Average User Score: 5.9Aug 21, 2012This has quickly become my favorite fitness game hands down. There are only 2 reason this game didn't get a 10. 1. The wretched user interface. It's just a shame that selecting anything on the console takes so long using the fidgety up and down arrows and you have to have your hand back at the neutral position before you can select it. This is greatly mitigated by selecting your workout online where it's nice and easy so the only thing you have to change is your trainer and you can swipe straight through to your workout. 2 There are required pieces of equipment not included. I had to purchase a stability ball and some weights and at some point a resistance band. A bundle including those items at 60 could have worked well as a holiday gift, which is incidentally a far better time to release a game like this THQ. Pros:
Tons of workouts. With every routine I'm doing more and more exercises I haven't done before. There is enough content that it doesn't feel repetitive so far unlike many other fitness titles I've tried. Lot's of different coaches. So much content in here and no DLC to speak of. They really did exceptionally in that regard the only improvement I could think of would be more gyms or locales.
Quick loading times. Initial loading is a bit average but once you are in the game working out load times are snappy and never make me think that I'm losing my heart rate or just getting bored like most other fitness offerings.
Great Tracking. I have sufficient room that I often must come forward to be in the ideal position of the kinect. I have heard accounts of missed reps but you wont find them here. The camera even seems really great at getting me on the ground which is way better than any fitness game I've played hands down. Tracking my progress on my phone and online is neat and also helps to mitigate the woes from the crappy User Interface. If they every release an update fixing the crappy User Interface this game would be a 10 easy.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Oct 10, 2011Positives:
1. PS Eye integration is great. Having a display of yourself really helps in matching your virtual instructor. It's almost like your own mirror in the private gym of your house.
2. I love being able to use my own tunes to work out as well. It really does add something when it's music you enjoy anyway as the music in the game can be quite repetitive sometimes. 3. I was amazed at how physical it was. I was definitely sweating and panting after 4 or 5 exercises. I would recommend this to anyone with a PS3 who wants to get into shape. 4. It's low entry price is awesome($20). I would have payed $40 to $60 for a game of this breadth and caliber 5. Ability to add workouts via DLC, is awesome and doesn't feel like I'm being nickled and dimed as the game was rather inexpensive and content filled to begin with.
6. The ability to set and keep track of your fitness goal and progress definitely make it a winner and give a sense of accomplishment.
Negatives: 1. I was a little disappointed by the move controller integration. It doesn't really add much to most exercises, but I felt having my own little mirror in the camera more than makes up for it as holding a controller would be cumbersome for most exercises anyway
2. It doesn't exactly tell you what to do as in building a regiment auto-magically but choosing exercises with the same icons it shows on your goal and filling those bars with fitness points seems to keep me on track well enough. I just know lots of people cave under the freedom of choice though for me it's no issue.
I don't have any real nitpicks with the game. I can't wait to play more. It feels nice to be sore like this and I really see it helping my overall fitness levels. This comes highly recommended especially for those looking for something on PS3 to help them with their fitness goals. Being uber cheap only helps.… Expand