Summary: I empathize with the game developers. Trying to make a game about making good movies was a tough challenge because "good" is subjective. One person's Gone With The Wind is another person's Mars Needs Moms. Still, one can establish some general concepts, such as the quality ranking of actors from one to five stars, which serve well enough for gaming purposes.
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: Around middle 2007, I became interested in film as a serious branch of art for people to display their aptitude for emotion, people direction, writing, and decor and compositionary designing. Otherwise known as acting, directing, screenwriting, art directing, and shooting a movie. Since then, my enthusiasm has grown exponentially. Eventually, it would make sense that not only would someone have enthusiasm for viewing an art form, but making it as well.
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.
This Game Does Have Potential, But It Isn't The Best
M. Hill, Amazon
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.
Summary: Back in the early 90's Disney released an obscure little gem of a game called "Stunt Island". The point of that game was to become a movie director on a fictitious "stunt" island off the coast of California and make movies of intense stunts. After shooting the primary footage you would then dissect the film in editing and eventually add special effects and music to make your film more complete.
Summary: I enjoyed the game overall, however, the "movie-making" feature of the game which I was most excited about ending up being the most disappointing part. However, controlling the studio is fun, developing characters reminds me of my Sims days, and overall this game is good as long as you've got the time and the patience to develop your studio.
Summary: This is a fantastic idea really. You own a studio you produce movies you create stars you even uploading them the in the net so you can get critics on them. Do you want more? Ok here it comes with the virtual money you earn from the game you can go to the site [...] and buy clothes to dress your stars or as i read somewhere pretty soon you will be able to buy furniture or jewelry and other stuff for your movies. Sounds good uh?
Summary: Create your own movie studio. The idea sounds really nice...until you purchase this game. I had my thrill of playing it nonstop for about a week before finally tossing it to the side to let it collect dust with many of the other crappy simulation games that I've purchased over time. The graphics are decent, but the characters are ugly as sin. They all look exactly alike and that's not good with the men looking just like the women.
Summary: The movies is one of those games, much like "Fable" and "Black and White", that garnered so much attention before their release that the hype easily outdwarfed the result. The premise to The Movies is terrific fun, and on many fronts, the game delivers. The downside is that it's not as innovative as promised, is full of glitches and suffers from a poor interface. The GOOD: Great sim-type game, crossed with a "tycoon"-type game.