Scene It? Twilight Edition

Common Sense Media says

Trivia game for the vampire-obsessed; includes film clips.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

There are no real messages put out by the Scene It? game itself, but the messages kids could take from the Twilight scenes are mostly negative -- teenagers fighting, making suggestive comments, biting each other, etc.

Positive role models

Whether or not there's more to them in the stories, the Twilight characters, as presented here, in out-of-context clips, come across as violent, lascivious, sarcastic.

Ease of play

How well you can do at this game depends entirely on how obsessed you are with Twilight. The questions revolve around the most minute of details. Actual game controls, however, are easy enough for anyone to handle.

Violence

In clips from the Twilight movie, we see vampires beating on both humans and other vampires, as well as destroying walls, floors, and furniture. In one particularly graphic scene, a vampire bites a girl on the wrist, leaving a horrible bloody wound, then gets into a fight with another vampire, which ends with one of the vampires seeming to bite a hunk of flesh from the other. Some of the trivia questions also reference violent acts, such as one character who must be ripped to pieces and burned.

Sex

Scenes from the Twilight movie show characters flirting and being intimate, but nothing graphic. Some of the dialogue is more suggestive, including a mind-reading vampire claiming to know that other characters are thinking about sex, one clip that contains a verbal reference to the size of a teenage girl's "boobs."

Language

Aside from the aforementioned use of "boobs," not much to worry about.

Consumerism

In addition to its obvious connection to the Twilight saga movies and books, the game package advertises a "Twilight Exclusive Offer Inside!" Kids will find they need to log onto publisher Konami's website in order to fill out a form to receive their free "Twilight lenticular" (which is a picture in which the image appears to change or move).

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Characters are seen holding, but not drinking bottles of beer in one clip. In one piece of dialogue, a character refers to a girl as his "own personal brand of heroin."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this video trivia game exists specifically for megafans of the movie Twilight and the books upon which the film was based. Film clips used in the game sometimes show violent or suggestive behavior, but if your child wants to play this game, he or she is already a consumer of Twilight media and you've already dealt with any of those potentially problematic issues when your kid read the book and watched the movie. If your children are not Twilight fans, pass this one by.

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What's it about?

SCENE IT? TWILIGHT is a trivia game with questions based around the extremely popular teen vampire movie, Twilight. The game uses clips from the film (though not from its currently-in-theaters sequel) to illustrate questions, as well as still photos, character portraits, and sketches. Players buzz in, game-show style, to answer questions. Questions are extremely specific and may not direclty relate to the clips that are shown (e.g., a conversation between characters may be shown, followed by a question about where those characters first met -- in a previous, unshown scene).

Is it any good?

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Whether or not you think Scene It? Twilight is any good is going to depend on how rabid of a Twilight fan you are. The Twilight saga is the kind of media franchise that has fans obsessed with the most minute details of the story. They know the names of every minor supporting characters; they remember what dress Bella wore to the prom; they can recite dialogue. So Twilight lends itself perfectly to this kind of trivia game treatment. If you're not a Twilight fan, or even if you're just a casual Twilight fan (do those exist?), you're likely to roll your eyes at the type of information the game expects you to know. But if that's the case, then this game is also not meant for you. From the mist-colored background to the seductive male host-voice that calls players by the names of Twilight characters, this game knows exactly who its audience is—and those people will love it.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about media obsessions. Whether it's Star Wars, Harry Potter, Twilight, or any other franchise, fans can become consumed by the intricate details of these fictional universes? In what ways is this a fun way to get more enjoyment from a movie or book? When can it go too far and become problematic?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Konami
Release date:November 24, 2009
Genre:Party
Topics:Magic and fantasy
ESRB rating:T for Drug Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence (Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii)

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Parent of a 5 and 7 year old Written bylisam358 January 18, 2010
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Definitely a game for Twilight fans - but you might be better off renting first and trying it

At the beginning of the Twilight craze I thought not much of it -that was until on a Saturday afternoon my 5 year old son was bored and we decided to rent a movie and he picked Twilight.. I ended up watching it with him and by the end was hooked, wanting to know what happened next. Needless to say that day I purchased all 4 of the books and read them all cover to cover within 2 days. I then found myself watching the movie again and this time it piqued my 7 year old daughters interest. Well from that moment on my daughter and I have become Twilight fans.

Twilight Scene It for Wii was at the top of my daughters want list for Christmas and lo and behold Santa came through. As soon as all the presents were opened she immediately wanted to play the game, so we popped it in and set it up for a two player game.

At first the controls were a bit confusing as to how to answer the questions; I think that it should have been set up where you could point to the answer with your remote and click a button to lock in your choice, though it only took me a few seconds to figure it out and about two minutes later she took to it. At the beginning we had high expectations and were having a good time, but in no time she became very frustrated because she did not know hardly any of the answers to the questions, whereas I had watched the movie quite a few times ( and yes I am too embarrassed to admit to exactly how many - but let’s just say a lot and at times I would listen to it in the background while working or cleaning as well) so I was able to answer all of the questions with ease - not getting a single question wrong and always scoring the highest for each. It didn't take long for her to become extremely frustrated because mom was kicking her butt.

She has subsequently played with her friends (Twilight fans on the same level as herself) and I while watching them play I found that had a real hard time and were unable to answer the questions, which manifested into frustration, followed by boredom and moved on to another game. Since then I have not seen her play the game again. I decided to give it another try on my own, with no kids present, but after playing through the longest round (I believe it was 30 questions) I found I had lost my interest as well, because it became repetitive and not challenging.

I rated it for 14+ - but it seems that age isn’t the easiest way to rate this game; it should be rated by how big a Twilight fan you are, how many times you have seen the movie or have read the books. The more "obsessed" you are with the movie/books, the more challenging and fun the game could be (as you would know the answers for many if not all of the questions). But for the younger gamer/child who just went and saw the movie and then move on waiting for the next movie to be released, this game might be just too much for them and become more frustrating and fun.

Whether you are a Twilight expert or a novice, the game does get old quick. It is not the type of game that can be played often, as once you go through all of the questions there is nowhere else to go. I see it more as a game to rent, have fun, and return it and move on. I think that if they structured the game with the choice of different levels – novice through expert, and structured questions under each category to fit the knowledge level it might have had a wider appeal. I also think that if they had added some sort of capacity to download new questions/clips or to make it more interactive it would have vastly improve the gaming experience as a whole.

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Kid, 12 years old Written bykharleen November 26, 2009
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hi!!!!!!!!! all

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byilovekristenstewart July 23, 2010
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twilight-GOTTA LOVE IT!!!

i LOVED this game!!! i play it all the time!!! but, i am a twi-hard, so, if anyone out there isn't they may not get into this game!!! i knew the answer to every question, and i would kind of like it if they had a new moon scene it, and an eclipse scene it!!!!!! yay for twilight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm reading the books through for the 16th time!!!!! i just recently had a twilight party for a bunch of my friends and we watched twilight and new moon, and then i payed for us all to go to the theatre to see eclipse, it was AWESOME, we had a blast!!!

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