I'll admit that I haven't given this game much time- I'm renting through the fitness titles to find something that compliments or surpasses Your Shape-Fitness Evolved (which was released at the launch of Kinect, so everyone tried it first, and I'll admit is occasionally flaky).
I didn't enjoy this game because it is really a dance fitness title to dull royalty-free sub-techno music. It was released on all three platforms at once. I think the version was optimised for the PS3 as it projects your full colour image onto the screen, but does little else. It can recognise that you are vaguely twirling, but wasn't bothered for a full 10 minutes that I sat down and did nothing while the loud mouthed northern lass barked orders and floated around, going through a bewildering number of different light dance movements. The power of Kinect as demonstrated in Your Shape FE is that it can map your body movements and extol you to squat lower or raise your arms. I felt ignored. The beginners routine lasted for 30 minutes and wasn't really much better than a traditional non- interactive fitness video. And I supposedly burned 12 extra calories while she cooled down.
Now you may be a fan of Ms B (personally my indifference has taken a negative turn). You may be just looking to bounce around. I'm not- I'm looking for exercises which build in complexity and build some muscle (it's slowly working). I peeked at the "exercise" section- the repeats started with a base of 32! The heavily fluttering hand menus annoyed me, the lack of choice annoyed me, the fact that the programmers put more effort into selecting naff backgrounds such as a luxury yacht moored on the Nile annoyed me (especially as the Nile Crocodile is extinct in those waters, else I'd have shoved her in). You may like pink and like to be told at the end of a session that you can now have a biscuit and some fruit.
The title is released with and without fitness bands. Theoretically it allows you to add weights etc to the exercises. According to the review of the Wii version if you tell it that the exercise was too easy then it ups the intensity. So it reacts- but really doesn't use the power of the Kinect.
Not for me.
on 31 May 2011
Recently bought this game and it is amazing. At the start you create a profile, input all your details then select what area you want to work on wether it be tummy or arms. It also had the added benefit of including exercise equipment. ie Wrist weights, step and included with this game resistance band.
Included in the work out it counts down your calories burned and also encourages you to carry on and lets you know when you are doing it correctly. You can either do a daily work out plan which you created or just a exercise.
Worth every penny. 10/10 xxx