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All The Fun of The Pictures!
on 18 November 2005
I can't get enough of this game - "The Movies" is a truly excellent game. The premise is very simple - you build up your own film studio from scratch. Hire and Fire the staff, Make the Stars and Shoot the Movies! A great aspect of the game is how it moves through the ages. You begin the game at the dawn of the movie industry with only one set, a tiny crew and a handful of stars - the films are silent movies and in black and white. As the years go by, technology improves and so do your movies. This is a really great feature because you see how movies developed over the years, and the game is actually very accurate at showing a sort of history of cinema. You have problems to deal with - like stars getting addicted to alchohol (Sending them to Rehab is VERY funny.
A smoothly run studio lot produces better films - keepn the crews, stars and directors moods high and they produce better work to make a better movie, which will in turn make more money. There is even an Award Cermony that takes place with the best studio's awarded for thier good work. The graphics in the game are amazing - really bright, colourful and vivid and watching back the movies your studio made is always alot of fun. The game isn't a system hog either - it will run well and some of the more modest styems out there. I play on an Intel Celeron 2.8GHZ with 1.25GB RAM and a GeForce 6600GT - the game runs at a perfect 60fps most of the time with drops in speed only a couple times.
This is a really great, fun game with so much to offer. You can even make your own films with the powerful Movie Maker, without worrying about running a studio. Movies you make can be uploaded to the website and shared with others. "The Movies" is a totally slick product from Lionhead, and if you love to watch films or just want a great new Business Sim, you'll find it in "The Movies".