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Your Shape: Fitness Kinect Review
11-05-2010, 09:24 AM (This post was last modified: 05-04-2011 08:44 PM by Clemens.)
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Your Shape: Fitness Kinect Review
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.

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available at launch: November 4th, 2010, by Ubisoft and Respondesign
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11-05-2010, 10:22 AM
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RE: [You Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic personal training fitness program
Interesting review, do you think you can add weights to your shape? Or will the Kinect then stop detecting you?

Have you try the Yourshape Website? what's that like? Could you add an overall mark at the end of your title? like: [8.5/10] (10 = highest, 1=lowest) Thanks!!

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11-05-2010, 07:21 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
You can actually add hand weights to the workouts, it even recommends it on certain routines. So that does tell me that kinect can still function with objects in hand, which is only going to open the door for another level of realism.

I checked out the website, because I purchased mine at Best Buy Ubisoft provided a water bottle with purchase. More than likely they are going to sell weights, excercise balls and more that go with the program.

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11-05-2010, 07:26 PM (This post was last modified: 11-05-2010 07:27 PM by Clemens.)
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
Wow, cool that it works with weights too!

But does the website show your stats etc? Because there is an entire social element to this game Big Grin

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11-05-2010, 07:28 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
From what it said, the website has all of your stats online. I haven't tried it yet Smile

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11-06-2010, 04:19 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
(11-05-2010 07:21 PM)TheZeeMan Wrote:  You can actually add hand weights to the workouts, it even recommends it on certain routines. So that does tell me that kinect can still function with objects in hand, which is only going to open the door for another level of realism.

I checked out the website, because I purchased mine at Best Buy Ubisoft provided a water bottle with purchase. More than likely they are going to sell weights, excercise balls and more that go with the program.

"Kinect Water" Now there's a moneymaker, lol! Big Grin
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11-06-2010, 04:35 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
LOL I wouldn't doubt it, they are going to market so many things just because of Kinect.

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11-06-2010, 05:49 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
I haven't played it, but from the video Gamespot did, it looked like the 4 player mode came from the gym exercises and each person takes a turn in front of the Kinect.
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11-14-2010, 12:28 AM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
OK, played this one. I'd say 7/10. The exercises are mostly easy o learn, and will kick your couch-potato butt. If you go to a gym once in a while I don't know, but I'm exhausted after 20 minutes with this game. I did play a zen class to cool down and almost like yoga better. Zen is a bit too flowy for my taste.
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11-14-2010, 04:34 AM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
I only gave it an 8 because the controls worked so it's +1 extra for me Tongue

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11-14-2010, 08:19 AM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
(11-14-2010 12:28 AM)hendrickx Wrote:  If you go to a gym once in a while I don't know, but I'm exhausted after 20 minutes with this game.

I don't know how long the exercises are in FE, but I really like working out to DC.

It's like interval training. Go hard for a few minutes, then short rest, go hard, rest, etc. As long as I go all out and don't half-ass any moves, at my (pathetic) level of fitness, it's perfect. Training like this has been shown to be more effective than just doing a steady level of cardio for a long period of time.
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11-14-2010, 12:46 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
Yeah to play multiplayer games on it it is 1 player at a time in the box, but it tracks 4 different scores by using the different body shape and size of the other players.

basically its like dance central 1 in 1 out

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11-14-2010, 05:06 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
(11-14-2010 08:19 AM)fervor Wrote:  
(11-14-2010 12:28 AM)hendrickx Wrote:  If you go to a gym once in a while I don't know, but I'm exhausted after 20 minutes with this game.

I don't know how long the exercises are in FE, but I really like working out to DC.

It's like interval training. Go hard for a few minutes, then short rest, go hard, rest, etc. As long as I go all out and don't half-ass any moves, at my (pathetic) level of fitness, it's perfect. Training like this has been shown to be more effective than just doing a steady level of cardio for a long period of time.

You get 1-2 min of cardio, then a brief (15 seconds?) rest before another 1-2 min of cardio. After 3 rounds of this, there's a longer (30-45 second -- depends on load times) rest before another round of 3. In the light and easy routines, this is how it is for 6 rounds. I can complete all 6 in around 20-25 min if I don't stop the game.

I do like some of the "gym games" -- the mini games bundled. i hope there's more of those, maybe some yoga/pilates in the DLC.
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11-22-2010, 03:28 PM
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RE: [Your Shape: Fitness Evolved] Review: Most realistic fitness program [8/10]
Hi,

I am new to this forum. Looks to me a pretty good fitness game. Can anyone confirm whether this game has jogging/ running exercise.
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11-22-2010, 06:24 PM
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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?

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