LoginRegister
Nintendo Wii / Wii U Forum
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: Wii Fit Preview

  1. #1
    Senior Member CantGetAWii's Avatar
    Member #
    9325
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    WiiChat
    Posts
    6,418
    Friends
    33
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    3099-0319-5478-2979

    Wii Fit Preview

    The next Nintendo craze is just around the corner - here's our first impressions...


    It simply shouldn’t happen. Videogames are famed for turning kids into overweight, slovenly lay-abouts with zero motivation; the act of playing them is supposed to pile on the pounds, not shed them off.

    However, having blown away all reasonable expectations with the Wii and (allegedly) helped to keep our minds in check with the best-selling Brain Training series, Nintendo is keen to change this preconception with Wii Fit, a videogame that not only entertains but also keeps you in prime physical condition.

    The game was released before Christmas in Japan and has quickly stormed to the top of the sales charts. It comes complete with yet another unique Wii peripheral in the shape of the Balance Board. This pressure sensitive device can pick up even the slightest movement and change in posture and is the ultimately the key to Wii Fit’s appeal.


    The Balance Board

    Initial reports regarding this innovative accessory were worrying – many people said it would be too light and would end up skidding across wooden floors. Others said it wouldn’t accommodate heavier gamers (and we know there’s a lot of those around) and many questioned the build quality of the device.

    Now it’s finally here we can confirm the Balance Board is a triumph of typically robust Nintendo engineering. It’s certainly heavier than we expected and is unlikely to fly across the room should you accidentally kick it during some particularly vigorous exercise. Although Nintendo recommend that no one over 136kg steps onto the board, we’re pretty sure the company is erring on the side of caution (although please don’t hold us to that – we don’t really want thousands of busted Balance Boards on our conscience). As for the technology itself, the sensitivity of the Board is nothing short of breathtaking. It accurately senses even the slightest change in weight distribution and marks yet another brilliant piece of Nintendo hardware.


    The Games


    Unsurprisingly the actual games contained within Wii Fit are short and sweet, much like those seen in the all-conquering Wii Sports. What you have here is an assortment of 40 different activites based in four key areas: muscle conditioning, aerobics, yoga and balance. The tasks themselves are pretty simple but as we’ve come to expect from the Big N they’re well conceived and aren’t going to get too dull too soon.

    For those of you that worry about Wii Fit turning you into a sweaty, breathless wreck the fact that some of the tasks are actually quite laid back should come as welcome news. Like most good exercise, various events in Wii Fit are actually aimed at improving muscle control, co-ordination and reaction time rather than tiring you out physically.


    In an evolution of the fitness mode seen in Wii Sports, your performance in each of these areas is noted on your performance chart where you can find out what your 'Wii fitness age' is as well as getting depressed by the fact that you're well over on your BMI (Body Mass Index). This is where Wii Fit becomes both scary and devastatingly brilliant at the same time; here is a game that tells invariably tells you that you’re overweight but then offers a tangible reward scheme to encourage you to do something about it.

    The Verdict

    We’ve recently seen Brain Training get something of a kicking from scientists that take issue with claims that it can improve your intelligence, and to be perfectly honest we can see the same thing happening with Wii Fit. This game is not going to replace trips to the gym; the tasks on offer are nowhere near as demanding as a proper workout but it’s still arguably better than nothing and what’s more it’s actually entertaining and enjoyable (whereas the idea of spending hours in a leisure centre populated by oiled-up bodybuilders definitely isn’t).

    Questioning if Wii Fit will repeat its impressive Japanese commercial performance here in the West is kind of like asking if it’s going to get dark tonight; it’s inevitable. This is a product that will capture the minds of Wii owners worldwide, no matter what gender or age they happen to be. To put it bluntly this is a licence to print money for Nintendo, as if the company doesn’t have enough of those already.
    Wii Fit Screenshot

    There’s no word on US/UK pricing as yet although with the Japanese price roughly working out to about £35/$70, it would be reasonable to expect something around £49.99 in the UK and around $69.99-$79.99 in the States.
    Cheaper than I thought it was going to be, so thats a plus I get.
    Still unsure about this one myself.

    Source:
    http://www.nintendolife.com/previews...t_by_duddyroar

    CantGetAWii
    ProudWii60Owner


    'I don't want to go back, I want a new day & age.'


    Retired Moderator-[PM]


    Brawl FC: 4682-8172-0512 [PM for add]
    Quote Originally Posted by Sumn0ob
    So all we have to do to become mods is be online all time I can do that on break which is now

  2. #2
    WiiChat Member Cleofis336's Avatar
    Member #
    45163
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    33
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    8338-4834-9712-3757
    i wonder if gamestop is taking pre-orders. ha!

  3. #3
    the guy below- HES BACK!! Wiitime's Avatar
    Member #
    2290
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,409
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    1405-1695-6567-5492
    i might consider getting this
    Mario Strikers Charged Code 034466 539783

    If you add me, let me know and i will add u..
    BRAWL CODE-2921 8742 9329

    Spoiler Alert!

  4. #4
    FEMALEGAMERDON'TB ALARMED borabora00's Avatar
    Member #
    43426
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    180
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    3733-5588-4673-7319
    in case if anyone was wondering 136kg = 299.828677 pounds
    {F*** THE GRAPHICS JUST PLAY THE DAMN GAME}

  5. #5
    The Cool T3-SP1's Avatar
    Member #
    45128
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    13
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    2422-9010-2309-2553
    Wii Fit sounds liek Wii Sh*t if you ask me..
    but i know i'll end up buying it anyways...so w/e
    NAME the GAME

    I'll Beat You

  6. #6
    Welcome to the Good Life Desi_Wii_G's Avatar
    Member #
    32144
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    370
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    8914-3870-7184-8437
    Sounds like a cool family thing, but when you are alone you can get bored easily. Do you really think a person can loose weight off of this?... Thats would be pretty cool and I guess we can expect a lot of Wii Fit weight loss videos on Youtube.

    Brawl Friend Code:0559-6444-7466
    Name For Brawl: SanMN
    PM Me If You Add Me!


  7. #7
    Junior Member tomii's Avatar
    Member #
    16149
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    im a lazy sod, so umm no for me.

  8. #8
    WiiChat Member iamreptar's Avatar
    Member #
    44414
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    144
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    Quote Originally Posted by borabora00
    in case if anyone was wondering 136kg = 299.828677 pounds

  9. #9
    WiiChat Member Lastking23's Avatar
    Member #
    37638
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    127
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    5382-7503-5475-5536
    Quote Originally Posted by borabora00
    in case if anyone was wondering 136kg = 299.828677 pounds
    didn't that one 7 year old weigh more than 300 pounds? hopefully she won't be thinking of buying wii fit.

  10. #10
    Banned miiwiiwii's Avatar
    Member #
    42641
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hoover
    Posts
    252
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    1026-7977-4441-8732
    wiifit is goin 2 b awesome now have an excuse with my girl why she should work out wit me. im a little crazy wit workin out my girlfrind got mad b/c i made her a mile and lift a few weights with me after eating that big christmas dinner.lol she jumped on me with anger after we finished. do i need 2 say anything else? shell be happy when i get her this in may her b-dayis in june so lucky me.

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts