Platform: Wii and Xbox
Release date: November 4, 2010
Price: $40, $30
I want to start off by saying that we at GamerFitNation strive to find a healthy balance between gaming and health so when titles such as these come around; we do our best to take a serious look when it comes to reviewing them. With that said, I took a real good look at The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout for Kinect, and Brittany Figaro explored The Biggest Loser: Challenge for Wii.
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
After putting in my info (my goals I wished to achieve with this workout) and welcoming I was impressed with the tie in the Biggest Loser has with Kinect. As it scanned up and down, it came pretty close to guessing my shape. Something I found out that can be tweaked if it was incorrect. Though it cannot show if you lost weight it can detect if you have gone down inches.
A 3D green image of my body appeared on the bottom right side of the screen as Bob a fitness instructor from the biggest loser got me started on the workout. The game was as it showed if I was doing the workout correctly. When is was okay my body was in green. If I was off yellow and completely off I was in red. The games advice on how to perform move can be very helpful, though due to the Kinect’s slight lag my 3D model character was a little off and I failing some of the moves.
|The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout||The Biggest Loser: Challenge|
|Graphic||Though the graphics were simplistic but accuarte when trainers preformed workouts.||Simple, yet I understood what everything was.|
|Lag Time||Small lag time caused me to fail some moves even when performing the correctly.||There was a lag time that sort of turned me off from the game.|
|Recipes||The recipes were healthy but great tasting overall.||There was not a wide variety of recipes. I am a picky eaters and I may have liked three recipes. Wonderful detailed recipes.|
|Workout Level||Chossing the intensity was great. You can chooses thelevel you feel most comfortable with that day||Six different levels of workout. It was nice to choose what kind of workout you wanted to do that day.|
|Calorie Burned||Its not like a gym workout but a nice set of caloriescan be burned overtime.||I did not burn as many calories as I wish to burn for my time. In a thirty minute time at the gym, I normally burn about 430 calories.|
|Encouraging Words from Past Contestant||Past contestants were a great motivator.||It was nice to see the quotes from past contestants. I could not read the whole quotes at times though.|
You can choose the intensity of the workout, which is great for players who want to workup a nice sweat. I was a little worn out after finishing up some of the routines so the challenge is definitely there. Players who find themselves too worn out can stop a routine simply by not moving. This will then end the workout you are currently on. At the end of the week I went against the CPU to see if I was the biggest loser. You don’t have to play every day and you can choose the days that are best for you. You can even play online with friends and workout together using microphones and see who is the biggest loser. I was most impressed by some of the recipes and motivation tips that were given by former biggest losers. This shows that anyone can lose the weight and its a great motivator especially for those who have seen how far the motivators have came and where they are now by watching the shows.