Your Shape is a Improvement game available on the Wii. It can be played in Thirdperson modes.
Your Shape is a Improvement game. Self improvement games tap into the popular trend in exercise, workouts and therapy. Experiences as diverse as Brain Training on Nintendo DS and Wii-Fit on the Nintendo Wii have popularised the idea that games can be about more than just having fun - they can improve your brain, body and even mental outlook on life.
Your Shape can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
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Your Shape on the Wii is workout game with a new idea - a camera. This means it comes at things from a new 'Motion Tracking Camera' angle. The game does away with any need to hold for a Wii-mote, stand on the Balance Board or use other motion sensing paraphernalia.
When I first read the box I was filled with horror 'The camera scans you and projects your image onto your TV screen'. Every woman's worst nightmare, I thought! Actually it wasn't all that bad. You have a little portion of the screen showing what the camera sees - your living room and you!
Your Shape on the Wii is not a fun game, but that isn't a criticism. With their latest addition to the increasingly crowded exercise game market Ubisoft have resisted the temptation to water down the hard work by trying to make things fun: there's no flying like a chicken, or water skiing, and no sunny islands. Your Shape has taken what made the granddaddy of exercise games, My Fitness Coach, such a great workout and added a unique technological twist.
Your Shape is very much like My Fitness Coach on the Wii, the concentration is on exercise that wouldn't be out of place in an old-style fitness video. The presentation is similarly very simple, just your trainer "Eva" showing you the moves for you to mimic. What's new is that you join your trainer onscreen through a camera that plugs into your Wii and perches on-top of your TV. This allows Your Shape to assess your shape, recommend the areas you should concentrate on, and track your movements while you work out. There's no need to faff around with controllers, so you won't be stopping and starting all the time.
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