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You're in the Movies review

Goofy fun, at least for a little while


  • Brilliant core idea
  • Amusing B-Movie replays
  • Good for party play


  • Takes too long to set up
  • Unbalanced scoring system
  • Won't amuse for long

The basic idea of this Live Vision game is brilliant %26ndash; set up a camera, play some EyeToy-style minigames that require different movements and chuck in some silly expressions and faces. Then, once the round is over, sit back and watch You%26rsquo;re in the Movies play back your actions in a series of B-Movie style film trailers.

It works too %26ndash; and it%26rsquo;s a brilliant bit of fun for an hour or two. There are downsides however. It can take a little while to set up and, unless you film yourself perfectly, it all comes out a bit glitchy. And as an actual %26lsquo;game%26rsquo;, some elements are a little broken, like an unbalanced scoring system that makes winning and losing arbitrary.

The sort of thing you%26rsquo;ll bring out once in a while when mates are round. No harm in that %26ndash; even if as a game it doesn%26rsquo;t really work.

Jan 2, 2009

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionUsing the Xbox LIVE Vision camera, you and your friends film goofy videos of yourselves that are then placed in a silly trailer. Fun while it lasts, only it lasts a very short time.
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating
Release date:17 November 2008 (US), 21 November 2008 (UK)
Available platforms:Xbox 360
Genre:Other Games/Compilations
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