Summary: I bought this game for the variety of things it had, especially the karate as that isn't included in any other workout games. I have Wii Fit and EA Sports Active, but they both fell short of something I could stick with. The wii fit wasn't enough for a good workout and more just for fun to me, and the wii active had a leg strap that you had to strap a nunchuk in and it almost never read properly on exercises like lunges and squats and running.
Summary: I really like this workout "game" I find the "traveling around the world" thing after each workout annoying, but avoid it by creating custom workouts so it doesn't appear until I'm done. It's a lot of fun, works up a sweat and helped me take off 40 lb.
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: I got this CD as a gift for my wife. She loves it. She loves the dance steps and she really feels the calorie burning out... the game pirate ship is addicting. You need motion plus sensor for playing some of the games in the CD.
Summary: I bought this several months ago. I actually enjoyed most of the exercises, however, I agree, that there is way too much time between the exercises which can make it boring and the around the world part is definite con. I cannot find anyway to stop it either. In my original review, I thought I couldn't get to another level after around the world is completed because the credits are played and go on what seems like forever.
Summary: I purchased this mainly as a fun way to exercise and it has not disappointed. I started using this only 30 minutes a day and have already lost 5 pounds in one week. There's also a great variety of games, but I think the hip hop and Karate exercises are my favorite. I'll need to get in better shape to roll with the Boxercise segment but liked it as well.
Exercises great, game part annoying, but there's a way around it!
D. Card, Amazon
11 October 2012
Summary: OK I knew it was a game, but I wish there was an option to turn the game part off and just exercise. I don't care about traveling around the world. It adds too much time between exercises. Maybe if they had it once when you decided you were done exercising, that would be more fun and a LOT less distracting to exercising. And I don't need a long pep talk after each exercise. Tell me I was good, or I stunk and get on with it!!
Summary: The workouts are really fun. It would probably not be strenuous enough for someone in tip top shape, but for someone like me trying to lose weight its great. There is enough diversity to keep it interesting and the price is very reasonable. The only negative is the annoying "Around the World" scenario that follows every work out.
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!