Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action

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Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action
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Developer(s) Screenlife / WXP
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release November 6, 2007
Genre(s) Game show
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action is a video game adaptation of popular DVD-based party game of the same name exclusively for the Xbox 360. The game features over 1,800 questions. Downloadable content through Xbox Live was planned for the game for early 2008, but it never materialized, most likely due to the release of the sequel, Scene It? Box Office Smash. The game was introduced at E3 2007 by Microsoft and released on November 6, 2007. The game includes footage from many movies including Kramer vs. Kramer, Caveman, and Charlie's Angels.

Gameplay[edit]

Typical gameplay screenshot.

Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action is identical in gameplay to the original DVD version, but features over 20 new types of puzzle challenges, including:

  • Credit Roll: the player guesses the film based on a list of characters and actors.
  • Quotables: the player must finish a line from a famous film.
  • Child's Play: the player guesses the name of a movie based on a kid's drawing of a scene from the film.

Big Button Pad[edit]

Xbox 360 Big Button Pads with the infrared receiver

The game can be played with an Xbox 360 controller, but comes bundled with four special wireless controllers called Big Button Pads which resemble game show buzzers. Each controller has one large "buzzer" button at the top, the A, B, X, and Y buttons arranged vertically, and an Xbox Guide button.

The controllers use infrared rather than Microsoft's proprietary wireless standard, and whilst the Xbox 360 has an infrared receiver, it is not designed to interface with four devices simultaneously; therefore a sensor add-on is included and must be plugged into the 360 for the controllers to be usable.

Other games such as Uno and Wits and Wagers have added support for the Big Button Pads.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 73.56%[2]
Metacritic 73/100[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 7/10[9]
Game Informer 8.5/10[3]
GameSpot 7.5/10[5]
GameSpy 3.5/5 stars[10]
GamesRadar+ 3.5/5 stars[7]
GameZone 7/10[8]
IGN 7/10[6]
TeamXbox 7.8/10[4]

Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action received mixed to positive reviews from critics upon release. On Metacritic, the game holds a score of 73/100 based on 41 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[1] On GameRankings, the game holds a score of 73.56% based on 44 reviews.[2]

Awards[edit]

Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action was an Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences nominee for 2007 Family Game of the Year.[11]

Sequel[edit]

A sequel, Scene It? Box Office Smash was released on October 28, 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Vore, Bryan. "Friends Required". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 29 November 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (7 November 2007). "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Aaron (14 November 2007). "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Ahearn, Nate (6 November 2007). "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action Review". IGN. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Antista, Chris (9 November 2007). "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  8. ^ Hopper, Steven (12 November 2007). "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action Review - Xbox 360". GameZone. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  9. ^ Gibson, Ellie (15 November 2007). "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action". Eurogamer. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  10. ^ McGarvey, Sterling (21 November 2007). "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action". GameSpy. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  11. ^ 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

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