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Zumba Fitness 2: Someone Was Listening,
This review is from: Zumba Fitness 2 - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
Kudos to Majesco and the creators of Zumba Fitness 2. For once it seems that developers actually listened to the consumer and created a product around what we felt should be. This game is a huge step up from the first Zumba Fitness. I would go as far as to say if you do not already own either game that you purchase this one instead of the first. You will definitely not be disappointed.
One of the main complaints that I, as well as, many other players had concerning the first game was the learn the steps area. On the first Zumba Fitness this part moved so fast you could barely grasp what was happening. Short of already being familiar with the moves or going through the tutorial over and over you were simply at a loss. However, in this version the problem has been completely fixed. Now not only are the steps broken down piece by piece you are in control of when to advance from part to part. You also start out in slow mode with the steps and when you feel ready can practice the move in normal speed. Love, love, love this feature. It made learning the steps so much easier. Graphics on the screen clearly show you how to navigate through the steps and from slow to fast mode. This is another improvement as many people last time complained about not knowing how to navigate through the actual menus, etc. In this version all of the menus are very straight forward and complete with a purple arrow so large you can not possibly miss it lol. Another gripe many had of the last game was the way the people were presented. It was often times hard to follow the instructor because of the way they were made. This version showcases characters that look more like your normal game characters (think Mortal Kombat type). You feel more like you're following an actual instructor and can see all the moves clearly. The addition of a movement cue in the right corner of the screen also helps greatly in this arena. You do have the option to turn this feature off but I feel it is a real help in letting you know what move is coming next. You also now have the option to build your own routine which is a nice plus. The addition of little awards and such also seem a nice touch. For me personally they kind of push me to amp up my level of exercise to achieve them. There are so many more improvements that I could highlight but these just really stood out to me in showing that someone actually listened for once to the people who buy their products.
If you liked Zumba Fitness you will love Zumba Fitness 2. Run out and get it or order it. I can only imagine how great it will be on the Kinect if it is this wonderful on Wii. Good job Majesco and Zumba.