Excerpt: We Cheer is a cheer leading video game where the player uses two Wii Remotes to follow the motions of the on screen characters. The different motions required can be difficult, and the ESRB is correct about the lyrical content issues. They did however miss the sexual content included in this Nintendo Wii video game. The storyline is on the light side as different cheerleaders compete against one another. We Cheer is part exercise game, and part girl game.
Excerpt: Cheerleading with a pair of Wii remotes acting as a pair of pom-poms sounds like a great idea and Namco Bandai’s We Cheer allows you to do exactly that, although mistakes have been made and the end result is a frustrating and unresponsive mess. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried the tutorial and I’ve attempted some of the easiest songs, doing everything that the instruction manual and game told me to do, but still I most regularly tasted bitter failure rather than the...
Excerpt: We Cheer possesses a nearly fatal flaw: a terrible tutorial. Sure, it covers the basics. This isn't a normal music game with simple beatmatching; the goal is to perform a virtual cheer routine with your arms. A remote held vertically in each hand simulates your pom-poms. (There is a one-handed option for those without the recommended hardware.) Lines with arrows appear on screen.
Conclusion: and it's far too easy to skip right past it on the way to another rhythm game, but that would be a mistake, especially if you're looking for a challenge, as few games offer such a solid mix of difficulty and song selection. Unfortunately, if you aren't a teen girl, you kind of want to play this on your own, when no one's around, because twirling and dancing to teen pop isn't most gamers' preferred image (search for We Cheer on YouTube for examples.
Summary: We Cheer gives players the chance to jump, shout and shake it all about just like a real cheerleader. By using two Wii Remotes as virtual pom-poms, wannabe cheerleaders follow on-screen commands to perform a variety of high-energy spins, kicks and twists, while taking part in professionally choreographed routines.
Summary: As squad captain, you call all the shots as you trot the globe to rally an audience with your cheer routine and attempt to become the tournament champions. We Cheer will put your rhythm to the test and challenge your coordination as you try to pull off strings of move combos from memory.
Pros: Memorizing cheer routines is engaging and fun, The cheer gestures actually match the character's routines, The gesture recognition works fine once you understand it, Two Wii Remotes is a great way to play, but one Wii Remote works fine too
Cons: Not as easy as it looks, hence not as immediately accessible, Some weird interface quirks, The game's tutorials don't teach you complex moves; you'll have to figure those out on your own
Excerpt: Let's get this out of the way before anyone gets suspicious: we don't dislike We Cheer because it made everyone else in the office laugh at us as we tried to perform an elaborate dance routine to Everybody Dance Now by C+C Music Factory. No, we dislike We Cheer because it simply doesn't work.