Summary: First off, let me say this. This game is not new at all. If you have a new computer, the auto-run feature won't work. Instead you are going to have to install it manually. Now, about the game. Game play is similar to the sims or Cruise Tycoon. You create or choose an actor, make a script, and shoot the movie. It says you can create your own movies. Well, not exactly. You choose a pre-made backdrop, choose the year, and write the script.
Summary: I really love the Tycoon-style games, and was hoping this one of that type. While it is amusing, it does not require nearly the strategy and brain power I was expecting. You can make "movies" within the game, but are so limited by the available scenes that the movies are jarring and odd. The management aspect of the game is lacking as well, since after a while you are just doing the same things over and over again -- it got repetitive and boring.
Summary: I am a huge fan of sandbox games like rollercoaster tycoon etc... This game is very very fun in the begining of play, but as your park gets bigger and bigger it seems like a cluster of things that don't really work well together and it starts feeling like you see the same movie over and over again(unless you make them all yourself, which is hard and annoying in some ways).
Summary: You will WANT to like this game but I don't know about any of the rest of you I found a number of things very frustrating 1. The tutorial is a waste of time and you have to find out a lot stuff on your own and I don't have the patience. For instance you are given the ability to add sound to your movies and then no instruction on how to make them appropriate for the context of the film.
Summary: I won't comment on the game's mechanics or details. You know it by now. It's movie studio simulation game and it does what it does fairly well. My problem is with the vast difference in price between the Mac version (45) and the PC version (20). Why am I being asked to pay more than twice as much for the same game on a different operating system? Because of this, I don't recommend buying the Mac version. Buy the Windows version and run it in Boot Camp, instead.
Summary: I spent around 70 hours playing this game. In the end I never got a movie deal. Never got famous. And never met Penelope Cruise. My job, my home, my dog, my ego all have left me. Now I have to play WOW just to have fun wasting my time. No but really, decent game if you love Sims but it's addicting and sometimes VERY annoying especially when you can't finish you $10,000,000 blockbuster because your maintenance guys are no where to be found.
Oh so close to being in the same company of Civilization 4
Mike "Movie Buff", Amazon
20 October 2007
Summary: I waited years for this game to be released. I first came upon it in a computer magazine. It wa sin development for at least 2 years. The previews looked fantastic. So much to do, but the greatest part of this game was going to be making movies, editing, and watching your possible masterpiece. Sadly, it was hyped as the most anticipated game but it didn't live up to the hype. The graphics weren't bad.
Summary: It's like The Sims, yet not. It didn't hold my attention like The Sims games do. Not knowing how to do certain things, not knowing which people have which skills (and from a distance, it's hard to tell who's who), not knowing who should go where and when, and them needing stuff while I'm trying to build something without knowing all the necessities for that type of building... well, it just left me want an update and more info and help.
Summary: this game is a cute way to waste some time, but is not very challenging. i've read reviews that said that the real meat of the game is creating your own movies, but i found this to be a tiresome process, as you need to change costumes, etc. for each scene (there's no way to default to a specific costume for a character, etc.) dressing the sets, etc. is a similarly tiresome point-and-click process of scrolling through available props.
This Game Does Have Potential, But It Isn't The Best
15 December 2006
Summary: The game fun after the two weeks though you find out how limited you are. When you buy this game you want to make movies but you don't make the scenes the game does. It it hard to make a decent movie. The fun part is running the studio.