Today is the release of Wii Fit U, a game that I have been looking forward to for a long time. Nintendo is offering a special deal for people who have the previous Wii Fit titles. If you have a Wii U and a balance board, you can download the game and try it free for 31 days. After that, you can have the full game if you purchase a Wii Fit Meter for $20. Not bad at all. It’s similar to when Wii Fit Plus came out, replacing the original game, it was also $20. Of course, Wii Fit U is a better value as now you get HD and some neat new features.
One of which are the dance games included with Wii Fit U which allow you to try different types of dancing. Jazz, Salsa, and Flamenco are three of the styles that I remember off-hand. There’s also a new personal trainer feature that allows the game to design your workout if you don’t feel like doing it yourself. There’s a lot of new stuff to do and of course you can use the gamepad for most of it instead of using a Wii Remote, which I like since it has better speakers. You can totally play the game while watching TV now, which is great. Nothing like exercising while watching The Twilight Zone!
The Wii Fit Meter looks cool. I haven’t gotten mine yet, but I will be getting in the mail today. It measures the physical activity you make throughout the day by clipping it to your pants. It can also measure elevation along with motion. It’s small too, so it doesn’t look like it really adds any weight. You’d probably forget it’s even there! It can sync to the gamepad so you can display all the information from it onto the Wii U or you can see the information on the LCD screen right on the meter. I think the best part of having the meter will be not needing to actually play the game. You could exercise outside of the game, like literally go for a walk and then add the data later. This is nice as before if you wanted to keep track of your routine, you were stuck with the game.
I’m happy that I don’t have to go into Wii Mode anymore to exercise and the brighter and crisper colors of the game are a welcome sight. The trainers have also gotten an upgrade and are more pleasant to look at, and sexy! 😉 Maybe that will help you get a bit more motivated! The only caveat is that there aren’t any new yoga or strength training exercises. Just the same ones from before, though still a good variety.
If you are looking for some encouragement from other users, there is a community that you can access right from the game. It’s basically like joining a club and you can communicate with other members. You can get tips, share some encouragement, right from the game instead of having to go to Miiverse. I’m not sure that I will use it, but it’s nice to know it’s there if I feel like being social.
I’m satisfied with the Wii U so far. I know there are some that are disappointed, but I think there are a lot of great games still to come. As they say, haters going to hate. For me, I’m going to stick with PC games using my Xbox controller and Wii U. Especially now that I have my Wii Fit U!