You’ll Dig This ‘Scene’

sceneit360With the success of traditional games like Uno, Backgammon and Poker on the X-Box Live Arcade the past few years, it was only a matter of time until a game like Scene It? made its way to the 360. Packed with over 1,800 movie, music and pop-culture questions and four wireless controllers, the game is definitely a bargain and is arguably the best party game on the system.

Anyone that’s ever played the original DVD-based board game knows how fun Scene It? is, especially with a few friends. Now, the same great game is available on your X-Box 360, but with a few tweaks this time around that makes it much more enjoyable.

For example, the original game had a habit of repeating questions after a few plays and as a result, made the game feel repetitive and stale. Not the case in Scene It? for the 360. After every round, the computer saves the questions used, so you won’t see them again until every other question available has been used. With over 1,800 questions, it’ll take a long time before the game gets old.

Also helping the game are the wireless controllers that come prepackaged. Allowing up to four people to play, these controllers make the gamer feel like their on a game show, rather than on a couch in front of the TV. They are also extremely comfortable and are easy to use, making the game accessible for anyone in the mood to have a good time.

Speaking of having a good time, the game has a variety of modes that will make sure every gamer enjoys playing. Depending on how long you want to play, the game offers a shorter, three round mode, which takes about a half hour to complete and a longer five round mode that could take up to an hour and a half, depending on how many people are playing. While some may argue that there could have been more gameplay modes, more importantly, an online one, no one will be getting bored through their first dozen or so plays with the game. Gameplay like that isn’t found often in many party games.

However, the greatest part of Scene It? are the questions. Ranging on topics like the silent movie era to new movies like 300 and The Simpson’s, this game will appeal to your pop culture aficionado as much as it will your teenage sister. That kind of versatility just isn’t present on a system like the 360, which caters more to hardcore gamers.

With this kind of depth, it’s easy to see why Scene It? is such a breath of fresh air on the 360. Movie-goers will fall head over heels for it, making it a must own for them and anyone else looking for a great party game or something different to play.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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