Gaming your way into better shape: Page 4
Breaking down the games
Let's take a look at each of these games and see exactly what they bring to the table when it comes to fitness. They're all very different products, so I think it's worth breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of each one:
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
This had to have been the most fun I had with this project; once you strip away the social stigma of dancing around your living room in sweats—and isn't that a pretty picture?—you're going to have fun. For fitness, you can set up an account in the game and give yourself daily goals of how many calories you'd like to lose, and the game guesstimates how many calories you're burning as you go as well. You can set up your own string of songs, so you set up your own routine with your favorite songs. This makes it a simple thing to keep your heart rate up, and the time flies by. It got to the point where I was looking forward to my DDR days versus Yourself Fitness and Eye Toy Kinetic.