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: 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: 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.
A great workout for those who may not be ready for a regular aerobics class
8 February 2012
Summary: Let me preface this review by saying that this game may not be the ideal choice for those who want the same speeds and intensity of a full on aerobics/kickboxing/dance type class. However, if you want a way to exercise that will get you sweating and keep you motivated, this game is really great. Pros: - Easy to understand movements: I hate it when I can't tell exactly what an instructor on a game or video is doing.
Summary: I am 65 years young, overweight by about 30 pounds at this writing, (down 23#s since October) and I love this "game." I have a back problem yet I am able to do most of the workouts and I do them all. I LOVe the karate, the boxing and the aerobics have regular, latin dance and hip hop. I love them all, I sweat big time but it is so fun.
Summary: This game is really fun...after a while. I've read some reviews where people give up because there are several annoying features of the game - I hope you read these tips so that the game will be less start and stop, and generally, less annoying. Possibly annoying: Around the world after every workout Tip: You do have to suffer through this for a while.
Calories are accurate, there are tips to burn more, use a motion plus
21 August 2011
Summary: calories: I wear a bodybugg (what you see on the arms of Biggest Loser contestants) to measure my calories burned as well as a display to show how many I burn per minute. This also allows me to compare workout and fitness games and DVDs. Because the game asks you your age and weight it has some input as to how much it expects you to burn in the timeframe it calculates. However it does not ask you your height so it really has no clue as to how fit you are.
Summary: I was a little weary when I purchased this a little over a month ago but am so happy I did! I have a multitude of exercise equipment, and exercise games but nothing compares to this. I "want" to work out daily, I miss it if I don't! Exerbeat keeps you motivated and moving. I pray that Namco comes out with a new version soon!
Summary: I've been using Exerbeat for about 2.5 weeks now, and one the whole I like it A LOT. However, I'll talk about the negative things first. 1) It's kinda cheesy. The first thing you see is this big animated orange music note that guides you through the game. It looks like something from elementary school, bred with the old MS Office paperclip, but it's far less intrusive than the paperclip.
Summary: This exercise game is fun. You can work out for hours and not know you did. I especially like the karate sections the best. The latin dance is fun but harder to match the moves. The hip hop, for me, is the worst to do, but if you are into that sort of thing, it probably is very easy. As for the fun games, all are okay, except the pirate one. I have no idea why the moments never match what I am doing. That one really sucks.