Excerpt: Many years ago Wii Fit was a revolutionary video game. It improved the images of gamers, and helped families get healthier. That was back in 2008. Here we are five years later, and exercise video games have improved and progressed. Families have numerous choices to exercise with video games.
Summary: Parents need to know that Wii Fit U is a collection of mini-games that encourages players to be active in front of the TV to perform various tasks in the game. There is support for an optional, wearable pedometer, too.
Conclusion: If you're interested in losing weight, Wii Fit U is definitely worth your time. Fans of the original Wii Fit will definitely notice some overlapping content, but it brings enough new to the table to, if nothing else, get you active and moving in your living room.
Pros: The variety of activities and games, Great GamePad integration, Fit Meter makes you forget you’re working out
Cons: Inaccurate BMI test, Online features don’t add anything, More of the same exercises
Excerpt: When the Nintendo Wii was released eight years ago, everything about it seemed new. It was something you’d look at with awe. But when the Wii U hit stores, it seemed both too familiar and too complex. The bad news is that Wii Fit U can also seem too familiar.
Pros: Nice for casual fitness fans; orienteering is fun; meter lets you go mobile.
Cons: Not for hardcore fitness fans; can be confusing; needs audible training.
Summary: When Wii Fit launched, it kicked off the fitness craze in gaming for better or worse. Soon the Nintendo innovation (much like many of its other innovations) was being duplicated and improved upon everywhere. As motion controls became prevalent on every system so did fitness games.
Conclusion: Don’t let Wii Fit U’s cute, clean aesthetic fool you. When you turn it up a notch, Nintendo’s fitness game will have you breathing hard. Some of the options seem superfluous, and the gym functionality is totally ignorable, but it’s still a fun, effective way to get your sweat on.
Pros: Great exercise variety, Reasonable goal setting, Fun walking meter
Summary: Fit Dance For Wii U really wants to be perceived as a serious piece of fitness software, but it's buried beneath a pile of technical and aesthetic issues that has it struggling to keep up with the competition.