posted by MiniDriver (SOMERVILLE, MA) May 20, 2010
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I've done a lot of exercise videos and games. This is by far the best. There's a good variety of exercise so it doesn't get too boring. The pacing is excellent. It's challenging without being too hard. And you get the personalities of Bob and Jillian to work with. It's great to have an avatar that's approximately my size.
I have a few small nits to pick. There's no way to pause or go back (much like a live exercise class!) The warm-up should stream more seamlessly into the day's workout. I've accidentally hit warm-up again after the warm-up and had to do it again because there isn't a go-back feature.
When you're doing exercises that may interfere with your ability to the screen, there's no clear indication of when that exercise is done and it's time to switch to another. And when you're in a repeated cycle, there isn't much telling you what to do. That's fine if you can see the screen, but if you're doing a yoga pose or situps you can't always see the screen to know what to do.
Sometimes it's not clear why a certain activity is "graded" better or worse than the last time I did it. I think there may be some problems with picking up movements from the remote or the balance board. But that may be a problem with my equipment/setup rather than with the game itself.
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
The exercises are tough but not too hard on my knees/joints(a problem I had with both EA Active and My Fitness Coach). I really like how smooth the circuits are without having to use extra thigh straps/bands. I like this much better than EA Active. I found the game to be mostly responsive, sometimes it did take me a few tries to figure out the speed and correct placements for an exercise but overall it works very well you just have to perfect your form/pace(which is not easy, but most things worth doing aren't exactly easy). I think that is true with any exercise/workout. I found the game to be easy to use, not too complicated(you can change your exercise schedule by clicking unlock schedule and moving the workouts to different days, and I figured that out without reading the instructions) I think there is a bit of room for improvement(like some of the recipes don't tell you how many servings they make--example: Quick Rice Pudding" in desserts and some of the options seem to be liking in as far as knowing how long most workouts are, or being able to remove an exercise from a workout) but overall it's a very motivating/beneficial game to me, it definitely feels like it is going to be the help I need to push me past a hard plateau I've been on for several weeks. I think the eliminations, etc are extremely motivating because competition helps me push harder.
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
I have a hard time thinking you can get a good excersie on the WII so i just rented the game on gamefly and say what the heck. I put it in and wow just the first time i played It blew me away just was the best work out at home ever.