Personal Trainer: Walking
Nice and Cute Way to Understand your Daily Routine
This is a nice addition to the Personal Trainer series. The pedometers allow you to record each steps throughout the day. You can then compare your walking routines by days, weeks, years even. This might sound a little silly, but you actually pay more attention to your "active" time, day to day. The first goal is set to 3,000 steps per day by default, which sounds a little high, but if you have a nice walk to your local supermarket with it your pedometer, I am sure that you would get very close to this number, anyway! You can then change the settings to another goal that fits your lifestyle better. I thought that was clever! The graphics are not important, nor the controls. This Personal Trainer is a "helper" not a game! This has a lot of graphs which allow you to compare activity routines... All around, I am very pleased with it, and I think this is because it gave me an other approach to an active life. And by active, I do not mean: going to the gym religiously... Active, is just "active!" Walking up the stairs instead and down instead of taking the escalators; riding a bike instead of taking the Metro, etc.
Personal Trainer: Walking
I just happened to be walking into my local EBGames (GameStop) and low and behold, they were prepping the cases for this game. I was curious and being a gimmick love (aka the Pikachu Pedometer from a decade ago), I pre-ordered this. I hope this is a new device that will be used for other games and such for both the DS and DSi. Not sure how, but it would be nice - maybe like a delayed action such as "shake it really fat', then relay the information back and on screen is your photo (on DSi) being shaken as fast as you shook the pedometer? Or tossed it gently back and forth and relay that information and it shows a sail boat in a storm... Personal Trainer: Walking looks VERY interesting and I know it will be a great game for kids, parents and all who want something to 'get them to move'. The Mii import is going to be cool too!
An Interesting Motivation Tool
I've been working on losing weight and this adds a pleasant twist to my daily walks. The controls are basic and straight forward. There isn't very much going for sound which also isn't so much a big deal since the main focus is obviously keeping record. Graphics and animation is simple. The enjoyable features that keep it interesting is how one's steps can be played around with such as with 'Walking Around the World' where you gradually unlock pictures with hints along the way as to what they are exactly and when completed given some facts regarding it. Mini targets work as good guidelines, but are not stressed over when one doesn't stick to it. I would highly recommend this for those who want to keep to track in a more light-hearted manner than say notebooks.
Personal trainer: walking?! I personally would never buy the game, but people will probably buy it anyways because it has the 2 pedometers and you can import a mii. The price is ridiculously high for a DS game, but the 2 pedometers sound interesting, but it sounds like another anti-hardcore game from nintendo. Will this be a flop or a new way how to use the DS's capabilities? Find out on the '25th.
I personally think the game might sound cool but turn out to be a bummer. I don't think I would buy the game 1) Because of its price 2) Because it sounds sort of unappealing (you know... A game you "think you'll love" but end up getting tired of it). It sounds like a good game I guess for people who want to get in shape or want to have a wii type game on the go.
This game looks pretty cool. You can import miis from your wii... COOL! And the pedometers can wirelessly connect to your ds to tell it how many steps you`ve taken... COOL! To me this looks like a good game. Some people may think Walking? BORING but this game actually looks decent.
This game seems cool. It seems just like a Wii Fit type game for the DS. It has WiFi, for whatever reason, and just seems like a cool game.