Excerpt: With Wii Fit taking the world by storm, it was inevitable that other gaming companies would follow suit and this lifestyle game is no exception to the rule. In this world of obesity and the Biggest Loser , who would have thought that a gaming console could be used to successfully promote positive fitness?
Excerpt: EA Sports Active (Wii) Published by: Electronic Arts ESRB Rating: E Release Date: May 2009 Multiplayer support for side by side workouts and races Strengths: You\'re gonna sweat! Great fun and focused exercise game. Weak Points: Great upper and lower body exercises but it needs more core body exercises. Moral Warnings: nothing to report here. There are numerous workout video games for the Wii gaming system, so what does EA Sports Active bring to the mix?
Conclusion: EA Sports Active ne s'adresse pas à tous les sportifs à domicile. Si l'intensité de Wii Fit vous donne déjà du mal, alors le titre d'Electronic Arts n'est pas à votre niveau. Si en revanche, le jeu de Nintendo vous laisse un peu sur votre faim, celui-ci vous permettra de relever de nouveaux défis. Il dégage de ce jeu un vrai dynamisme, très communicatif. Les exercices s'enchaînent au cours de la séance vous laissant peu respirer.
Pros: Une ambiance dynamique, Le choix de la musique, Des exercices inédits, Des séances complètes pré-établies, La personnalisation des séances
Cons: Pas accessible à tous, Demande un certain dynamisme
Virtual personal trainers help families get fit on the Wii.
Common Sense Media
29 January 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a workout program for the Wii rather than a game. While there are sports minigames incorporated into some of the fitness programs, the focus of this product is working out. While more serious than Wii Fit (which introduced the Wii Balance Board), EA Sports Active incorporates the use of the Wii Balance Board in some of its exercises. With a two-player, split screen option, this is a good program for a parent and child to use together.
Summary: EA Active is a better game than Wii Fit , but it’s still a piece of flim-flam chicanery that really doesn’t do what it promises. The enclosed resistance band is a flimsy piece of crap and for a third or the price of the replacement pack, you can buy a real first rate resistance band, but EA’s greed is counting on the average gamer being unaware of these things so you can keep buying overpriced ineffectual equipment.
Excerpt: There was a time when working out meant going to a gym, or at the very least, venturing outside. To be honest, I wasn’t very good at doing either consistently. Thankfully, fitness games have made "in-home" training possible.
Pros: A more serious approach to fitness., Fun and effective activities., Very appealing complete package.
Cons: Occasional issues with controllers., Lack of exciting music., Cheap resistance band.