Summary: This game is not as sophisticated as others I have (for example EA Active 2, or the Zumba games) and the boxing games are not as precise as the Gold's Gym cardio workout, but it is oddly addictive. Time spent exercising, and accuracy result in the award of miles, and the miles take you around the world, starting in the UK and covering Europe, Africa, Asia and so on.
Summary: I brought this awhile ago but recently started using it. I really hate to exercise most of the exercise dvds and games are geared for people that are already in shape. This is for someone like me who hasn't exercised in a while. I actually look forward to my time with the game and it does make me sweat. I like the around the world feature it gives me something to shoot for. I would recommend this to any just beginning to exercise.
Summary: Good- I like the exercises themselves. Challenging, yet easy to follow instructions. Time goes by quickly during the exercises. I also like the pilates section. Personal trainer mode is nice, since you get to choose how long you want to exercise and tell the game to focus on a certain goal (like 'problem areas' on your body). Stringing the exercises together is almost entirely necessary due to my main complaint: Bad- PACING!
Summary: I am a walking ad for this game, I love it so much! I was not in great shape when I started this program a year ago, and needed something that I could grow into. I find that it is smartly designed, good looking and has plenty of variety and features. Literally, if you have 5 minutes you should be able to get something out of this program. You can get a decent and challenging routine in with that amount of time if you need to. It is better than nothing!
Send Me a Patch to Bypass the Around the World Irritant
Caryn Colgan "Caryn", Amazon
25 July 2012
Summary: The workouts are nice. Wish I would have taken the negative reviews more seriously. The incredibly annoying mii stomping around the world wastes so much of my time that as soon as I finish a workout series I force a stop by pressing B button. I really can't believe Namco hasn't provided a patch to allow us to opt out of this infuriating feature.
Summary: ExerBeat is a great workout for someone who doesn't workout. It has easy to handle segments. The only part I find annoying is the around the world map that pops up every time you complete an exercise. It gives you a pause time in the exercising and that isn't very helpful when you want to get going. However, there is a fix for this. You can build your own exercise routines. It is flexible, with yoga, dancing, karate, boxing, and fun party games.
Summary: I am just starting an exercise program (again), and I thought this was great. I don't really mind the pauses between exercises, because I need to move slowly right now. I am in my forties, overweight, and recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I didn't mind the Around the World feature, because it gave a little sense of accomplishment as new options and exercises were opened. I got myself the workout I need without overdoing it.
Cathe Jones "Art Geek, Music Freak, Comic Art..., Amazon
24 March 2012
Summary: I'm so tired of Video Exer-games that just do ONE thing- ie. Zumba- you wiggle your bottom a lot, and hopefully jump at the right time. Fit Plus- Oh okay, LOTS of things to do, but way too juvenile for me on many of them. But, I'm a disabled Veteran. Finding exercise programs that don't cause more harm are difficult- (ie Dance Revolution games, and Cardio-Blast). I also get bored WAY too easily for most games.
Summary: Some things I like about this game are that even after owning it for 3 months, I am still unlocking new games. The music is upbeat and the instructor's are not annoying. There is a lot more cardio in this game than there is in the Wii Fit (which is the only other exercise game that I own.) I'm glad, because if I really wanted to do Pilates or Yoga, I would just by any old cheap dvd, or even a book, or look up the moves on the internet for free.