Excerpt: Making exercise less boring. For millions of gamers, this was the promise of the original Wii Fit . Sure, the game and its scale-like Balance Board controller could guide and grade you through simple yoga poses and strength-training exercises.
Excerpt: 1. Let's get the boring stuff out of the way first. As the trailer shows, there's a smattering of six new yoga poses and strength-trainers for those of you who like to use your Wii Balance Board for boring stuff.
Conclusion: While it won’t replace a gym, the Wii Fit Plus will give a person a decent workout if they take their time and follow it steadily. It’s a perfect tool for people who are just starting to take an interest in fitness, or if someone is maybe too shy to head to the gym just yet.
Excerpt: I think many people (me included) were guilty of purchasing the original Wii Fit with the intentions of getting toned and healthy by using it every day, but it didn’t really work out that way and it became a tool to do the occasional warm up to make you feel better about yourself.
Pros: Create your own exercise regimes, More fun activities than, Calorie Counter is good real life indicator
Cons: Criticised BMI is still used, Some dialogue is too long, Not much to unlock, which might demotivate some players
Excerpt: Who would’ve thought that an exercise video game would sell 20+ million copies worldwide in less than two years? While Nintendo didn’t invent the health & fitness genre its Wii Fit certainly eclipsed the competition.
Pros: There are now 60 activities. The addition of a multiplayer offering and custom fitness routines is great.
Cons: Still no online play. BMI is considered unreliable by health professionals as an accurate measure of fitness.
Conclusion: Wii Fit Plus is indeed an enhanced version of the original, as Miyamoto said. It's just a shame those enhancements aren't expansive or extensive enough to guarantee long-term value, or to justify the higher SRP.
Excerpt: Let Plus subtract the pounds No matter how hard we try, we just don’t seem to be good enough for Nintendo. First they imply we’re not clever enough, thereby making a certain Dr. Kawashima a worldwide star.
Pros: New calorie counter exercises are very motivating, New activities are incredibly fun, Transfers all Wii Fit data
Cons: Creating routines excludes balance aerobic exercises, Balance board doesn’t work so well with activities needing rapid stepping, You can’t weigh birds