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POSTED 19/3/11


YOOSTAR 2: IN THE MOVIES

Yoostar Entertainment Group



“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 ain’t blockbusters.

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…

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