Your Shape Fitness Evolved
Dan: Unlike software packages such as Wii Fit and EA Sports Active, which require hardware such as the Wii Balance Board or Nunchuck leg holster, Your Shape Fitness Evolved requires nothing but a willing body, and therefore may be easier to both get into and stick with. The trippy graphics and personal training sessions are engaging, but like most Kinect games, it takes forever to get started.
Scott: I've been itching to get into a fitness game and try to burn a few pounds off, and though Wii Sports Plus is an admirable package, the awkward and sometimes inaccurate aerobics coaching always bothered me. Your Shape's motion tracking solves the problem, offering remarkably astute corrections during exercises. It still amounts to largely uninspiring calisthenics, but the "Minority Report"-influenced way Your Shape tracks your body without requiring peripherals makes it a far easier fitness game to commit to. It does take quite a bit of open space, however, and I often found myself pushing the limits of my tiny living room.
November 3, 2010 9:00 PM PDT
Photo by: Microsoft
| Caption by: Dan Ackerman, Scott Stein
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