Excerpt: Wii Fit continues to rank high in monthly sales charts more than a year after its release, turning health and fitness into a new gaming genre with more than a few imitators. More a revision than a sequel, Wii Fit Plus replaces its predecessor and expands it with new games, tools, and exercises.
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.
Summary: Wii Fit Plus will be a welcome addition to anyone who owns the Wii balance board. The minigames are fun, and the new exercises add some flavor to what has become an all too familiar routine for avid Wii Fit users.
Pros: Doubt anyone will lose serious weight playing this game, Ability to track your pets weight…seriously?, More of a “second edition” rather than a true sequel, Fun new activities, Plan your own routines, New calorie counter, The price! $20 for the game, $99 for the bundle
Cons: Doubt anyone will lose serious weight playing this game, Ability to track your pets weight…seriously?, More of a “second edition” rather than a true sequel
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.