Game Review: We Cheer 2
by Jeff McKinney
I have to admit that somehow I missed the first We Cheer game so I’m really glad that Namco Bandai sent me the second one because it’s a blast. This Wii exclusive utilizes the Wii Remotes as pom-poms and has you up on your feet as you attempt to follow on-screen choreographed routines.
The routines are set to 30 cheer-favs like “Get Ready For This” by 2 Unlimited, “Mickey” by Toni Basil, “Just Dance” by Lady GaGa and one of my personal cheerific favorites–“Walk This Way” by Run DMC! Each routine is a challenging and aerobic, full-body activity that will have kids and adults burning calories while having fun.
One to four people can play together in one squad or face-off in competitive “Cheer Off” modes. While the game is going to appeal more to girls, there are also boy characters as part of the squad and all characters are highly customizable so players can create their own in-game cheer-self. We Cheer 2 also features various difficulty selections and options which ensure that gamers of all levels–from beginner to advance–can create and play a game that fits their skills.
We Cheer 2 from Namco Bandai is available now for the Nintendo Wii with a suggested retail price of $39.99. The game is rated Everyone 10+.