YOOSTAR 2: IN THE MOVIES
“You oughta be in pictures”. Words we’re thankful our fave actors
heeded. As for others? Maybe if they’d had Yoostar 2 they’d
have realised they possessed less talent than subnormal Stickle
Bricks and saved us all some misery.
Yoostar 2 makes the bold claim that – with aid from your
beady PlayStation Eye - you can insert yourself seamlessly into 80
scenes from classic movies and TV shows, replacing such greats as
Bogie, Belushi and, erm, Keanu. We were sceptical, but it delivers
technically – after some faffing about nailing calibration and lighting.
There are snags, however (and we’re not talkin’ sausage sizzle).
Whoever chose the scenes was clueless. Sure, obvious classics are
present – The Godfather’s offer that cannae be refused,
The Terminator’s “I’ll be back!” - but others? The Princess
Bride and Shaun of the Dead are blurstsploding with
classic scenes, but not here. TV-wise, Mad Men sans Don
Draper? CSI: Miami without Monsieur Wooden, David Caruso?
What were they smoking?! Also, some clips are so short they’re
almost blipverts, and the likes of Norbit and Baby Mama
There are actually only 50 scenes to emulate, although
unsurprisingly “hundreds” more are promised for $$$s. The other 30
are backgrounds to adlib over, like sitting in a Top Gun
fighter or watching King Kong crack the apeshits. Misleading much?
Assail a scene scripted or winged, create playlists, or undertake
irritating challenges, for perfection’s required. We went bonkers
trying to nail a solitary Jake Blues line before finally being
considered worthy, only by flailing about inappropriately git-like.
Yoostar 2 is SingStar for hams, complete with
functionality for narcissists to upload themselves upon an
undeserving world. It really works well technically, but poor scene
selection and little choice limits mileage. Still, it might be
enough to distract Ashton Kutcher for a while…