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?
Excerpt: Wii Fit est sans doute la référence des jeux du genre, mais c'est une référence qui commence à dater. Sorti il y a plus d'un an, les utilisateurs ont depuis longtemps déjà fait le tour de la question. Et si Wii Fit Plus est désormais annoncé, il n'en reste pas moins qu'à l'heure actuelle, les jeux de fitness et de remise en forme ne sont pas nombreux à renouveler le genre.
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.
Virtual personal trainers help families get fit on the Wii.
Common Sense Media
8 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.
Excerpt: It’s time to get fit with EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer, a home fitness program on the Wii and the first title under the new EA Sports Active line. Packaged with extra peripherals to help you work up a sweat, Personal Trainer provides the tools necessary to create a regular workout schedule with professional advice on workouts and exercise routines including a program from Oprah’s personal trainer Bob Greene.
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.