saw this", and alas the questions are a completely different set. Nothing beats seeing that friend with the sharp memory rush to buzz in and get stumped when the questions change.
The game modes seem fresh too each time you play them. You'll frequent the same cute scenario with the cartoony graphics, but it just does not seem to get old. The genres and eras are vast as well. Knowing comedies from the 90's won't cut it here. It all adds up to the anticipated "Final Cut", where the points can seriously accumulate and take you from third to first if you know your movies.
The game gives you the opportunity to add avatars in, which is just a nice little gift. Although their involvement isn't incredibly immense, just seeing your little guy or gal happy to win a round is satisfying enough to justify throwing them in.
Hands down the highlight of the series is the four player mode. While the solo games are fun for a little while, you can't help but look around to see who is impressed at your movie knowledge, only to find the lamp, chair, and couch totally unamused. Don't be surprised if the casual to non-gamers become addicted either. Scene It? does is right - the game focuses on keeping it simple and group interaction, and that's exactly why it's fun. There were nights where friends and I would go out to the bar, and all rushed back to fire up the game. You know you've got a winner when even the girls would rush their last cranberry vodka to go play.
Puzzles repeat too often
posted by jefsct (PORTLAND, OR) Jun 16, 2011
Member since May 2011
posted by 360Family (BRONX, NY) Apr 23, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
Game is GREAT for the family
posted by Horabuena (PHOENIX, AZ) Oct 27, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
1. One of the best parts about this is that you can make a game night out of it.
2. You never know who will win! it really depends on the movies they show and your knowledge of those movies.
3. You can play by yourself or with up to 3 other ppl.
4. The voice over guy is entertaining.
5. Avatars will have different emotions depending on how your doing in the game and they are actually pretty close to how most ppl act.
6. Many different types of games and wide range of subjects!
1. The Point System is a bit wacky such as they will award you points for getting the most wrong in a particular round.
2. They should have added more of the Movie clips into the game.
3. If you play about 6 or 7 games you will start to see many of the same questions repeating
I gave this game a 9!! It is fun for everyone in the family
posted by SirMacalot (CARROLLTON, TX) Aug 30, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
CONS: absolutely boring for single player, graphics are from the original xbox era, it's more fun if you actually have the special buzz-in controllers, which don't come with this rental
posted by brisdad08 (OPELIKA, AL) Aug 15, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
posted by Doherty123 (PRINCETON, MA) Aug 2, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
posted by cindy5963 (TOMBALL, TX) Jul 25, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
U DO NOT NEED TO HAVE THE BIG BUTTON CONTROLLER
posted by Dillz85 (CHICAGO, IL) May 3, 2009
Member since Aug 2008
B.O.S = Box of fun
posted by MrLupin (EL CAJON, CA) Apr 18, 2009
Member since Mar 2008
Great Trivia Game
posted by tang007 (SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN) Apr 1, 2009
Member since Nov 2005
Good amount of questions, although you will find the occasional set you've seen before. Its especially fun with a few other people.
Also, its VERY easy to get boost your gamescore with this, after a few hours of playing aimlessly you'll accrue nearly 1000 points.
Better than the first
posted by Zerostein (BONAIRE, GA) Feb 7, 2009
Member since Jan 2007
Good for what it is
posted by StrngBrew (RED BANK, NJ) Jan 30, 2009
Member since Jul 2007
Plus you can get lots of cheap achievements...
1000 pt game
posted by owtkast (HYATTSVILLE, MD) Jan 26, 2009
Member since Aug 2006
posted by ruland (RENSSELAER, NY) Jan 24, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
Some of the mini games seem to be more luck than cognitive skill boiling down to whether you've encountered the question or puzzle before but this is a minor set back. Also it doesn't hurt to be a little older when playing cause some of the movies go waaaay back. Im 30 and there were some that I just had no clue about. But as I said before you can just memorize the answer and get it next time it comes around.
For those achievement piggys out there this isn't a bad rental either. You can scarf and easy 500-600 points of it just by repeat playing. My friend had little trouble getting to 1000 but he's a movie master. As with most people the hardest questions involve answering correctly based on film credits.
In summary a good game definitely worth a rental even if your slightly interested. You can still play it even if you don't have the fancy controller advertised just be familiar with button placement as speed is essential to a high score.
Entertaining but not worth purchasing.
posted by PRINC3SS (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Jan 23, 2009
Member since Aug 2008
THE BAD: Limited options to enhance your game play. Solo mode is a no-no.
THE VERDICT: Rent it if you're curious about it or want to enjoy a good time with friends. If not, don't bother. Even if you're a fan of movies this game will run its course after a few plays.
Scene it! BOS is best played with a group of people. Whether those people are on your couch or via LIVE makes no difference. The more people involved in this game is definitely a plus. Solo mode is no different than the Short or Long games. You are just by yourself.
Players may find the mini-games enjoyable but after playing through it a few times may notice that some games appear more than others. The "Movie Clip" mini-game appears in every round and though it is enjoyable, sometimes seeing the same clip without the ability to skip it can prove disheartening-- even if you get different questions. Some mini-games are just not as entertaining as others and SI! BOS does not offer an option to customize the games you play.
Scene it! BOS is definitely a fun game, but its flair will die down the more times you play through it.
First not always the best...
posted by BN22387 (FINLEYVILLE, PA) Jan 11, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
The main downside to this game [and series, for that matter] is that the achievements are ridiculously easy. I just got the game yesterday, started playing today, and I already have 35 out of 50 achievements. Other than that small downside, this game is pretty much perfect.
posted by SergeantPope (CHARLESTON, IL) Jan 5, 2009
Member since Apr 2007