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EA Sports Active 30-Day Challenge - Workout 10

I'm now a third of the way done with this 30-Day Challenge. I'm pretty much done with this game. There are a couple of good things about the workout but I don't think this game is anything more than a lifestyle maintainer. Again, the workout isn't that intensive, the peripherals don't hold up well to extended use and I'm constantly worrying about breaking the nunchuck and having to shell out another 20 bucks to replace it. Obviously you can cheat the system by making the nunchuck motion without doing the actual workout but EA has done a good job of limiting your ability to do so. Many times it takes more effort to cheat the movement then to actually just do it.

The trophy system is pretty good and it's nice to get a little validation for your in-game efforts (for whatever a digital trophy is worth) but there's not enough to keep me entertained and that's what I was hoping for. I wanted a workout experience that was also entertaining. This is not that system. Perhaps a cardio theater or bike machine with a television would work better because you can watch a story without having to incorporate it into the activity you're engaging in. The game just makes me remember I'm working out whereas something totally detached might not.

I'm not sure I'll keep going on 5 day updates. At this point I'm fairly certain I won't change my opinion of this program so I'll finish it up but I'll likely give updates every ten days from now on.

As a side note, I have lost 3 pounds. I can't in all honesty attribute that to the workout. I'm more inclined to think it's a result of eating less.