First off, I must say I'm not a big sim fan. I played Simcity 4 and the Sims, but overall I'm more of an action and FPS gamer. But this game is amazing. As many have already stated, there are really two different parts to this game. The first is the Tycoon-ish (for lack of a better word) simulation part of the game. This in and of itself is fascinating. The tutorial was well planned and executed, and allowed me to easily jump into the basic details. Once I started the real game, I began creating my own studio from scratch. This was a very fun experience, deciding where to place the buildings, what kinds of sets to build, etc........It goes much deeper than just placing buildings though. You can create stars or take them away, create crew members, make your director, decide who's going to be janitors or builders, give your stars makeovers, and make them do alot of things like the Sims series. Working out, taking baths, relaxing, eating, and so on are all represented, but not to the point of frustration. I have already created several movies during the "sim" part of the game. I believe the game gives you more control of filming a movie during sim mode than the original review by gamespot indicates. You can adjust the actors emotions during filming. Granted, this is not the full control you have during sandbox mode, but it is worth noting. In fact, I have been so wrapped up with just the sim portion of the game, I haven't even messed with the sandbox mode. Judging by what others have said about sandbox mode I can't wait to get started creating my own masterpieces from scratch. If you are debating about getting this game or not, then don't hesitate any longer. I definitely believe it lives up to all the expectations it had. If you enjoy playing a truly great game, then you'll love The Movies.
Alright I will make this brief and to the point! The game is awesome. Graphics There decent. Nothing like F.E.A.R, but maybe just shy above The Sims 2!! Sound The audio is what you make it. Yeah you can im... Read Full Review
The Movies has a very interesting concept that may appeal to many, but does it actually deliver? Does it make it possible for us to make movies or is it just a gimmick of sorts? I guess it all depends on what kind of mov... Read Full Review