It's difficult to ignore the Twilight phenomenon, which has swept through pop culture like wildfire and captured the attention and hearts of women of all ages. The passionate romance between the sparkly 100-year-old vampire Edward Cullen--who looks 17--and the delicate, warm-blooded Bella Swan is now one of the most talked-about love stories. The four-book series by author Stephanie Meyer has garnered a rabid fan following, and Twilight fans everywhere were eager to watch their favorite characters come to life on the big screen. Scene It? Twilight tests even the most devoted of fans with multiple-choice trivia questions that will surely leave everyone who hasn't seen the first movie scratching their heads. It's unfortunate that beneath the attractive allure of a movie-based trivia game, the presentation is incredibly lackluster and there isn't enough content to keep you fixated. Scene It? Twilight will leave you thirsty for more.
Paying attention to details is key; otherwise you can resort to guessing.
Originally a DVD game brand, Scene It? has made the transition to consoles successfully. Up to four players compete for the highest score by answering multiple-choice questions the fastest or coming up with the correct answer first. Scene It? Twilight is limited in terms of substance, because it's based only on a two-hour movie, while other Scene It? games are jam-packed with trivia questions about film or pop culture that span decades. That doesn't mean there aren't random facts or interesting tidbits to discover from the game's 500-plus questions, but it gets old faster than the time it takes for Edward to run to Bella's house.
Only two modes are available, so you can either play through four rounds of puzzles or select to answer 10, 20, or 30 questions for the highest score. The formatting of the questions is random and cycles through 10 types. One question type is Alice's Vision, where you guess the location being drawn, and you can speed up the sketch by shaking the Wii Remote. It's similar to Upon Reflection, in which you try to identify the character who is masked behind a shimmering wall of stars as the image progressively becomes clearer. The first person to shake the remote and press A will get a chance to guess correctly; if that player's answer is incorrect, another player can take a stab at it. Depending on the type, there are also questions where everyone can answer together by pressing a direction on the D pad that corresponds to the correct answer. The point total as well as a time bar that ticks away are at the bottom of the screen to indicate how much time you have left to answer and how many points you'll earn if you chose correctly. Having a quick trigger finger and being lucky at your guesses can bring you into the lead, but guessing can take you only so far, because in the fourth "Twilightning" round you are docked points for wrong answers. Other formats include answering a question that follows a movie clip, recognizing the character or object missing from the scene, rearranging movie stills in the order that they appear in the film, and identifying the person who said a particular line in the movie.