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Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout – The good
- The game mimics Your Shape technology by incorporating your whole body as a shadow in the game, it is not as clear as Your Shape, but it works for the most part
- This game is awesome for people that are really overweight and that’s what it’s really intended for
- Has a lot of different excercises including floor and jogging/running
- Does a video diary in kinect quality, but overall not bad
Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout – The not so good
- If you are just looking to stay in shape and are already fit, this may not be the game for you – it throws out a lot of basic excercises that fit people can do no problem, but overweight people would have an issue with and it let’s you proceed if you are doing something wrong, whereas Your Shape and EASA basically stop until you do it right
- Jillian and Bob look awful and voices were taken from the show and filtered, not actually recorded for the game
- There’s no upbeat music to workout with, it’s more of mellow and laid back
- The graphics are ok, with the subpar graphics its more dull
Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout – Story
No story mode, but there is a personalized fitness mode or choose some pre-created fitness programs. I only seen the show once, but I am suprised the game is not like the show or even have it like the show. It has some features here and there, but true fans of the show will be disappointed.
Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout – Kinect experience
Kinect works well with the game, probably due to putting your whole image in the game instead of just tracking points. The problem I ran into is with the floor excercises you need a lot of room especially if you are tall. Where EASA allows you to face the TV when doing floor excercises, this one makes you turn to the left or right and I have pretty long legs in a small area and it was very cramped, it did work for the most part however due to the lack of space.
Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout – Graphics
The graphics are sub par, I would call it even with EASA 2, although EASA is a smidge better. Jillian and Bob look awful however.
Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout – Gameplay
From my overall feel of the game, I apologize if anyone is offended, but a lot of the excercises are geared more towards overweight people. There are excercises involved that are very basic such as maintaining your balance, where it would be simple for fit people, but quite difficult if you are heavier. I feel this game would be awesome for those that want to be on the show, it starts you out very slow and basic, so you won’t be killing yourself trying to keep up with these other types of fitness games.
It also allows you to do video diaries of your journey, more or less for your own journal, but it’s kind of cool because a month later you can look back on your diaries and see exactly what you looked like before and now.
It does also have more advanced excercising later down the road, more than likely to keep you in shape after you lost all the weight. This comes to my review title, it isn’t for everyone. If you are in shape and fit, and just want to keep in shape, you will only want this game if you like the show, as the advanced excercises are fine for the most part but it is normal basic stuff, cardio boxing, yoga, stretching, running/jogging, etc. But if you want all the normal stuff, I found Your Shape to be more enjoyable.
Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout – Multiplayer options
I didn’t go into the multiplayer, however from what I looked at briefly, it does allow 2 player simulataneous people to workout. You can also compete on Xbox Live and have your own Biggest Loser contest, so there is some fun there if you want to workout with friends.
Overall it’s not a bad game, but again I will re-iterate, it’s not for everyone. I didn’t find it as enjoyable as Your Shape or EASA 2 but it’s not bad, it’s really targeting a specific crowd and not everyone. Hope this review helps again!
This review is based on a retail copy of the Xbox 360 version of The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout
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