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    Did you just get bored with it & if so, why ?? I'm not shelling out a heap of money if it's only going to get used for a month.

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    Well everytime you get a new game, your mad obsessed for about a week, but then it goes back to boring.
    If you can fork out an $80 dollar game every now and then it should be fine, but for me, I have other things to buy than a week of fun.

    Im really not selling it well am I^^^
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    OMG, how dumb am I. I read it as what experience people have in WWII. I was thinking - who on earth here would be old enough to have any real experience in the last world war!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Well everytime you get a new game, your mad obsessed for about a week, but then it goes back to boring.
    If you can fork out an $80 dollar game every now and then it should be fine, but for me, I have other things to buy than a week of fun.

    Im really not selling it well am I^^^
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    No, you're doing really well. I really appreciate your input. I want to hear "the good, the bad & the ugly". Rob doesn't really research stuff. He just sees something like this, wants it & then justfies the decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    OMG, how dumb am I. I read it as what experience people have in WWII. I was thinking - who on earth here would be old enough to have any real experience in the last world war!
    What crack up !!! (no ROFL emoticon)

    So .... your experience with either WWII or the WII would be ??

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    We have one, and we love it.... But like any exercise you have to keep at it to see results...

    We have the wii fit, the balance board, the active, and another one by some trainer (i'm trying to loose weight myself) and I use them either early in the morning (when I get up with OH, when he's off to work) or late at night when everyone is asleep or in other rooms..

    The Wii fit is fun at first but gets boring, it'll make you sweat and have a good laugh whilst you're acting like a fool (but having fun!) but it does get you're heart rate going for a while... It gives you a little character, a BMI test and keeps track of when you're exercising and how much weight you're loosing...

    I will say now, if you are a little sensitive then its maybe not the thing for you, as if you are fat/over ideal weight you're little MII (character you choose to represent you) will get fatter..

    I've lost 15 kgs this year and it gave me a time limit of 6 months to do it (well it was agreed upon) however it took me 7 months to do, and whilst it said congratulations it also had a little dig at me for taking the extra month..

    So, if you can laugh along with it then great, but if as i said you tend to be a little sensitive then maybe not

    The active X is great, you can get the step and the weights which really add to the activity you're doing, but it can be repetitive (i guess like any exercise really), but it's got better things to do that are more focused on weight loss/toning then the WII fit...

    The general games are great if you are new to the arcade scene, if you're an x boxer or PlayStation fan then you'll probably hate the games and find the graphics very average... I love the platform games like Mario so get into it, but Ive always opted for Nintendo in the past.

    Not all games involve you getting up and moving, car games you sit down and sport games you stand up.. it is great for being a family console and good to pass a few hours in my opinion..

    At the end of the day no console is going to make you loose tones of weight, but if you HATE the idea of stepping into a gym and are willing to do a fair amount of walking in conjunction with the WII exercise games then it's defiantly worth a shot (and will really cost you no more then a year at a gym and you get to keep it!)

    We paid $388 and got not a whole lot, but that was when it first came out.. Now if you look around you can get some great bundles, I know the one your OH is talking about it comes with the balance board, the trainer from the biggest looser (I believe) and another exercise game.. It'll defiantly keep you going for a while!!

    As others have mentioned the games aren't cheap no doubt about it, but you can get them on special if you're willing to wait... If we want to try a game we hire one from the video store before we buy it to make sure it's not a dud.. Youtube is great also for giving a bit of a inside look at the game also..

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    mmmmm...interesting.

    The Dearest and Brodey are pestering for a WII , have been for awhile. My thing is though,they just got the XBox 360 for xmas , with steering wheel,pedals and about 8 games.
    We also have the PS2 ( I personaly love my PS@ and couldn't imagine not having it-I adore playing Monoply and Spyro ) and....are you ready for this ? I actualy just went and counted the games in the unit.....97 games!!! And I still get : "I'm boooored"

    pfft...not likely champ!

    So I've pretty much said , if you want a WII then the XBox360 goes .




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    Excellent review Jodz !!

    Rob is trying to get me "over the line" via the exercise angle. I'm very time poor because of the business. I'm not really a "games player" at this stage, because if I actually had about 4 hours to spare, I'd get out on the golf course. A good walk for my fat behind & the swing action is great for the waistline & arms.

    Hmm, this is sounding a bit more appealing based on your experience. Thanks so much for posting a comprehensive review.

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    No probs at all!

    If you're into golf there is a couple of golfing games; a couple of mixed reviews on how good they are, but not being a golfer myself i can't really comment...

    ALl i know is it's bloody hard to get the ball to go where I want it too! haha

    Choopachop, if they are bored of the xbox360 then the WII will be used in half the time to be honest, there is a lot more variety in games on the XBOX then there is on WII IMO... And lets face it, how many kids actually want to move around whilst watching tv hahah

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    I'll stick to the exercise units for the moment I think. Rob's always bemoaning we never have time to actually get out on the golf course these days, so that package might be a happy compromise.

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