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Wii Fit Haters: Read This

Posted by Sammy Barker

Kotaku.com, probably one of the harshest gaming blogs in the world, have written a very balanced, fair and glowing report for Nintendo's new venture.

The report (which can be read here compliments the fun that can be had from some of the minigames, how well the yoga exercises work and also considers that while Wii Fit's software may not do a great deal to make you fitter, it helps you become more aware about the fluctuations that occur in your bodies weight and therefore encourage you to control your eating and increase your daily activity.

It's an impressive and positive report from a website that tend to take comfort in hating on everything Nintendo do and it also goes very in depth in all the features, strengths and weaknesses of Nintendo's new product so it's well worth a read.

Read the report here.

We would like to point out at this moment in time that NintendoLife.com has trusted the potential of Wii Fit since it's announcement at E3 last year and therefore are entitled to all bragging rights when it becomes a cultural phenomena later this year.

[via kotaku.com]

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User Comments (4)

Masterless

#1

Masterless said:

I've always loved the idea of wii fit.
Through reading the article though I see what you mean about Kotaku not liking the Wii, it almost seems as though he wanted to hate it. Why would anyone be like that?

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

Gamespot hate the Wii too. In fact there's quite a lot of sites out there that obviously hate what the concept of the Wii and what it stands for. It's pretty unfair and if you look back at other entries on Kotaku you'd see that he/they are not big fans.

HOWEVVVVVVER - for them to give Wii Fit such glowing praise as this it's already proved one of the haters wrong so hopefully tons more are to follow.

IcyStorm

#3

IcyStorm said:

The Wii doesn't offer many traditional gameplay experiences when we want it, and the game selection is lackluster and disappointing. And Nintendo always puts out these odd accessories or add-ons (R.O.B., N64 Expansion Pak, GBA/GC connection) that sometimes alienate certain consumers or are just plain gimmicky and pointless. Maybe the Balance Board is another one of those things.

Perhaps it's because of Nintendo succeeding without the use of great hardware (in terms of specifications), some people are "angered." The Nintendo lacks HD output but is doing so well. Or it's because Nintendo tends to talk arrogantly IMO.

Anyway, I've been interested in Wii Fit and will definitely pick up in May.

#4

said:

I don't know that it's fair to say that Kotaku hates Nintendo or the Wii. Admittedly, Luke Plunkett and Brian Ashcraft tend to berate the Wii a bit more than the other bloggers, but in general i've found Kotaku to be pretty fair. Sure, they are hardcore gamers and therefore tend towards the HD consoles, but thats not uncommon.

Anyway, yes, it was great to see such a positive writeup, especially from Bash, who tends to be a bit more negative towards the Wii. Lets hope its as successful in the west as it is in Japan.

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