Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009
WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE, SAVE YOUR MONEY! THE CONFIGURATION IS LAME, THE WORKOUTS ARE BORING AND WHAT ITS DOING ON THE SCREEN AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING ARE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS!!!
This game stinks not worth $5
This game is aweful. It is the only game for the wii that i have taken back for a trade in. I can burn more calories sitting on the couch eating potato chips. No matter how fast or slow you go in the game, your guy doesn't move any faster. The games won't even keep your attention. Again i stress this game is awful. I would recommend instead ea active or my fitness coach, much better games.
Is it just me
I bought this game and noticed when i did certain activities like rowing, log jumping or the grenade throwing my character didnt move. At first I thought it was just me not knowing how to use the remotes properly since it was my first time playing this game but I've played this game four days straight and noticed the same thing is happening. The second night I played it I mananged to throw all the grenades then when the activity repeated itself again and i bent down to grab and throw the grenades but the character wouldnt move. I found myself bending down into all types of positions trying to get the character to pick up the grenades but nothing worked. Other than the running, monkey bars, log walking and the game where you're on the railroad tracks works great. I am going to buy the my fitness coach and see how this works out for me (which was my first choice but I listened to the sales rep and bought this one instead).
HORRIBLE! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
Ok, I read all the reviews for this game and bought it. What a horrible waste of my money. Yes, the graphics aren't good and the sounds leaves a lot to be desired. What my problem with the game is that the activities don't work. I tried them all with both Wiimotes and then again with the Wiimote and nunchuck and no go. I even took the game to a friends house, thinking maybe it was my system or sensor or something. Still, it didn't work. It's way to difficult to work and just not effort. Wii Fit, for now is better. I am waiting for the Gold's Gym game to come out. Please do not buy this game. Even if you are huge Jillian fan, which I am (I have her work out DVD's that are fab!) this isn't worth it. I can't believe she put her name on this.
I bought this about three weeks ago and have found it to be great. The graphigs are not as good as they could have been. How ever the workouts are great. After the first few workouts I was so sore I could barely walk up and down the stairs and squating was almost impossiable. My BFF and I now do this together and we enjoy the challange of competing we have not been able to do this on the hard level yet. The light and medium workouts leave us sweating like we just ran a marathon. I would advise anyone who wants a good aerobic work out to give this game a chance. It is better than the wii fit for aerobics, We still use are wii fit for yoga and the balancing games. The workouts are alot more intense if you use the wii fit board as it moniters how much pressure you use that way it knows when you are walking or running. Give it a try I think you will like it
What a let down from Jillian Michaels
I bought this game even after reading reviews about this game freezing and graphics being bad. I said to myself, I'm not buying a game for its graphics especially not this one, and maybe other people just had a bad game that it kept freezing. So, I bought this game mainly because I wanted to try another fitness game other than the "wii fit" , I tried it out and it does freeze and graphics aren't so great. You end up doing a whole lot of more work than what you get credited for. You run and it shows the character WALKING like another person stated. When the logs part comes, the character moves on its own, you don't even have to do a thing. When it came to the boxing part it never reads anything I've done. When Jillian speaks half the time its so low you cant understand what she's saying to "motivate" you. But I have to admit that it leaves your body in pain, which means you have been working out. I expected this game to be excellent being who she is, she could put more effort into this game. I cant return this game so I'm stuck with it and will continue to use it here and there, but i'll be using my wii fit, which is more fun to use. I put a deposit on the EA game, hopefully that wont be a let down.
If I could have gotten it to work, I would have loved it!
I was psyched when I heard that Jillian Michaels had a game. I thought it would be a challenging complement to the Fit. It was a challenge, all right..challenge not to throw it across the room! I think the thought was there in terms of motivation and education, but the execution fell short. The directions to the exercises are sketchy at best and I love when I'm running and it shows me WALKING...I ran into a woman who, I must say, is in better shape, but said the SAME THING happened to her..we were both fortunate enough to be able to return it. I should have read the reviews, but trusted a name...I do, however, get an excellent workout from My Fitness Coach and cannot wait for the new EA game in the spring..STEER CLEAR of this one..the only workout you'll get is one in frustration!
Wii Fit is so much more challenging!!!
I bought Jillian Michaels Fitness the same day I purchased my Wii Fit with Balance board. I played Wii Fit first and couldn't make myself get off of it. I was getting a good workout and having fun. After resting for a few hours I decided to try this game out. The first thing I noticed is how cheap this game looks. I did not buy this game for the graphics or sound/ music aspect, but they are just plain horrible. When you start a workout it allows you to do a warm-up jog/ run. The controls do not match what you are doing and if you watch the screen all you will see is your character running through a wooded path over and over. The challenge games are simply lame. The controls are not well thought out and like mentioned by other reviewers some of them don't make since. For example, the log roll where you have to hold the controls in both hands and spread your arms out to the side. Another important thing to mention is that all of the fitness/ diet tips are locked until you gain enough points from your workout/ challenge games. Wii fit is setup the same way, but it unlocks based on how much time you spend working out and not how many points you accumulate. This game could barely get my wife and I to break a sweat and during one of the games she quit half way through because she was frustrated with the controls and it said that she burned 30 something calories. She didn't do anything remotely strenuous enough to burn that many calories! I would recommend passing on this game and sticking to the Wii Fit.
i don't know what these people are saying
I just got this owrkout game two weeks ago, and I feel better than I did when I used to go to the gym. To get your character to go through the tires you actually have to move your body. From playing this game I sweat, my legs are burning, and my body hurts. This gym is the best workout I have had a while, and best of all it is in the privacy of your own home. Forget the graphics, didn't buy the game for that, the only problem I have is the music, that could of been more to update, other than that this game is fine, I can actually feel the burn. the game is hard so that you can actually work for what you want, in order to unlock tips, you have to complete your workout. I will continue with this game, and write another review if I don't find it satisfying after a while, but for now it is fine in my book.
Don't buy it before you try it!
I coundn't wait till I was able to purchase Jillian's new game for the Wii. When I came home I opened it up and began to set it up. I was disappointed at how dark everything appeared. You can't even see the color of the clothes when you change them because everything appears so dark. My son and I began to play and he was like mom you really wanted this game. It was hard for us to get the controllers to move the person on the screen. We tried various moves and then we we were able to get the person to move they didn't seem to move at our speed. I like the Wii fit and I like to exercise but this was not getting it for me. I tried it again later and but since it has been in the box collecting dust. I don't think I would lose much weight using this game and I don't think the contestants from biggest loser would do as well playing this game eiher. I hope they take it back to the drawing board and recreate it. I still think Jillian has the potential to come out with something great for the Wii.