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[Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
11-05-2010, 09:24 AM (This post was last modified: 02-13-2011 11:43 PM by Clemens.)
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[Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved

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  • Official site http://yourshapegame.us.ubi.com/
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Genre: Fitness
  • Modes: Multiplayer, Training
  • Players: 4
  • Online Features: Achievements, Content Download
  • Kinect Features: 1-4 Player
  • Kinect Activity Level: Standing - Active
  • Uses avatars?: No
  • Age group: 18+

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - The good
  • Super accurate, can even do a skeletal scan of you
  • Tons of things for you to do
  • Most realistic fitness program I have ever used
  • Cheaper than a gym, cheaper than a personal trainer

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - The not so good
  • This isn't a game, it's a fitness program suited to your needs
  • More than likely, this program will not "buff" you up...it does recommend using weights however, but this is more to stay in shape
  • Multiple players in the same box is quirky
  • Supposably it has 4 player support, no idea how this works...

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - Kinect experience
Kinect is very accurate with this program. If your knees aren't high enough, it complains. If you aren't bending low enough, it complains. It doesn't make you do any pushups or situps or anything but it does cover everything else.

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - Graphics
There really aren't any graphics to the game. This is a fitness workout program so graphics are really not necessary. It is though very futuristic and I love it. It's more geometric shapes and your image is made out of whatever material the fitness world is made out of. The trainers are life like looking however.

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - Gameplay
The program has 3 main activities, you have a personal training program which it recommends different things for you to do per day, an actual fitness program, either Zen which I believe is like Yoga, or kickboxing/martial arts workouts and gym activities which allow you to break blocks, hula-hoop, play a balancing game and some other things. The program does keep track of how many calories you burn during a session and recommends your next goal after you meet your current one. Compared to Wii Fit, I think it blows it out of the water based on functionality. Wii Fit is more colorful, but this thing is just so realistic it's great.

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - Multiplayer options
We tried to get the multiplayer to work, but it kept cancelling one or the other out. I will probably try this again, but when it tells you to choose the number of players, it gives you the option of 4. I was not aware Kinect could detect 4 players, and I wasn't able to test that either.

Conclusion
If you want to stay in shape over the winter, you can get this to keep daily prognosis of your goals. If you just want to dance your sweat off, then Dance Central would just fine. This is for people who seriously want to get fit or whatever their real goal may be. It analyzes everything about you and is very accurate. Also the wife picked up on this immediately, she loved how easy it was to navigate and how much it actually makes you do, and she never uses the xbox so women do like this.

More Your Shape Fitness Evolved
available at launch: November 4th, 2010, by Ubisoft and Respondesign
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11-23-2010, 02:16 AM
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(11-22-2010 06:24 PM)UndgnfiedWrshpr Wrote:  In personal training there are some short spats of jogging. I can't seem to get in rhythm on the leg extension thing where you lift your knee and then put your foot back, lift your knee put your leg to the side (forgot the name of it). I swear I'm doing it at the same pace as the trainer. Is anyone else having an issue with the rhythm?

yep was having the exact same issue yesterday, the trainer really wants you to pump the knee back towards your waist between side step and back step. This is a hard one to do as I loose balance.


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11-23-2010, 07:08 AM
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(11-22-2010 06:24 PM)UndgnfiedWrshpr Wrote:  In personal training there are some short spats of jogging. I can't seem to get in rhythm on the leg extension thing where you lift your knee and then put your foot back, lift your knee put your leg to the side (forgot the name of it). I swear I'm doing it at the same pace as the trainer. Is anyone else having an issue with the rhythm?
Thank you for the information. Does it shows the number of Kilometers run or number of calories burned?
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12-04-2010, 06:26 PM
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ZeeMan- what about the Biggest Loser Game. I am a huge fan of the show so was thinking about getting the game but I want a game that will be fun but also keep me in shape. I will probably not get EA Active due to the expense but I am having difficulty on deciding between Biggest Loser and Your Shape.
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12-04-2010, 07:58 PM
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I will actually have Biggest Loser on Monday if you can wait until then Smile

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12-04-2010, 10:41 PM (This post was last modified: 12-04-2010 10:44 PM by hendrickx.)
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(11-23-2010 02:16 AM)berva Wrote:  
(11-22-2010 06:24 PM)UndgnfiedWrshpr Wrote:  In personal training there are some short spats of jogging. I can't seem to get in rhythm on the leg extension thing where you lift your knee and then put your foot back, lift your knee put your leg to the side (forgot the name of it). I swear I'm doing it at the same pace as the trainer. Is anyone else having an issue with the rhythm?

yep was having the exact same issue yesterday, the trainer really wants you to pump the knee back towards your waist between side step and back step. This is a hard one to do as I loose balance.

Ah, the tap side, tap back. Make sure not to put any weight on the moving leg. it does take a bit of practice, and I like to wear shoes on this one, otherwise I seem to hurt the outside side of my big toes on the taps to the side.
(11-23-2010 07:08 AM)masiullah Wrote:  
(11-22-2010 06:24 PM)UndgnfiedWrshpr Wrote:  In personal training there are some short spats of jogging. I can't seem to get in rhythm on the leg extension thing where you lift your knee and then put your foot back, lift your knee put your leg to the side (forgot the name of it). I swear I'm doing it at the same pace as the trainer. Is anyone else having an issue with the rhythm?
Thank you for the information. Does it shows the number of Kilometers run or number of calories burned?

Calories burned, but the running is a part of the overall routine. For example in the "Light and Easy" Routine, there's an exercise called the Z Step, then Flying Jog (running whilst flapping your arms, all in time to the beat), Z Step (again), Tap Side Tap Back (on both sides), Open-close (kind of an open squat with arms out), normal squats, side to side lunges, and then the series repeats.

I don't know that there's a way just to play the jogging/running portion of it.

Does that help?
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12-05-2010, 01:33 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
(12-04-2010 10:41 PM)hendrickx Wrote:  
(11-23-2010 02:16 AM)berva Wrote:  
(11-22-2010 06:24 PM)UndgnfiedWrshpr Wrote:  In personal training there are some short spats of jogging. I can't seem to get in rhythm on the leg extension thing where you lift your knee and then put your foot back, lift your knee put your leg to the side (forgot the name of it). I swear I'm doing it at the same pace as the trainer. Is anyone else having an issue with the rhythm?

yep was having the exact same issue yesterday, the trainer really wants you to pump the knee back towards your waist between side step and back step. This is a hard one to do as I loose balance.

Ah, the tap side, tap back. Make sure not to put any weight on the moving leg. it does take a bit of practice, and I like to wear shoes on this one, otherwise I seem to hurt the outside side of my big toes on the taps to the side.
(11-23-2010 07:08 AM)masiullah Wrote:  
(11-22-2010 06:24 PM)UndgnfiedWrshpr Wrote:  In personal training there are some short spats of jogging. I can't seem to get in rhythm on the leg extension thing where you lift your knee and then put your foot back, lift your knee put your leg to the side (forgot the name of it). I swear I'm doing it at the same pace as the trainer. Is anyone else having an issue with the rhythm?
Thank you for the information. Does it shows the number of Kilometers run or number of calories burned?

Calories burned, but the running is a part of the overall routine. For example in the "Light and Easy" Routine, there's an exercise called the Z Step, then Flying Jog (running whilst flapping your arms, all in time to the beat), Z Step (again), Tap Side Tap Back (on both sides), Open-close (kind of an open squat with arms out), normal squats, side to side lunges, and then the series repeats.

I don't know that there's a way just to play the jogging/running portion of it.

Does that help?

Thank you very much Smile
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02-08-2011, 07:14 PM (This post was last modified: 02-14-2011 03:41 AM by legreffer.)
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
Here's a wiki for YourShare with interesting information : Wikia

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