The description %26lsquo;all-singing, all-dancing%26rsquo; could quite literally be applied to Boogie: Superstar, as it uses the karaoke/rhythm-action template of last year%26rsquo;s Boogie. But it%26rsquo;s not amazing enough to earn the same metaphorical praise. The story holding up the warbling and prancing has been rejigged so that this is now a casual, girl-centric, X Factor-style affair. The songs are much more contemporary this time around, but the basic remote-waving dancing is much the same. The beat-matching seems a little off, and you won%26rsquo;t be entirely convinced that the moves you%26rsquo;re performing need to bear much relation to what you%26rsquo;re being asked to do.
The singing also doesn%26rsquo;t demand a great deal of precision %26ndash; you just need to get the pitch more or less right and don%26rsquo;t have even have to sing the correct lyrics. But this isn%26rsquo;t a game for the Rock Band crowd %26ndash; it%26rsquo;s for pre-teen Bratz fans, and we suspect they%26rsquo;ll love it regardless.
Dec 5, 2008