Game Guys review: Fit in Six (Wii version)

10:26 PM, Apr 6, 2011   |    comments
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  • Ubisoft's "Fit in Six" for the Wii.
  • Ubisoft's "Fit in Six" for the Wii.
  • Ubisoft's "Fit in Six" for the Wii.
  • Ubisoft's "Fit in Six" for the Wii.
  • Ubisoft's "Fit in Six" for the Wii.
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It seems that nearly everybody these days have a few pounds they would like to shed and video game companies know it. A fairly lucrative market of fitness-based video games have emerged over the last few years. While many of them promise the moon as far as getting in shape goes, it seems that few truely deliver. Ubisoft's Fit in Six, however, just might be the workout that actually works (assuming, of course, it's used more than once in a while) though it's hardly more than a glorified exercise DVD.

Upon starting the 'game', you enter in your basic stats (height, weight and age) and what your goal is.  Each goal has different daily requirements in order to work towards fulfillment and each of the game's many workouts are worth points towards fulfillment of those requirements (and others).

Fix in Six doesn't utilize weights, yoga balls or even the Wii Balance Board.  Rather, it comes bundled with its own USB webcam-type video camera.  While it doesn't seem to actually have anything to do with how the exercises are performed (ie: the game doesn't score you for matching your on-screen trainer's movements), it does help ensure that you are doing the various exercises correctly by allowing you to see yourself on-screen.

The game has a fairly broad selection of workouts and blows fitness games like Wii Fit out of the water.  Users can choose activities such as core training, dancing and kickboxing.  The idea of earning points towards a daily goal helps to keep you going once you've started.  Of course, just starting can be quite the trick.

While it's not the best-looking game on the Wii (and the soundtrack could use a little work), it's still a good fitness game.  It might not be as advanced as some might like, but that's what gyms are for.  The game does lack a calorie counter but it's hard to see just how that would be accurate to begin with.

Those who want to feel a little burn and get into better shape on their own time might want to check out Ubisoft's Fit in Six fitness game as it's an accesible option that requires no extra peripherals (save for the already-included camera).

Final Game Guys grade: B

- Game Guy Barry White


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