Friday, July 09, 2010

Video game number one hundred and ninety nine: Wii Fit Plus

Video game review number one hundred and ninety nine in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is "Wii Fit Plus"

Wii Fit has an interesting way of making you feel like you suck at life. I bought the original years ago, and haven't played it in quite awhile. When I booted up the sequel today, it loaded my previous save and proceeded to scold me.

"Welcome to Wii Fit Josh, we haven't seen you in 740 days".
"You had a goal last time you played, and it looks like you haven't met that goal".

Then it told me I was overweight, had the body of a 49 year old, said I had no friends and that nobody likes me. Nintendo: Now you're playing with power.

There are quite a few more mini-games to play this time around, and I enjoyed trying a few of the new ones. There was a boxing step aerobics sort of thing, and then a river game where you try to balance a bubble and keep it away from the edges. My favorite was probably one from the old version..the hula hoop thing. It's pretty cool when you get 3 or 4 hoops going at the same time.

It was around 85 degrees when I played this, so I only played for about 30 minutes or so. In that time, I was able to try a bunch of mini-games and burn a couple of hundred calories. I'm thinking of keeping this one instead of returning it to Gamefly, because they're offering to sell it to me for only 17.99. That's the same price Gamestop is offering online, except with Gamefly, I've already got the game in my house and the shipping of the case and manual is free. :-)

Overall Score? 7/10. As far as exercise games go, this is about the best one I've ever played (unless you count DDR games). I'm sure that will change when Kinect comes out this fall, but for now...this is kind of a nice game to have around.

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