"From reading CNET's Review, you'd think it was a "3""4.0 starson by tiktok4321
Pros: The Wii Fit program is a very interesting way to get you off your duff and into some activity-focused gaming. It builds on Wii's greatest feature - its interactivity.
Cons: As CNET reviewed, the cons include: The lack of changing Mii's without going all the way to the opening screen; lack of guest mode; lack of online-ness, and lack of multi-player.
Summary: When you use Wii Fit, keep in mind the cost. If you can get it for regular retail, the $90 is worth it; it's less than the cost of two "Class-A" games. The value is in its ability to motiviate the user to perform what I call, stupid little exercises. Stupid, 'cause it's leaning this way or that way. Little because you spend about 2 minutes on each. Exercise because you WILL feel the pain when you're done!
Wii Fit also encourages some of the most interesting demographics to step into the computer age. For instance, when I was at Wal-Mart looking for my unit, the associate (a mid-40s lady) proceeded to tell me how she lost 15 pounds in 1 month (while telling me, no it's not available!).
But my best impression came from watching my 8 year old son (who is super hyper) manage to pull a better "Tree" pose and keep balance than I could. As he pinched the quarter-inch skin of baby fat on his belly and proudly proclaimed "I gotta get rid of this," I couldn't help but crack a smile.
Unfortunately, for our family of 4 (cause the 3 year old can't seem to stand still), a work out can consume two and a half hours (you don't get to count the time between exercises!).
Af for the shortcomings, I don't see why Nintendo can't improve on the workout regiment. It should be able to determine where you are lacking and daily change up your routine to include different exercises, budgeting time between Yoga, Aerobic, Strength and Balance. Regrettably, the most fun activities are also the least productive.
Finally, I would like to encourage everyone to not spend more than you have to on this. You can find one, eventually. Please don't give into "bundles" that include a LOT of useless extras. You don't need a mat, special socks, a belly bag, and the visor hat. If you want them, go for it.
OK - you may want the mat, if nothing else than to just keep from wearing a hole in the carpet where you jog in place. :)