Excerpt: For too long the general perception of gamers has been that of a bunch of couch potatoes with greasy hair and generally slobbish behaviour – I say this in the past tense as things have certainly changed a lot lately.
Summary: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 focuses on connectivity. Using Kinect and Xbox Live, you connect with other players with similar weight loss or exercise goals so you can better arrange group workouts or trade tips and advice.
Excerpt: Last fall’s Your Shape: Fitness Evolved was simple but effective — its squat-happy nature made our quads burn all through prime ham/turkey/turducken season. After a while, though, we got a little bored with it, even after grabbing its New Year, New You DLC. (Hey, don’t judge.
Pros: + Even wider variety of activities than the first game, with more intensity levels., + Refreshed menu system allows you to jump into the action much faster.
Cons: ? What’s with the bipolar voiceovers when you leave Kinect’s field of view?
Conclusion: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is a great start for Kinect fitness titles and demonstrates that, with just a little more focus and direction, the Xbox will soon be providing the perfect way to get fit in the comfort of your home.
Conclusion: The last achievement requires that you subscribe to an online event to obtain. So far these "online events" are not available on the website and to my knowledge do not have a release date. In short YS:FE is a great way to work out and get in shape in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Conclusion: IMO, this game really helps, i felt a 2 day burn after a semi-long Bootcamp workout. As for achievements, theyll all pop eventually if you do each class, workout etc. Calorie burning may take a while, but if serious about this, youll get it:) (only cheevo im having issues with is the join event one,...
Summary: The Wii and Wii Fit introduced a workout craze that swept the world... for about a week and now balance boards are cluttering up closets. Microsoft's motion control device, Kinect, and Ubisoft's exercise title Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is the next step in the videogame workout genre.
Excerpt: In the interests of full disclosure, this review is written by someone who has little love for SingStar: Sony’s Digital Rights Management, or DRM, for the SingStar titles is the most restrictive on the planet. Once you’ve bought a song, you’re just getting that song for that PS3.