Ok since currently im
spending trying to spend quite a bit of time on this “game” I thought I would write my views or mini review.
This is one “game” that I would love to see Zero Punctuation review to see what he thinks about it, but since he doesn’t do requests, so don’t ask him! and I can’t see him doing it really, but you never know.
Anyway I got WiiFit almost two weeks ago with the intention on spending a lot of time on it as over the past year I have pretty much let myself go, especially whilst sat at home every day looking for a job snacking because I was bored… not good. So yes, I hate myself for it… I’m overweight 😦 which is what WiiFit told me when I registered myself onto it, which in turn made my Mii character fat, a nice (and slightly embarrassing) feature but I think it helps the player more determined to make his or her Mii thin again, and in turn themselves. This is also helped by the fact your daily body test records your results on an easy to read graph which tells you your BMI, Weight, Wii Age, and Wii Cash earned. The Wii Age is determined by your body test results (Which gives you your BMI and weight) and how well you do in a couple of balance tests and the Wii Cash is basically just how long you have spent on the training games and apart from unlocking more activities and games they don’t seem to do anything else.
These are split into 4 categories, Yoga, Muscle, Aerobic and Balance, the Yoga and some Muscle I would say are best left until you have used WiiFit for a few weeks… well if your like me, if you are one of those people who are already fit, go for it. But anyway the games range from step boxing to jogging to snowboarding and are all quite fun, I do like the jogging, and there is a great feature when you unlock the free jogging activity where you set the run time to 10, 20 or 30 minutes and you can switch the channel to a tv channel and watch that whilst the Wii remote guides you with its speaker on how your doing and how long is left. Really liked that, apart from I was knackered after the run.
but what about the board!!!!
I was very surprised by how heavy the board is, but that’s a good thing, helps stop the board accidentally moving around when your on it, not that it will with the 4 big rubber feet it has so its going nowhere no matter what surface you put it on, it is quite big so storing it some place can be a bit tricky but it can fit under things easily and it has two carry handles so transporting it about isn’t too bad. I’m impressed by the board, it does respond to small inputs you make so whatever is inside it works a treat.
Overall I’m really please I got this and I do think it will help with weight loss and general fitness, I still plan on going to an actual gym and/or running, but for those days when its raining or your pressed for time WiiFit is easily accessible and the body check is great for tracking your progress.
I do think I have sounded like this is the best thing to be made ever but no, it does have its downsides for one, the voice of the BalanceBoard (yes it talks) is kinda cute at first in the normal nintendo way but could get irritating after a while, and the games could run out soon, but there are quite a few of them, and from what I have read today NAMCO BANDAI have announced Family Ski which will include optional balance board support so its nice to see that other developers are making use of the board, maybe in the future we will see surfing? skateboarding? snowboarding… err that’s all I can come up with…. crowd surfing could be another perhaps!??