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.
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.
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: Ever since it was first showcased at E3, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved has been high up on my wish list. I envisaged Your Shape potentially being the perfect supplement to my extensive exercise routine, allowing me to combine two of my favourite hobbies.
Conclusion: With the freedom of Kinect and its “You are the controller” mantra, Ubisoft Montreal have taken perfect advantage of this, creating a fitness game that feels like a workout and doesn’t feel out of place in your home.