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POSTED 20/1/10


SCENE IT? BRIGHT LIGHTS! BIG SCREEN!

Warner Interactive
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii)

The Scene It? range has reigned as triv supremo on the Xbox 360 for a while now, but now it’s wing-spreadin’ time.

So, the punctuation mark-littered Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! goes “SPLOT!” up against a massive wall tagged “competition” when arriving at the PS3. Yes, it’s taking on that PlayStation stalwart of all things inconsequential, another fan of exclamation marks in Buzz!.

Whilst it isn’t hosted by a grating fuzzy-felt Jason Donovan, it does have ‘The Director’, whose smarm and gags that would make your Dad cringe makes us long for old Muppet arms. But he can be turned off, leaving us with the important part, the questions.

It’s all about the flicks. Rather than just a pile of questions, Scene It? wins points for using movie clips, as well as various picture puzzles, to break up proceedings that otherwise include everything from standard questions through to anagrams and themed rounds.

If you have Buzz! buzzers they’ll work automatically, however the interface is rather clunky, with DualShock buttons pasted everywhere as well. If it can detect the buzzers, why can’t it account for it onscreen? Meanwhile, those brave enough to try DualShocks will be pushing plop uphill, with the bottom button on the controller being the one to press to answer the top question. Madness! Plus there’s no online play and questions repeat too soon, too often.

Ultimately, it’s a case of nice questions, shame about the interface. Shoehorn these posers into Buzz! and you’d have a killer movie triv game. Even with Jase.

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