It may not be a flawless experience but Yoostar 2 can be a blast -- especially when in a room with a bunch of movie-loving friends. The game offers a few ways to play, such as jumping into a quick scene, tackling a lengthier challenge mode, ad-libbing on virtual sets, and -- perhaps appealing to the YouTube generation -- the ability to share content online directly from within the game (Internet connection required). A Facebook-based Yoostar Playground community lets friends comment, rate, share, and edit their performances.
While the game is fun, it might not take too long to go through the 80 brief scenes. Downloadable packs with new scenes cost extra. Also, the lighting has to be very good or you'll see a funny silhouette around your body, which might hurt viewers' suspension of disbelief. Shortcomings notwithstanding, Yoostar 2: In the Movies might just be the next great party video game. Note: The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are the same.
Online interaction: You cannot talk with other online players, as you can while playing, say, a military shooter while wearing a headset. However, you can log onto Facebook to watch other performances, create "mash ups" with friends' videos, and vote on your favorites.