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Wii Review - 'Active Life: Extreme Challenge'
8 September 2009
Summary: Active Life: Extreme Challenge is the follow up to the successful Active Life: Outdoor Challenge game/mat bundle. Leveraging the "active gaming" trend, Active Life games use a mat controller along with the Wii Remote to incorporate the player's entire body into the gameplay.
Excerpt: can be described as an exercise game that allows players—children mostly, like the ones featured on the cover—to pretend that they're engaged in fascinating activities such as base jumping, wind surfing, rock climbing and
Conclusion: With the limited options in gameplay and meager incentives to encourage repeat visits to this virtual playground, it's hard to recommend this title for most gamers, but the general audience isn't the target here, a fact made obvious by the box art. For kids, there's a lot of challenging activity to be enjoyed, but once they do it a few times, if the controller issues don't sidetrack, there's a good chance boredom could kick in, and going outside to really jump rope looks...