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I don't know if any of you have played this but it's really fun, just started playing last night and it's addicting as hell (did get to bed until 4am). I'm sure you all know the concept. Make a studio, hire actors, directors, janitors, make sets, research technology. It's a really fun game and you probably cannot get bored of it as you can actually make your own movies scene by scene. Not sure how much it is cause I got it from a friend but it's definately worth the buy if you're looking for something different.

One of the cool parts is that you start in the 1920's and there's a timeline with world events that you have to deal with. I just went through the Great Depression and Stock Market crash. So it's pretty realistic. Some of the stuff is kind of funny, so you get some humor and a good game
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I don't know if any of you have played this but it's really fun, just started playing last night and it's addicting as hell (did get to bed until 4am). I'm sure you all know the concept. Make a studio, hire actors, directors, janitors, make sets, research technology. It's a really fun game and you probably cannot get bored of it as you can actually make your own movies scene by scene. Not sure how much it is cause I got it from a friend but it's definately worth the buy if you're looking for something different.

One of the cool parts is that you start in the 1920's and there's a timeline with world events that you have to deal with. I just went through the Great Depression and Stock Market crash. So it's pretty realistic. Some of the stuff is kind of funn, so you get some humor and a good game
Do you work @ a movie studio?
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This game was really hyped up before launch, but I did not get the impression that it did as well as expected. Console versions were recently cancelled, which is not an indicator of popular success.

I've never been much of a sim-game fan myself. I loved SimGolf, but that's because I'm a golf freak to begin with. But The Sims, SimCity, etc. never did much for me. The Movies is kind of like that isn't it, a "movie studio tycoon" kind of game?
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Mmm, That seems nice!!, How much space required for that game?
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"The Movies" was one of the better tycoon games I've played. It certainly didn't use the name 'tycoon', and it's not really that crappy-made compared to some other tycoon games.
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The Movies,has been getting really good reviews. Most of them seem to mention how micro intensive it is compared to other sim games. I might try it out.
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Yeah you really need to stay on the ball with stuff, like making people practing and what not. Make your lot look better when your builders can't take care of everything. You're never sitting around doing nothing or watching a movie being made.

It's not "SIMS" based where it gets boring. New movies come out and you're alwasy waiting to see how the reviews are. Right now I'm in the Cold War Era and people want to see Sci-Fi movies, so you have people practice Sci-Fi (on the set) while the scripts being written and when it's done hopefully they'll mesh and it'll be a good movie.

Overall, I've lost a lot of my life playing it in the last 2 days
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This game was really hyped up before launch, but I did not get the impression that it did as well as expected. Console versions were recently cancelled, which is not an indicator of popular success.

I've never been much of a sim-game fan myself. I loved SimGolf, but that's because I'm a golf freak to begin with. But The Sims, SimCity, etc. never did much for me. The Movies is kind of like that isn't it, a "movie studio tycoon" kind of game?

Low consumer response doesn't mean it isn't a good game. A lot of great games didn't sell as expected, like the best driving sim game ever for pc GTR FIA Racing. Hardly anyone bought it but it is still one of the best racing games ever. Oh yeah the trackmanias are great too but no one bought those either.
     
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what kinds of movies can you make though ? horror ? sci-fi ? porn ?
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post #10 of 14
all kind of movies if i got it right ?
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