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Movie Studios Party (Wii)
Member Name: mickr
Movie Studios Party (Wii)
Advantages: Can find it for a reasonable price
Disadvantages: Repeated mini games, not a lot of choice
Movie Studios Party
Having just spent a lot on a Wii console, we were on the lookout for some reasonably priced games which is difficult on the Wii. We went into Games Workshop where they have a selection of reused Wii games and found this 'Movie Studios Party' for £1.98. On hindsight, I am glad that we only paid that amount as if I had paid more I would have been very disappointed. Is this a case of you get what you pay for perhaps?
The game is recommended for the age of seven plus.
When starting the game you start off with fewer options as you need to play other games to unlock such options as further games and tournament mode. To be honest, this is not hard to do. All you need to do is play the games once and something new is opened. As well as the above mentioned, you also unlock new character avatars to play with, each of which are based on a character from the movie. Unfortunately, you are not able to play your own Mii from your console. You start off with six characters to chose from and unlock a further two more which does not give you much room for choice.
There are five movie genres to choose from, each with four games within. Every game is locked in each genre apart from the first, though to open the next two in each one, all you have to do is play the games in front, and you do not even need to score a certain amount! This is great for children, though it is a little boring for adults who want something to work towards. The last game in each genre can be unlocked when all games across the genres are played.
The games themselves are so-so. There are a few interesting ones, though many are repeated just in a different genre. They are all in a mini-game style and can be played with the Wii remote alone. Such games include moving the remote to match a dance pattern, running away from things, taking photos of ghosts and gems etc and a few more. In my opinion, they really could have been more inventive with the games. After you have played most of them once, you have no desire to play again.
My little one really likes playing the games, though compared to other games, she spends less time on this. As a game for adults and older children, I would not recommend it as there really isn't anything to challenge you and not enough substance to what it does offer.
Summary: Children may like it though not for adults