gamers (93%) found this review helpful
Having have used Wii Fit for the past year I've enjoyed the great exercises but trudged thru the interface and the mindless delays. Wii Fit Plus adds a really cool feature: Routines! I've been dying to have this functionality and now it's here. This allows you to create your own custom routines and it eliminates the wait by doing the activities in succession without the delay.
There's also the ability to have multiple profiles and to fast-switch while playing. All-in-all it's a great improvement and definitely worth a look.
posted by BeckyP (WEST ALEXANDRIA, OH) Apr 27, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
We originally bought this game and the Balance Board to try and lose weight without a gym membership. But we soon found at that this is a game for all ages and while it does not totally replace real excersize, it can come close, especially for people with illness's who can not do high impact workouts, the young & the elderly. There are so many different games you can try, and as Nintendo is known for there is really something for everyone. My husband was not at all interested but as he started watching even he wanted to play. We have a 3 year old that loves to play on up to the grandparents in their late 50's and it's easy for anyone to do. The games focus a lot on balance and posture. The best part is it keeps everyone moving, and in a world where so many games you just sit and not move for hours this is key to keep us moving. I have Lupus & Fibromyalgia so I can't do heavy weightlifting or really aggressive excersize's so the whole idea of this is perfect, I can pick specific excersize's based on what I can do and on days where I just don't feel well enough to leave the house, I can still do a workout. I also like how it teaches you how to do each excersize and tells you if your balance, and timing are being done correctly. This keeps you doing them properly and less risk of an injury. I love the new plus part where you can now pick your favorites and just do those, or you can set up a routine, and how long your workout is without having to switch excersize's every time. This makes it more of a workout. No more, do an excersize and then go back, and then switch....etc.... It also like how it tells you how many calories your burning, and how long you have worked out. Seriously you get on to do 30 minutes and end up playing for hours with everyone taking a turn. I would not recommend this for someone looking for a super agressive workout, but for the average person it's a hit!