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. Games like Nike+ Kinect Training is leaps and bounds better than any Wii Fit game. Which is why Wii Fit U is such a disappointment.
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. The game contains some mild cartoon violence, as you can hit other players with snowballs, water, and so on, as well as punch a robotic punching bag.
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. The good news is that, at times, the updated exercise game brings back the Wii’s original feeling of wonder. Right away, Wii Fit U wants to give you choices.
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. Nintendo attempted to keep up with Wii Fit Plus , which took the now embarrassingly bare bones Wii Fit and at least let you piece together a work out.
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. Games consoles have somewhat bridged the gap between fitness and fun before, but this really doesn't take advantage of the medium and ends up without a solid direction.
Summary: Featuring a wealth of new and exciting activities — many of which have been built around the Wii U’s bespoke functionality — Wii Fit U is the best title in the franchise to date. While the exercises it offers still aren't intensive enough to replace traditional exercise, it’s nevertheless an entertaining way for players of all fitness levels and ages to be more active and conscious of the importance of keeping fit.