Yoostar 2 promises players an expensive alternative to Amateur Night at their local theater. Now, at last, we geeks across the world can butcher famous scenes from cinema and television history, just like we always wanted!
Yoostar 2, scheduled for unveiling this week at E3, hopes to join Rock Band in the escapist make-believe genre. By using sensors such as the Kinect or the Playstation Eye, it will utilize green-screen effects to digitally insert players into famous scenes in place of the original actors. Planned support for social networking will allow a player to upload their performances and have them rated on the Playstation Network, Xbox Live, Facebook, and other networks. Gameplay modes include a party mode- like the acting equivalent of karaoke- where players swap off in quick succession- and a progressive challenge mode.
Yoostar 2 promises to include 60 scenes with the initial purchase, with additional ones available as downloadable content. Players can mangle classic scenes from several major studios, including MGM, Lions Gate, Paramount, and Universal.
Details are scarce, but color me skeptical. The market for Yoostar 2 seems heavily restricted by its expense. It seems a bit odd to pay more than a hundred dollars for a slightly more advanced equivalent of amateur acting combined with a glorified YouTube.