Friday, July 8, 2011

Yoostar 2; More Like YooSUCKS ..... 2

Yoostar 2 is a video game that utilizes the Xbox Kinect or the PS3 camera to put your face in a movie scene.  You align your body with the image on the screen to replace the actor with your own image.  While standing in place, the player must read lines to match the dialogue.  There is also the option to run off script.  You are graded with 1-5 stars and points for how close your performance is to the real deal.  Now that you know how to play the game, let me tell you why you never should.  

The clips are from popular movies and they try to pick the most recognizable lines.  So when selecting Terminator 2, the scene to re-enact is the one involving "I'll be back".  I was pleasantly surprised with the movie selection.  I was expecting more classic, obvious movies like Gone With the Wind or Wizard of Oz.  Instead there was Zoolander and Shawn of the Dead.

The graphics that place your image into the scene are awful.  Probably some of the worst graphics I've seen in a really long time.  The game also had a lot of problems recognizing the player from time to time.  It would periodically stop sensing the people and drop their ability to run the controls of the game.

I put this game in the same category as Naughty Bear.  Its fun and funny for about thirty minutes, then the hilarity totally wears off.  The only demographic that would find this game entertaining beyond that time limit are kids between the ages of 10 and 13.  But this game isn't even successful as a game for children.  Most of the movies on the list are ones that a 10 year old hasn't seen.  If your child can recite the words from Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, your child is awesome.  Also, you are a bad parent.

So with the high level of corniness, lack of consistent playability, and the fact that it isn't even playable for children, I do not recommend this game for anyone.  Ever.  Even if it drops to five dollars, take your money and hit up the dollar menu.  You will have a far more entertaining experience with a cheeseburger and sweet tea.

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