First, there was the rise of karaoke games and then the more recent trend for dancing titles. And now we have been desensitised to playing on our feet, Yoostar 2 asks one more thing of us; we must act.
Under the watchful eye of the Kinect sensor, which tracks player movement and sound, players of Yoostar 2 must deliver lines to classic movie moments, their likenesses superimposed live into the original film on screen.
Yoostar 2 is far more accessible than its relatively obscure PC predecessor and a very smart piece of entertainment, aided by the long list of classic movies included. The opportunity to see yourself in familiar scenes from the likes of The Godfather, Casablanca and The Terminator is a novelty that rarely feels tiresome, and it"s hard not to beam wildly as you watch footage of yourself murdering lines in a celluloid favourite.
Best played with a group of friends, it only lets itself down when slight technical imperfections become apparent. It"s worth noting here that the Kinect version was tested, while the nuances of the PS3 version remain unexplored. Such problems are in no way game-crippling, but occasional shortcomings in sound recognition can be frustrating.
Despite this, Yoostar 2 is undeniably great fun. Its knack for filling a room with laughter is superb, and its "movie karaoke" offering near unique.