I rented this game before I read the reviews and my stubborn streak would have had me rent it anyway. I received it on Saturday and if mail ran on Sunday it would already be on its way back to GameFly.
First of all, the game has no flow. It is more pick and choose as you go. Some routines that you are asked to do in beginner mode are only beginner if you happen to be a contourtionist. My favorite of these being the Wii remote stretch. After the little animated woman assumed the position equal to what we used to call 'Chinese splits' and then preceeded to lay the upper portion of her body flat on the floor inthis position, I knew this was anything but beginner. I haven; been able to assume that position in 30 years and probably would not be able to for 30 more.
Half the floor exercises would not register on the board at all since there were no instructions as tothe positioning of the board.
The game needs consistency and flow and it is definitely not worth the wait or passing up another more user freinly game such as the Fit Plus in favor of it.
posted by BeckyP (WEST ALEXANDRIA, OH) Apr 27, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
I decided to buy this game because of my health issues. I can not do high impact and many days I don't want to leave the house. I thought this would be a good way to learn Pilates. It starts out where you just click around this island...like Pool, etc... The problem is you have NO idea what you do at the Pool...so you just have to randomly click to find the right excersize for you. And then its do one, click another area, do another one, etc.... Slowwwwww.... I tried to do where you pick a few, and do them at one time and not have to click around the island. Well the warm up gave me my first clue, stretch to the side, foward, side.... over and over and over.... and she never tells you when to switch. You just have to keep looking up. I wanted to stop right there before I fell asleep. This game sure will not motivate you, it made me want to nap. Lastly the other help she gives you is just stupid stuff you all ready know, like don't snack when your not hungry, don't eat late at night, etc.... Well duh!!! This is one of the most boring games ever. Do yourself a favor and play WiiFit Plus and skip this.
Terrible design makes going from one exercise to the next a pain. Cues indicating when an exercise was over were minimal (when you can't look at the screen often). Maybe most awkward was the ambiguity of determining when the exercise was being done well/correctly. The exercises themselves were fine. Maybe someone less accustomed to better game interfaces and more into pilates would dig it more. So frustrated I sent it back immediately. Overall, design is just awkward.