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Frustrating Fitness Game Ever
on October 23, 2008
I just got it today and played for only 1hr so far, so may be it's more to this game, but personally, I think it's awful. If I were Jillian Michaels, I wouldn't want my name on this game.
Graphic is super bad with ugly avators you can't customize the detail. Feels like going back to Super Nintendo or Play Station era. However it's Wii, it's fitness game- I can let go of graphics if game content is good...which isn't.
Ok, where should I start??? (seriously it's that bad)
Noticable flaw for me was slow controller response time. I could be swinging my controller and nunchuck now and my character will be responding 2 seconds later. Also for some exercise, it's really hard to figure out how to get the character moving because of poor instruction + just badly designed control.
Some mini games sort of resemble Wii Fit but it's more like Wii Fit wannabe. For example, this game's version of "Running" is if you use balance board, you are just "shifting" weight on the board and swing arms with controllers because you are not supposed to actually run on the board. And for Wii Fit owners, remember how pretty the background scenary was and kept changing as you ran? In this game, you are just running through 1 long boring path between trees...
Another "boring" factor is it doesn't have much of game quality unless you are in multiplayer mode. Sure it'll show you the score after the exercise at the end of game but while you are playing solo, it's really not motivating. You just hear Jillian's occasional "Give it all you got!" over and over.
Some good points are background musics- they are good up-beat songs with more variety than Wii Fit, and also some squat exercise did make me sweat.
Overall, I'm sure it'll keep burning your calories if you play this game everyday but it's so BORING and FRUSTRATING, I'm not sure if anybody could keep playing this long term.
So unless you are like me who just wanted to try out this new fitness game casually, don't bother, stick with Wii Fit.
I'll be selling mine soon.