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Ten Reasons Why the Wii Fit Sucks

Okay, I have to run around to various Staples now to try and find certificate folders for a mass marketing mailing i’m doing but first.

Wii Fit.

It’s cute, it’s fun, but only a complete and total moron would use it as their main means of exercise. List of problems.

1. I played for three hours yesterday. Of that time “playing” only one hour and 32 minutes were actually playing. The other half of the time was watching demos and loading. When half your exercise session is cool down, that pretty much ruins the entire point of the exercise.

2. Severe detection issues. Some games have hair trigger balance detection, which is great for the Yoga and strength training. Some games have VERY noticeable lag, like hula hooping and Soccer ball deflection. So again, not good.

3. The game preaches the importance of posture, center of gravity and balance, but then many of the balance games encourage you to hunch over which is the exact opposite of the aformentioned message.

4. The jogging exercises would be great if not for the fact the “nice pace” it wants you to go at is slower than my FREAKING WALKING SPEED and god forbid you run faster then your guide, because of no, it will scold you, give you a lower score and make you trip and fall. So no actual exertion here. I would love to get Anarcha to come over Sunday and give the two player jog a workout with me so I can have another long distance runner’s take on how AWFUL this game is in regards to proper running techniques. You up for it?

5. Several of the games encourage actions and movements that prolonged practice with will leade to ankle, heel, and knee issues.

6. The game uses BMI to determine how fit you are. Yes. Body Mass Index. The thing every nutritionist, doctor, and fitness guru will tell you is shit that will only end up hurting you in the long run.

For example, the game gave me a BMI of 24.15, which means it says I am nearly overweight. Yes me. With the body fat percentage of 7%. This is because BMI doesn’t take into account that muscle weighs more than fat. The game says to reach my perfect BMi of 22.00 I need to lose nearly 14 lbs. Okay. Not only is that INSANE, but taking into account my body fat %, I only have 12.4 lbs of body fat on me, meaning WII FIT IS ENCOURAGING ME TO LOSE MUSCLE MASS. Nice.

Considering how BMI is considered one of the leading factors of eating disorders because of erroneous it is and how idiots with no knowledge of the human body use it, I can see a lot of girls (and guys to a lesser extent) picking this up and gaining a few issues from it.

7. It is exceptionally easy to cheat if you want to. Which totally defeats the point of exercising. This means a lot of fat loser gamers will cheat in order to have high scores on the game to impress their friends. You think I’m exaggerating? You obviously don’t work in the industry.

8. The game tells me a loss of five lbs in two weeks in a horrible goal that will lead to it just coming back. By the end of my workout (both normal and Wii), I dropped from 155.6 lbs to 152.2. 3.4 lbs in a day. AND THE GAME GAVE ME A BIG THUMBS UP! Mixed messages anyone?

9. The gave measures only how still you are for a lot of exercises, meaning if you are doing them incorrectly, or worse, in a way that can lead to injury, there’s no way of you knowing.

10. None of the balance games will actually lead you to losing weight or getting in shape. They’re just fun silly extras thrown in to show how the balance board works. So of course, most gamers will go to these instead of the Aerobics, Strength Training, or Yoga activities because they are “fun.” This means most of the people using Wii Fit, thinking they are being healthy and getting exercise AREN’T.

As a game, Wii Fit is cute and fun even though the controls are pretty broken since it doesn’t actually measure how you are exercising. As exercise equipment, the game is a piece of crap and if you buy it for that reason first and foremost, you’re an idiot and about to partake in several activities that will actual hurt you rather than help you later on in life.

The game’s pretty much getting a 5.5 from me and I’m sure this rant will go in the review. For now though, the game’s no different from paying $90 for Guitar Hero or Rock band. You’re paying extra for a controller that gives you the illusion you’re doing something, but really, you’re gain no skills or talents whatsoever.

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