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77 of 78 people found the following review helpful.
Get up off the couch and cheer some more!
By PT Cruiser
Give me a Y! Give me a E! Give me an S! Do I love this game as much or even more than the first We Cheer game? Yes! It's everything I hoped it would be. You might remember from my review of the first We Cheer that I'm a 60 year old woman who didn't make the cheerleading finals in junior high and have never gotten over it. So this is a big time opportunity for a second chance. And this game is much cooler than junior high. First of all, the stages are glitzy and sparkly and you have a choice of lots of different ones like the Dolphin Aquarium, the Namco Arena and more. In junior high there were only smelly old gyms! The music is great with 30 new songs by top artists, all high energy and fun. When I was in junior high the cheerleaders had to sing. How lame is that?
I think the controls on this game are a little more responsive than they were on the first. With the first game it took me a couple weeks to pass the first cheer. On this one I passed an easy one the first time. Now that may be because I'm used to the way the game is played and because I play it obsessively. I like the Stunt Time bonus points addition to this game. Not to worry, you don't have to do the splits and cartwheels across your family room to score. The motion is detected only in your arm movements. (You might want to keep your drapes closed while flailing your arms wildly in time with the music and jumping up and down when you pass a song. It will only confirm to any neighbors who might look in what you're one fry short of a Happy Meal).
One of the things I really liked about this game is that right in the beginning, when you're going through all the training instructions, there is a part where you move your wiimotes with a calibration device that sets the calibration for the moves in the game with your TV. You can still go back later into the options menu and readjust them if need be. With the first game I didn't check the option menu and settings for the first couple of days and then found out that my screen response was just the slightest bit slow. Once I adjusted for it the moves were easier to hit. If you're new to the game, definitely go through the training sessions to get the feel of the way it all works.
The first game had lots of options for customization of your cheer squad, but this game has even more. There are over 40 different male and female cheerleaders to choose from and there are more things to customize. You can even do accessories like hair ribbons in a choice of colors. You have greater control over what you want your cheerleader to look like and also the other cheerleaders in your squad. This game has male as well as female cheerleaders which is great because the first game had a lot of male fans. It's fun to change the outfits and pompoms when you're taking a few minutes to rest up after playing for a while. There is a scoring thing in this game that's new, where you rack up points in the championship mode. You start as a Newbie and progress through the ranks. I was up to Amateur in my first session. You also see charts with high scores after each try. I liked that they didn't have the chatty fellow cheerleaders after each cheer in this game. Of course you can hit the A/B buttons in the first game to skip through that and can do that in this game to for any screens you want to skip. I like that feature, because the game moves quickly and you get to keep moving.
You can pick a different stage after each play if you want and the menu is a little different for this game than for the first. That menu looks kind of like a DDR menu. The game is still oozes with enthusiasm and high energy. The trace lines which you have the option to change to thinner lines are the same. It's a great way to exercise your arms and upper part of your body and the trainers encourage you in the beginning to follow along with full body dance moves. At first it's enough work just to follow the arm patterns, but once you learn those you can follow along. My arms feel like they're going to fall off after playing for a while and I worked up a good sweat. The thing I like best about the game is that it's fun and I seldom can play for just a short time. With the first game I've spent many nights playing until 2:00 in the morning, just because I had to pass one more cheer to get to the next level and I'm sure with the point system in this new game it'll be even more self competitive. Oh, you could invite up to 3 friends over for a Cheer Off where each player uses one wiimote or one friend in Cheer Battle where each player uses two wiimotes. My friends already think I'm nuts, a 60 year old cheerleader wannabe, so I won't even go there! Two thumbs up for We Cheer 2! This game will keep me busy for a long, long time.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
When our 14 year old daughter spied an ad for this in a magazine, she came running to show it to me, the following day our 10 year old saw it on TV, and it promptly went to the top of the Christmas shopping lists for our three daughters! They loved We Cheer, and were excited to see a second. When I told my husband I wanted to get it for the girls (and myself) and pointed out it had "Oh Mickey" he said they should have put that on the first one! What's a Cheer game without Mickey?!?
Christmas morning it was unwrapped with squeals of delight by the 10 and 7 yr old, and a big grin from the teenager. Most of the day was spent cheering (rather than chilling) in front of the tv. The girls love the new (and old) music. The levels seem more diverse, easier for beginners to master without frustration. The graphics and customizations are improved. While finding the "perfect" cheer outfit is of little interest to our teenager, the tween toils over every aspect, right down to shoelace color! The music makes you want to get up and move whether you can keep up with the game or not, and it's worth it's cost just seeing the three of them get along for hours! Unlike other games, they are begging to take turns after a couple songs, because they need to catch their breath! :)
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By Roswell Vixen
I was a huge fan of the first one but this one is even better. They seemed to have fixed everything that was problematic in the first one. I like that they now have 3 levels of difficulty to choose from which makes it alot better for my friends when playing since the first one was too difficult for them even on the normal setting. Now they can all easily pass a song on beginner in this sequel and view the routine before jumping into it to see what theyre getting into. I go straight to intermediate of course lol i havnt tried it on the hardest setting yet but im sure itll be very challenging, which i like. (If the game were too easy id get bored right away) There are so many more new features that the extra add on to the price compared to the first is worth it anyway. The songs are a GREAT choice. Lots of great cheerable songs and lots of variety not just all poppy girly songs. The remote response it a whole lot better even without the motion plus. Ive still gotta get use to alot of the changes but so far it has been easy to move from the first one onto this and i get more and more people hooked too. This is definitely a Wii game that you cannot pass on if you want something fun that isnt too hard or too easy causing you to want to quit right away and itll definitely work you out if youre actually giving it your all lol My arms currently ache horribly from hours of playing yesterday! Cant go wrong with this game!