Summary: I purchased this game as an addition to my workouts. Well, unfortunately, it's not a very good addition. First of all, it seems like it's geared towards kids. Probably great for kids, but not adults. Secondly, it barely gets my heart rate up (I wear a heart rate monitor during exercises to monitor calories)...I must burn only about 20-30 calories in 20 minutes... The animation is a bit basic, looks old school.
Summary: I wish I'd paid more attention to the bad reviews before I bought this. As a couch potato wanting to reform I'm aware of my limitations and know I have to start slowly - I can't keep up with the starter step DVD included with my fitness step. I am very disappointed with the Exerbeat - the exercises are good and challenging enough for a beginner, although I would never do the hip hop module with anyone watching because I would be so embarrassed.
Summary: I ordered this game hoping for a good workout. I enjoyed my EA Sports NFL Training Camp and I was hoping this could at least compete with it. This game is met for kids like age 10 and under. Very disappointing because I saw all of the good reviews and figured I would enjoy it.
Summary: Maybe this game is for older kids, but it was kinda lame and not what I expected. I played it for a week, and there was nothing to write home about.. So, it will go on the shelf, unless I can trade it in..
Summary: The exercise video portions are fine and have enough variety, but being forced to endure the irritating "around-the-world" cartoons in between EVERY exercise raises my blood pressure, even as my heart rate is dropping from the long wait to get through all the yammering (which defeats the purpose of cardio). If this game had a way to a disable this feature, it would provide a fairly good workout.
Summary: I'm not kidding, for 51 minutes of use, I was only able to get 21 minutes of exercise. The around the world stuff you can't skip or fast forward thru and the long instructor chatter after you finish an exercise consume a great deal of time. If you have the patience to deal with all of the dead time you can't exercise in between getting your actual workout time, then it's fine. You can play with one remote controller, but two are better.
Summary: I was happy to try this out but I should know by now that Wii is more kids-oriented. I may not have found the feature to combine the exercise so it won't be choppy exercise for just few minutes each and have to go through annoying around the world feature and scoring, which, I think, many kids may find fun about.
Summary: Too cartoony and kiddy-like for my taste. The travel around the world feature is annoying, and wastes time if you just want to continue to the next exercise. If I wanted a geography lesson I would have bought a travel guide. The wii-motes don't pick up movements accurately. The trainers talk too much and are annoying as ****. The actual exercises though I mush say do give you a good cardio workout, and the measuring of time and calories are a plus.