Too glitchy to work UPDATE: better UPDATE 2: Sick of it
Cyrus K, Amazon
19 August 2011
Summary: As a beginner to this type of exercise I can say that I really felt the routines were very good and challenging. I could instantly feel some tightness in my mid-section and additional strength in my legs. However, this game has serious issues in that sometimes it doesn't recognize your moves correctly or gets stuck in a loop. My routine had 12 segments. On the 7th segment it got stuck in some loop and wouldn't stop asking me to do the same exercise.
Summary: Garbage, doesn't work. I got past the annoying freeze issues, but this just doesn't register well with the Kinect which is REALLY frustrating. It misses a lot of stuff. The Kinect clearly just doesn't do well with sit ups and push ups. It also doesn't help that you have to use your controller all the time, which is a pain, and every other Kinect game figured out how to use hand motions as a controller. This one is not ready for release.
Summary: I've been waiting for the release of UFC Trainer for a couple months. I've been using Your Shape for about 7 months and, other than a few minor tracking annoyances, have been very happy with it. My goal with this game was to progress to a more intense workout from the kickboxing that was in Your Shape. I decided to wait a week to see what the reviews were looking like and once the freeze issue was fixed I decided to order it. I really wish I wouldn't have.
Summary: I borrowed this to test it, but it really is god awful. As stated, the voice acting is extremely repetitive, and the graphics are alright considering its a trainer game. It will get the job done, but not for a good price, or a good experience.
Summary: . I was really excited about this program coming out and preordered it over a month ago. I am a 30 year old 240 lb male who plays way too many video games. I love watching UFC and MMA and thought that this would be a good program to get me into shape. Unfortantly this program stutters and sputters to the point where it is useless as a workout. This is the first day the program is on the streets so maybe they will fix the problems with a patch soon.
Summary: this game laggs and freezes every two minutes and you get nothing out of it cause you have to stop and wait for the game to start back up. looks like it could be a realy good trainer if they fixed this major issue.
Summary: This is a great idea and when they manage to make the software work and not hang every 30 seconds I'll be happy to buy that version. As it is the only thing it does is frustrate me which is kind of the opposite of a fitness programme in the first place.
Summary: I also really wanted to love this game but I just cant help but compare it to real life. Join a martial arts/fitness club and get real. One word of advice, dont do power punches and kicks into thin air, it will ruin your joints later in life, with early arthritis. When you punch/kick into thin air think speed no power. A lot of simulated bag work again cant compare to real life kick bag. Buy one, you can get hanging ones, free standing ones etc.
Summary: If you are looking for a game that makes your eyes turn green in frustration then this would be it. There are so many bad things about this game I don't know where to start. Like lots of other people have already stated. The fitness test is a waste of time it doesn't pick up every rep unless you strain your neck to look at the arrows that prompt you which could cause a serious neck injury when doing a press up.
Summary: I barely even got through the initial fitness set up with my temper intact at the sheer irritability that the game induces. What got me most was how most of the existing reviews say how easy the game control is which was a major part of my purchase decision. It really isn't easy at all! Okay, some of the regular controls are slightly easier.