So, this week is done and for some reason the last workout (for the week) I had should have been yesterday but the game froze again but this time in the middle of the workout session with the T push ups. I had to reset the console and because I finished half of the activities for the day I was too exhausted to start form the begining and push trough it all.
Well, the interesting thing is that this week I lost about 2kgs which brings me to about 7kgs in total. The progress is really slow because there is not too much left to lose so it's more about getting some muscle in shape.
This week was a special kind of hell. All the exercises were made to push me to the limits and I almost gave in. On Thursday and Saturday it culminated into a 32 and 28 activity workout plan and both of them lasted for about 35 minutes with warm ups and cool downs. It does not sound like much, but you have to consider that the activities have no room for breaks, so between every activity there is about 10 seconds of catching some deep breath and going at it again. This is becoming more about endurance and less about just casual exercising, but I kinda don'tmind it that way. At least I can see how far I can go after I went to a whole month of training so far.
The Let Down (About the game)
The only thing that really bothers me in the game is the interaction that the trainers have with the gamer, or should I say the lack of interaction. There are only a few recorded sentances that the trainers use over and over again, but still most of the time the repetition is needed to keep the gamer reminded why is the cool down omportant or that he should breathe normally. Those are little things but they help. The real reason that I feel let down is the way Hit The Mitts works, every fighter that you choose as a partner that helps you in the session has the same lines and even the tone of their voices is the same, there is no character to them. Their explanations should be a little different for each other but it seems they just read what they were paid from a peace of paper and that was it.
The most satisfying thing that I experienced was the comparisson I made between my first day of trying the game out and this Thursday. The first day was hell, and the surprising thing is that it consisted of only 5 exercises, and on Thursday I did 32 and it was still cool to get some Hit The Mitts fun. So in a month I came a long way from having my ass kicked by only a few simple activities to the place where I start having fun.
All in All
I must admit, this started as a tryout for me but became much more. The game is meant to motivate and show what you can do if you want to and if you are a "high score freak". If you really wanna be the best at this game you must be prepared to push yourself and be amazed at what you get in return. The game is simple, follow the trainer and stop when you have to, but try to keep up if you want to get better.
If they tweak some glitches like the freezing at some activities and use more interaction with the trainers it can be even more engaging. That's just wishfull thinking for now but if they get a crack at it again and come up with a new UFC Kinect Trainer I'm pretty sure I will be in line for it.
This is not an advertisement, only my opinion about the game.
I just wanna say "thank you" to all who support me in making it trough the 60 day programme and for all the comments and cheers. I will keep you posted about the news.