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|Play a game, stay fit. EA sports active for the Wii platform has made fitness as simple as that. This sports game developed in collaboration with fitness experts, including Bob Greene, is just a blessing in disguise for people who despise sweating out in the gym. EA Sports active has got preset fitness programs to suit your body type and fitness level. Featuring a wide variety of interactive activities combined into a circuit that target both the upper and lower body as well as cardio-respiratory fitness, EA sports active makes for a complete workout program. Boasting of a multiplayer option supporting up to 2 players this Sports game on the Wii makes the perfect setting for an in-house competition.|
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Average review score based on 293 user reviews
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The item is perfect overall, and the price is the most attractive part
Great for Wii, great game
Balance Board Use
You ARE able to use the balance board with this game. For the sports drills it made me (uncoordinated as I am) less accurate but it did incorporate more total body usage. For instance, in baseball when you catch you do a side lunge before you reach up or out to catch the ball. There is an option to use the balance board with all the sports drills. I haven't seen any resistance exercises that used the balance board though.
High Intensity Exercises
There are some hi-intensity or slightly more advanced strength exercises included such as jumping lunges, jumping squats, squat and hold, side to side jumps, bicep curl with shoulder press, bicep curl with kickback, lateral raise with row, etc.
After setting up the resistance band and leg strap (easy, took 2 minutes tops) I had to set up a profile. There was great variety on how personalized you can make your avatar look with very cool outfits to choose from. It doesnt let you really change the height of your avatar or age (in appearance) so when I set up avatars for my kids, they looked like adults. You set your goals such as how many calories you want to burn over a period of x number of days, how many workouts you want to complete per week or month, and how many hours you want to workout per week or month. I was surprised it didnt include weight loss goals but then I guess it would have to assume you have the balance board and it tries to stay away from that.
30 Day Challenge
I chose the 30 day challenge simply because it seemed like the quickest way to get started. The range of activities was really astounding and I enjoyed the entire workout. It was great to have the game give feedback on form. Before you do every exercise the first time, it automatically shows you a video on proper form. While I was familiar with most of the exercises, the videos are useful because it shows you how to hold the remote for each exercise. You can skip them if you really want. After you watch them the first time, you don't have to see it again. The exercises included cardio, sports drills, resistance upper and lower exercises and track. Even if you choose the 30 day challenge, you can still just select individual workouts as well, but I found the challenge to be a great motivator because it will take me through all of the exercises...not just my favorites.
After dominating the gaming industry for over 2 years, Nintendo is poised once again to “K.O.” the competition.
As some industry experts were silently whispering the eulogy of the Wii in late March, the folks at Nintendo were surely whispering something else under the breath—we’ll see. Yes, Wii sales did slip a little as 2009 began—despite the fact Nintendo released 50 million consoles earlier this year to ease the ever present shortage.Partially accounting for this was the hype surrounding the PS3 from Sony, and the growing following of the Xbox 360, especially the 360 Elite. These systems—boasting arguably better graphics that the Wii games to date—seem to have a steady following, especially with the younger crowd. However, those who prematurely wrote off the Wii perhaps didn’t pay full attention to the HUGE success of the Wii Fit.Nintendo execs, however, clearly saw colossal potential in the new niche of Fitness Gaming—which they alone created. And they are running with it.Clearly, what sets the Wii apart from other systems is the movement aspect.The incorporation of this into the Fit paid huge dividends for Nintendo, as it has quickly become one of the systems top selling games/accessories. Users can do a variety of different exercises on the Fit balance board—from Yoga to Endurance building. Each activity has an indicator showing the user the correct distribution of weight on the board. The Wii Fit’s graphics are typical of Nintendo games which are intended for the whole family-not overly impressive but user friendly and non-offensive.
With the release of EA Sports Active in early May, Nintendo definitely seems to be building on the success of the Fit—and improving on its “shortcomings” EA Sports Active—developed in collaboration with Fitness Trainer Bob Green—boasts markedly improved Graphics than previous games. Also, this game is definitely is the “next level” of Fitness when compared with the Wii Fit. The game is compatible with the Wii fit Board, although it is not required. Whereas the Fit focused a lot on Yoga and toning, EA Sports Active’s primary focus is aerobic. Further, it’s activities can be adjusted for a more intense workout than Wii Fit’s. With 25 different activities, users can keep it fresh. Users can run on a track, shoot some hoop, do some work on a heavy bag or do some in-line skating, just to name a few.
While users can manually pick single exercises, the best feature on the game is the ability to set up a custom exercise program with up to 9 different activities-and choose the difficulty level. An added motivator of this game is the 30-Day Challenge, which features famous “Trainer of Oprah” Bob Green. Users can also work out with a friend, keep a journal with a calendar, tracks calories, and has a nutrition segment.Also, the Graphics are noticeably better than those found on the Wii Fit—and other previous games.. Gone are the faceless Miis and the “happy” graphics—Users will definitely notice the “serious” tone and the much improved visuals of EA Sports Active. After using this game for a week, one can see how EA Sports Active has quickly become one of the best selling Nintendo game/accessory in a short period of time. A Sports Active is an excellent complement to the Wii Fit, as those who master the Fit can move on to the more difficult activities.Thus, the Wii definitely has earned the title “undisputed champ” of Fitness Gaming
I love the challenge of this workout. I am in my late 50s and did not want to be in a gym so turned to the Wii for my exercise regimen. I have been using Wii Fit Plus and love it but needed a bit more of a challenge and this one fits the bill. It has a great flow and changes quickly so you don't get bored with the workout. I chose the 30 day challenge and am very pleased. I use my Wii Fit Balance Board but one can workout without it. I was a bit hesitant in the use of the resistance band in stretching it to the limit but so far it has worked great. This program displays the estimated calories you are burning as you go. Great incentive to keep pushing. Another feature after a few days workout is I knew which exercises I might want to eliminate that day and can easily remove them from the day's session. I had to do this when I used it 4 days in a row and was too sore for the lunges. I need to find a way to keep the leg strap more secure on my thigh. Not all the time but every so often it slips.
A few months ago, I invested in the new Wii Fit, hoping that I could finally get myself into an excercise routine. However, after about a week, a lost the motivation to continue given the lackluster excercises and lack of routines.
Fortunately, Wii Active is everything that Wii Fit wasn't (and then some)!
I've only had Wii Active for about a week now, but I can honestly say that this game makes me sweat and feel the burn. Also, it provides good incentive to keep going...
+ AUTOMATIC ROUTINES - As someone who doesn't frequent the gym, I must say I wouldn't know where to begin as far as developing a routine. Fortunately, this game has a LONG list of preset workouts for you to follow. Unlike Wii Fit, it jumps you right into the next excercise without clicking a bunch of stuff. This keeps your heart rate up and frustration down.
+ IT WORKS - OK, I can't officially claim this yet as I'm barely a week into it, but I work up a sweat, my muscles ache, and I feel much more energized than I did just a few days ago. I'm confident that this trend will continue through the next several weeks/months.
+ CO-OP PLAY - Even though the game fails to give you an extra set of workout equipment, you can still play a few of the exercises with a friend. It provides a nice break from the solo routine.
+ VERY CUSTOMIZABLE - Nearly EVERYTHING in this game is customizable: your profile character can be changed to look like you, you can create your OWN workout routine, you can change the difficulty of the workout, heck, you can even change what music plays in the background! There should be no two Wii Active's in the world that are identical.
+ WII BOARD COMPATIBLE - If you have your Wii Fit board (like me), some of the exercises can utilize it to enchance the feel/workout. However, unlike Wii Fit, the board (in my opinion), is NOT a critical piece to the game. So, don't feel obligated to buy a board just for this game.
+ INCENTIVES - Lots of trophies to earn and your given goals to meet each week for your 30-day routine. Lots of incentive to play again and again!
- OFF-AND-ON REMOTE DETECTION - I have a few issues with the Wii remote not being detected during a certain excercise or two. For example, when I lift my arm up and down, it doesn't detect me moving it down. I must say that this is rather minor and that 95%+ of all moves are flawlessly shown in real time. It just gets a tad frustrating when your running low on energy to repeat a move again and again.
- ROUTINE-CENTERED - On one of my 'rest days', I tried to just play a few of the many games offered by Wii Active (rather than a full workout). Unfortunately, it is set up more for an 30-minute excercise routine, rather than a 5-minute play-for-fun routine (like Wii Fit). Still, I was able to customize a routine in order to play what I wanted.
So, does Wii Active completely eliminate the need for a gym membership? Probably not. However, does it provide me with a good workout routine right in the comfort of my own home? Absolutely.
Those who were dissapointed wit the Wii Fit results, should give the video game workout genre one more chance. While I'm still young in my workout, I'm feeling results.
And for someone who'd rather play games than visit the gym, this is a rare chance for me to do both and better myself. Besides, who wants to use sweaty exercise equipment anyway...?
My wife and I love this game. It is very easy to use, with instructional videos and an on screen character to follow while doing the exercises or the different sports. You can choose from either a set routine or create your own. It has different difficulty levels as you progress in getting healthier, so you can make it harder as you go. There is a 30-day challenge where the workouts get harder each day that you use it, you are rewarded with trophies as you reach goals.
I would say that this game is more for adults wanting to get into shape or stay active. My first workout was on the easy level and I was sweating and my heart rate was definately up during the workout.
You can have up to 2 people exercising at a time, with a split screen feature.
The only drawbacks I can find is that the game only comes with 1 resistance band and 1 leg strap used to hold the nunchuck. To purchase another set of these adds $20.00 to the purchase price. I also had trouble keeping the leg strap on my leg, it would fall to my ankle in the middle of an exercise.
I would rate this game/workout rountine as excellent!! The drawbacks are only minimal, compared with the cardio and other beneficial exercises it provides.