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Getting at launch! 5 21.74%
 
Might pick it up eventually 5 21.74%
 
Leaning towards no 3 13.04%
 
Not a chance! 10 43.48%
 
Other 0 0.00%
 
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I think this has a better shot than Labo. It exists at the intersection of stylish, family-friendly game that Nintendo do so well and the peripheral-driven exercise games of a decade ago - so my guess would be there's an existing market Nintendo can target with this to help it gain some traction and gain positive word of mouth. It looks like a good quality product, too, with an appealing visual style and a nice variety of game modes.

While I don't expect a Wii Fit style monster, I think we're looking at something that'll be more successful than Labo or 1-2 Switch.



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For slow readers: the TL;DR version: JUST GIVE US SWITCH FIT ALREADY, NINTENDO!

And a central tracking system (could come with Switch Fit).

This is the second app (Fitness Boxing being the first) where Nintendo has done something good, but came far from the "compelling software" mark that they could hit by simply releasing a sequel to a product they already make.

Just like boxing, I like the looks of it, but it is too limited compared to something like Switch Fit.
But why does Nintendo keep giving us these vertical slices without some sort of central tracking system?

What I really want is a predictable goal-based application full of exercise routines updated for the Switch. While the adventure mode seems like it will be fun, I can't see it having longevity (I still play Wii Fit on Wii U at least 4 or 5 times a month, and maybe weigh in on it most days) due to the lack of predictability and customizability of the routines and experience. It looks like the progress based gameplay is not global (like Wii Fit U) but limited to the adventure mode which, to be fair, looks like something I wouldn't play more than a month (although I need to see more).

One thing I REALLY like about this is the Quiet Mode. I can clearly remember 1-4am nights where I spent a few minutes playing Wii Fit and then from the kid's room "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" -- That is a HUGE positive for me.

All in all, I like that they're finally putting more fitness applications on the Switch, but it feels like a step down from Wii Fit.

What I was REALLY hoping for with the Switch was a universal Fitness center (the central tracking system I discussed above) that collects activity using data from all of the apps and walking (since the Switch is mobile and presumably has some active processes in sleep mode). At the very least, a mobile app that allows data to be synced with the Switch. Nothing like that has come out, and it seems so obvious, especially over the last few years where fitness apps have been popular. As well, these sort of Wii Fit vertical slice apps would be much more appealing (as well as motion-based games in general). But that wouldn't mean I wouldn't want a more robust Switch Fit app as well. I'd love something to tell me how many calories I've burned, the level of light vs. heavy exercise, the number of people in games I have punched and how that translates to calorie burning, etc...

In short:

* Switch Health and Activity Center - collects data from all motion and fitness apps, including everything listed below:
* Switch Fit - customizable exercise routines updated for the Switch and more robust than the last Wii Fit U.
* Vertical Slice fitness apps - like Fitness Boxing and this Adventure Ring Experience.
* Motion games - like ARMS, Wario Ware, Wii Sports, Rock Band, Just Dance.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 12 September 2019

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I agree with Sean Malstrom, it won't work. Because it's something around the control and not the focus on an existing sports arcade mode, like Wii Sports. It is not a transposition that translates into an immersion activity by motion simulation. Remember more Kinect Adventures than Wii Sports.



Jumpin said:

Just like boxing, I like the looks of it, but it is too limited compared to something like Switch Fit.
But why does Nintendo keep giving us these vertical slices without some sort of central tracking system?

What I really want is a predictable goal-based application full of exercise routines updated for the Switch. While the adventure mode seems like it will be fun, I can't see it having longevity (I still play Wii Fit on Wii U at least 4 or 5 times a month, and maybe weigh in on it most days) due to the lack of predictability and customizability of the routines and experience. It looks like the progress based gameplay is not global (like Wii Fit U) but limited to the adventure mode which, to be fair, looks like something I wouldn't play more than a month (although I need to see more).

One thing I REALLY like about this is the Quiet Mode. I can clearly remember 1-4am nights where I spent a few minutes playing Wii Fit and then from the kid's room "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" -- That is a HUGE positive for me.

All in all, I like that they're finally putting more fitness applications on the Switch, but it feels like a step down from Wii Fit.

What I was REALLY hoping for with the Switch was a universal Fitness center (the central tracking system I discussed above) that collects activity using data from all of the apps and walking (since the Switch is mobile and presumably has some active processes in sleep mode). At the very least, a mobile app that allows data to be synced with the Switch. Nothing like that has come out, and it seems so obvious, especially over the last few years where fitness apps have been popular. As well, these sort of Wii Fit vertical slice apps would be much more appealing (as well as motion-based games in general). But that wouldn't mean I wouldn't want a more robust Switch Fit app as well. I'd love something to tell me how many calories I've burned, the level of light vs. heavy exercise, the number of people in games I have punched and how that translates to calorie burning, etc...

In short:

* Switch Health and Activity Center - collects data from all motion and fitness apps, including everything listed below:
* Switch Fit - customizable exercise routines updated for the Switch and more robust than the last Wii Fit U.
* Vertical Slice fitness apps - like Fitness Boxing and this Adventure Ring Experience.
* Motion games - like ARMS, Wario Ware, Wii Sports, Rock Band, Just Dance.

This idea is much better than nintendo had. Integrate everything, including the motion control games you use. And launch a Switch Sports as well, such as new modalities and local and online game integration.



Persona 5S is looking wild.



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Looks a lot better than I thought it would. I'm not the target audience, but I'm happy it exists.

The presenters in the video though, I'm scared they're going to eat me in my sleep.

Azelover said:
Very interesting.

Did they announce the price? I think I missed it. If they didn't announce the price it's likely because it's gonna be expensive.

$80 for the game+ring+strap. Not that bad actually.



RingoGaSuki said:

Looks a lot better than I thought it would. I'm not the target audience, but I'm happy it exists.

The presenters in the video though, I'm scared they're going to eat me in my sleep.

Azelover said:
Very interesting.

Did they announce the price? I think I missed it. If they didn't announce the price it's likely because it's gonna be expensive.

$80 for the game+ring+strap. Not that bad actually.

Gonna have to assume that's USD so I'll be looking at $100 CDN. That may be slightly out of range of what I want to pay. Maybe I can strike a deal on Amazon.



Huh, credits where it's due, this is an idea tha's wholeheartedly better than pretty much anyone could have thought. I mean, an adventure RPG using varying exercices to kill your ennemies and the game definitely has a stylish charm to it.

I'd honestly like to try a demo first at a retailer.



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Can't we just get a new Wii Sports Resort instead? This doesn't seem to have a really clear audience...



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Darwinianevolution said:
Can't we just get a new Wii Sports Resort instead? This doesn't seem to have a really clear audience...

I would very much like a Switch Sports Resort. This is really what Switch is missing currently.



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