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OfNullAndVoid

So I decided to try out the demo the last few days to see if this game would be something I like, as much as I enjoy my workouts using Wii Fit U. If the sore-ish muscles in my arms are any indication, I'm getting a pretty decent workout for them. That said, I only do Wii Fit U 30 minutes at morning during the weekdays, so I'm not all that surprised that my muscles feel this way.

I'm indifferent about the song selection, mainly because I enjoy classic rock and metal. The songs only seem to be instrumental, probably because the trainer is constantly talking. I will say that for me the talking helps with the pacing, as I'm typically not the best at rhythm games, yet so far I've scored 3 stars on all of the exercises.

I might end up getting this to add to my fitness routine, though I might wait until it's discounted, since I'm not sure about the current price tag.

Has anyone else tried it, and if so what are your thoughts?

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gcunit

@OfNullAndVoid I tried it. I found the game to be mediocre (didn't like that the songs were cover versions, and there appeared to be little variety in gameplay) and the demo too frustrating/restrictive, so I deleted it after 10 minutes, considering not worth my attention until it's sub-£5.

Compare the price of this game with the price of Wii Fit U, then compare the variety of activities in each. This game does not justify its price tag by a million miles. Then consider how much the price of Sushi Striker has dropped since its release.

This game feels like a quick cash in on those looking for some post-Christmas weight loss.

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OfNullAndVoid

@gcunit I actually got Wii Fit U for $25 since the original price tag (which I think was $100) wasn't to appealing to me. As I said, I will probably wait for a discount/price drop, though for me I'm more likely to get it at $20 or less. You're right about the amount of activities compared to Wii Fit U. I'm still hoping there might be a Switch Fit, though the question will be how they're going to make the scales work. Either there'll be the regular scales, and if you take your Switch with you there'll only be a limited selection of activities, or there'll be new portable scales, and you'll be able to do all activities.

However, if Switch Fit does happen, then I'll probably drop this one off my to-get list all together.

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retrofuturism

I'm an amateur boxer and I like the game (demo). I'm not a fan of the music but its good for keeping pace.

I would assume that there will be song packs coming out so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an 80's music pack (doubt we'll get any good rock or metal tunes).

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malighos

I used to box and tried the demo. Was thinking of buying it before, but it doesn't seem to accomodate for southpaw stance. Probably gonna give it a pass on that alone, since it's feels really weird to use a completely different stance.

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UmbreonsPapa

Tried it. I liked the actual instruction. But the cover music was a bit lame. Kinda takes you out of the moment. But on the other hand, I understand that kind of stuff cost money

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e0ne0ne

They really should have a Switch News channel that shares screen shots and success stories. It would really help get the word out. I feel like this has become a bit of a surprise hit and maybe they will offer more support for the game.

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Lone_Beagle

I'm curious about getting feedback from somebody with this game. I really liked the old Wii title "Gold's Gym Cardio Fitness," they had a boxing routine which I kind of liked (as lame as it was). Would this be at least as good, or better? I don't care about the music or anything, lol, I just want a good cardio workout that lasts between 20-40 min. TIA!

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e0ne0ne

@Lone_Beagle I never tried "Gold's Gym Cardio Fitness". I have tried all of the kickboxing/boxing routines from Xbox Fitness (with Kinect 0n the Xbox 0ne), Wii Sports, Wii Fit, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit U, and Shape Up Fitness for Kinect. I found those to register about 60-80% of my movements. Some of them were better workouts than the others, but none were great. I have found Fitness Boxing to register 97% of my movements, and it is a better workout than any of the other games I have tried. The Daily Workout opti0ns are 10, 20, 30, and 40 minutes long. Hope that helps.

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Lone_Beagle

@e0ne0ne Thanks for that! Yes, it is annoying when they don't register your movements, that's for sure...the old Wii Gold's Gym used to reliably register about 80%, so I learned not to get too bent out of shape about that. I would really be happy if it worked as well for me as it does for you. Thanks again, that info was helpful!

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CdrJameson

I bought this a couple of weeks ago having enjoyed the demo. The full game gets tough quick! It was good to read what @eOneOne said about registering movements because I've found some combinations seem harder to register than others and some, such as three quick jabs, can all be registered with one bad jab!

I thought the music would be a deal breaker. I don't like many of the tunes and the instrumental versions here are a bit like poor karaoke versions (probably essential so the game can work) but I find myself actually quite enjoying them in the context of the game.

I do wonder if this is aimed at a certain age group. My fitness age is currently 25. I'm nearly 50 and didn't have the fitness age of a 25 year old than I was 25! It's not a problem though as I'm only using the game to get a 30 minute workout on days when I don't walk to work.

Overall I really like this game and the exercise I'm getting with it can only be a good thing long term.

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e0ne0ne

@CdrJameson Glad to hear it is working for you! I found a subreddit about the game and found some handy tips there. The approx. BPM for the music is 120 bpm for Regular tracks and 140 bpm for Fast tracks. You can supplement the soundtrack with your own music (with the right bpm) and it should sync up. From: https://www.reddit.com/r/fitnessboxing

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CdrJameson

@e0ne0ne Thanks for that. I've subscribed to the sub and will have a look later. I have no idea what the BPM is for most of my music but, as I said, I'm actually quite enjoying the included songs, much to my surprise. DLC to add a few more might be needed eventually if they become annoying though!

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e0ne0ne

@CdrJameson No prob, Bob. I usually reduce the music volume, raise the voice and FX, and put 0n a podcast. The songs don't bother me either. Here's another tip: If there are 1 or 2 songs that you absolutely hate, select every other song as your "favorite" and the 1 or 2 that you dislike will never play.

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RedderRugfish

I just tried out the demo. It has potential, but there are two things that bother me: music is mostly cover versions of pop songs that I got tired of 7 years ago, and the $50 price tag.

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SEKO

I'm on my 9th day streak since buying it.
I love it.
If you take seriously and really work on your technique and timing it could really wear you out.

For me, everything is set to default.
I'm too busy focusing on my rhythm and timing that I don't even pay attention to the music.
I have read that other people are muting the instructor but it helps me stay in time.

During my first few days I was sore everywhere - my legs being the least sore though these punches, weaves, and dodges require footwork as well.
Every now and then I would have issues with weaving not registering but I assume it's something I have to work on and not the joy-cons or the Switch.

During the course of a workout, it switches between Orthodox and Southpaw you will end up doing both.

As far as a variety of workouts, the title is Fitness "Boxing" so it's obviously going to revolve around boxing only. If you select Full Body and at least 30 minutes in your fitness goal, it's going to feel like you're doing other activities - at least for me it did considering that I'm not in the greatest of shape.

Currently, I am 5'4" 146lbs. I will observe any changes during 30 days of straight workout with this "game".

My only problem with this game is, WHY IS LITTLE MAC NOT IN IT?
He could be a trainer! Instead of speaking with a regular voice, they could use the bleeping and blipping from the orginal NES game =)
GIVE US LITTLE MAC!!!
(please)

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e0ne0ne

@SEKO Nice! Keep it up! I have challenged myself to keep the streak going for as long as I possibly can. Even 0n a busy day where I know I can't get in a full sessi0n, I bring my Switch to work and get in a quick 10 minutes to get my stamp. I'm 0n Day 51 so far. I would totally pay for a Little Mac trainer, but you know what? I WOULD PAY DOUBLE FOR DOC LOUIS! "Dance like a fly, bite like a mosquito!"

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