Summary: While the game is fun, I don't like how once you set a goal, it won't let you more than you want in a day. You can do various things after you've done the things they want you to do on that day to meet your goal, but it's hard to do a full workout. Also, if you physically can't do something they want you to do, you can't skip it and substitute it for something else.
Summary: Pasted from a different website. The game was purchased in January; I updated my review in May. I've been using The Biggest Loser Challenge for the Wii for about a week, now - thought I'd post my thoughts, since the reviews here helped me make the decision to buy it in the first place. I'm only an occasional watcher of the show, so fandom wasn't enough to motivate me.
Summary: There are some exercise routines but the programming sucks. The biggest complaint is that they don't say anything or have any type of audible sound to let you know when a routine has ended. Because of that you can't do some of the exercises properly because you have to keep your head in a position that you can watch the screen. Also the game does not always pick up the controller movements very well, you can be doing the exercise but it doesn't get registered.
Summary: It is an o.k. game to get started with, but it has pauses in between exercises. It does not flow as smoothly as I would like it to. Handling the bulky remote is aggrivating. If the sensors were in a wrist or ankle band, it would help. If the sensor ability was improved, it could be real fun.
Hard to do some exercises with controller in your pocket!
2 February 2011
Summary: I've been using this game for about 7 weeks. Most women's exercise pants do not have pockets. There are many exercises where you are asked to put the controller in your right (or left) pocket - and then you have to jump around and keep the controller in your pocket. I have lost points because the controller won't stay in my pocket, or I just tuck it in my waist band, and it falls out.
Summary: I purchased this workout to help me in my journey to lose 120 pounds. In the two weeks I have done it, I have lost 8 pounds by doing this and watching what I eat. I like the fact that when you start, you do a complete body analysis measuring various parts of your body. The "Biggest Loser" scale weighs me in at about 2 pounds heavier than the Wii Fit Plus program. Not sure why, because it's the same balance board.
Summary: This Wii video is just OK. While there are a lot of the same exercises you see on the show and that is helpful - there is a pre-set pace within the exercises so unless you are keeping exactly to that pace you continually receive the "below par...do better...etc." type comments from the trainer and unless you are keeping exactly to that pace the effort indicator doesn't show YOUR effort whether less or more than the preset.
Summary: Depends on what your looking 4. Good because it has exercises, menus, log progress, listings of calories in foods and how much you should eat to lose. I was expecting some kind of gaming challenges while learning about dieting but nothing like that. It is good for lots of info and logging your weight loss.
Like the workouts but using the Wii is frustrating
Karen Schermerhorn "KSchermCPA", Amazon
8 December 2010
Summary: The exercises are great but the Wii platform is terrible. Many of the exercises use the remote and it doesn't register correctly so they act like you're quitting and give you a low score plus stop the exercise before it's time. Plus there is alot of wait time (to get water, to wait for game to reload, etc) with no choice to bypass. That's frustrating. I will continue to use the game for some of my exercise but I wouldn't buy it again.
Summary: This version is much like the first. Some of the same sayings, but a little updated so that they are not so repetitive. I love that you can have both Jillian and Bob, it is nice to have workouts with both. I was a little put off with the fact that the game is not able to play without the controller in hand. The music is not as repetitive either. The graphics have improved substantially and you can add your own touches to your avatar to make them look just like you.