Excerpt: Without wanting to praise Sony's gizmo as the saviour of gaming, there usually comes a moment (however transient) when playing a new EyeToy game in which it seems to make a mockery of anything that asks you to sit down and use a joypad.
Excerpt: Video games have always gotten a bad rap for the "sedentary lifestyle" that they can reinforce for players. After all, since you're often just sitting in front of a screen, the only serious workout you receive is for your thumbs.
Excerpt: The graphics in Eye Toy Kinetic are not as whimsical as in previous Eye Toy games. The previous Eye Toy games were fun for all ages, but seemed to be pointed at a younger audience, with comical, near-anime styled characters including monkeys and ninjas.
Excerpt: Kinetic lets you select a simple workout or you can design a twelve week program to get yourself in shape. Two trainers, one male and female are selectable. They'll guide you through your workouts, give you encouragement, and let give you feedback on how well you're performing a particular exercise.
Conclusion: If you're serious about getting fit, this game will absolutely help you with that. There's still overcoming the mental blocks and motivational issues, but the fun factor eases these problems in a fantastic way. This is the reason the EyeToy was made.
Conclusion: The music is pretty well balanced for anyone to workout to. The issue is that it would have been nice for the game to support the ill-fated PS2 HDD. As such players could have been able to get their own music to listen to as they worked out.