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: EyeToy Kinetic is the latest in a short list of games to try and get gamers to exercise more than their thumbs. Developed by SCEE alongside Nike Motionworks, Kinetic is an interactive fitness program that features several different types of exercise all geared towards getting you in shape.
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.
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.
Conclusion: If you're prepared to give Kinetic the time, the guidance of the on-screen trainers potentially offer a great workout experience, free from the stresses and costs of a gym visit. Offering encouragement and useful tips, as well as warnings about common exercise mistakes and pitfalls, the on-screen...