As you%26rsquo;d expect, We Cheer is totally wholesome and American %26ndash; 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 %26ndash; lots of air-punching and arm-windmilling %26ndash; and up to four people can play at once (presumably in a very large room) with one remote each. There%26rsquo;s also a dubious Workout mode that implied we%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;s hard to play with any precision. Bear that in mind if you don%26rsquo;t want your little sister throwing your remote to the floor in tears because she didn%26rsquo;t make the grade.
Apr 15, 2009