Conclusion: The fitness exercises on the game are overall pretty good – they range from easy to ones that I think the average non-gym going person will find difficult, and as such UFC Personal Trainer would make a fine introduction into the world of fitness – it’s just a shame that the surrounding shell of the software is so lacklustre.
Conclusion: You're looking at achievements like "workout every day for a two months" and "ace every difficulty of the million different variations of workouts there are." To many, you're looking at (at least) many weeks of sweat and tears to unlock all of these. There isn't too much about this "game" that should surprise anyone, but I was impressed with the amount of flexibility and options it allowed.
Excerpt: It seems that the novelty of fitness games is starting to wear thin. Publishers are no longer content just producing "pure" fitness games. They must now come with a themed wrapper, be it NFL or dance trimmings. This isn’t typically a bad thing because, for some, this content focus helps make the game more inspiring and the user more motivated.
Excerpt: Several weeks ago, I had a chance to check out UFC Personal Trainer for the Xbox 360 Kinect at an event in San Francisco. Needless to say I was impressed and had high hopes for game as it had the potential of being the premier fitness game on the Kinect to date. While fitness games have been a relatively new addition to the video game world, the genre has been on somewhat of a decline for the past couple of years.
Conclusion: Concept: Real UFC trainers run players through fitness drills and instruct the basics of mixed martial arts
Graphics: UFC Personal Trainer is probably one of the best-looking fitness games on the market, which is good since you spend most of your time looking at digital recreations of UFC trainers
Sound: These professional fitness experts only recorded a handful of dialogue clips, so the voiceover during workouts gets old fast, and the synthetic background music sounds...
Conclusion: UFC Personal Trainer is a great addition to the small stable of fitness games on Kinect, offering something that's both in-depth and incredibly intense. However, it's simply let down by a lack of more casual, enjoyable game aspects and pointless trainers with little to contribute. That said, if you give it your time and attention, UFC Personal Trainer should yield some real results to show off on the beach this summer, if that's what you want.
Excerpt: The rise in popularity of motion controls has also seen a rise in exercise games designed to get you up off the couch and moving around while you enjoy your favourite hobby. UFC Personal Trainer is the latest addition to the ever expanding list of exercise based titles. UFC Personal Trainer seems to have a slightly different target audience than many other titles; it seems more aimed at men, that’s not to say that woman won’t enjoy this game though.
Excerpt: I’m kneeling, fists thrusting toward the ground, when it hits me — this isn’t an empty drill. I’m actually trying to smash in someone’s face. This real-world tie is what propels UFC Personal Trainer above its competitors: its sports-influenced approach provides a depth lacking in Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and EA Sports Active 2.
Pros: + Training feels more true-to life, with tough-love coaches and a “stronger, better, faster” approach., + Engages both body and mind.
Cons: - Form not emphasized enough; interface slightly touchy; voice commands don’t always work., ? Why do some info videos unlock after they’d be useful?