As you’d expect, We Cheer is totally wholesome and American – what else could a game about cheerleading be? It uses two remotes as virtual pompoms, which you whirl around according to the on-screen arrows. The actions seem authentically cheerleadery – lots of air-punching and arm-windmilling – and up to four people can play at once (presumably in a very large room) with one remote each. There’s also a dubious Workout mode that implied we’d burnt off almost 2,000 calories after three minutes of arm-waving.
In its favor, We Cheer has a surprisingly good track list and plenty of pre-teen appeal, but it veers between demanding precise movements and accepting vague waves. This means you can bumble through most routines but it’s hard to play with any precision. Bear that in mind if you don’t want your little sister throwing your remote to the floor in tears because she didn’t make the grade.
Apr 15, 2009