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Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Nintendo Switch)

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While Ring Fit focuses on working out my muscles, Fitness Boxing does a much better job at getting my heart rate up while consistently burning calories. Still, freshening up your instructor’s look can go a long way to getting you excited to work out if you’re a simulation dork like I am! With something like Ring Fit Adventure, the variety of exercises and madcap storyline drew me back in time and time again, and in comparison Fitness Boxing 2 just feels flat. Fitness Boxing is undeniably simplistic compared to Ring Fit Adventure, but it keeps you engaged with a frenetic pace that constantly switches up what routines are expe Here, you can create your own playlists from the workouts you’ve already unlocked; more can be unlocked by receiving two-star ratings on other workouts.

It’s hard to think of anyone who’d be a big fan of What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction and Venus by Bananarama, but also be well into Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf and It’s My Life by Bon Jovi. You can now also exclude certain moves from your generated workouts, which is nice as some exercises can get old fast. If you are looking for an intense workout to spice up your own gaming routing, then Fitness Boxing 2 will definitely get you sweating. Instead, Fitness Boxing 2 feels more like a continuation, and one in which some of the fitness aspects are rather off. For that reason, this followup title is also a bit of a letdown… but I understand why it’s important to prioritize the commands of the trainer rather than the lyrics of the included songs.Nothing in Fitness Boxing is remarkably bad: the controls work as well as they could and, some performance issues aside, you can still get a half decent workout as long as you’re willing to put the effort in (and aren’t tempted to just sit on the couch and flick the Joy-Con once you realise that works just as well). Soundtrack is my style (it's mostly EDM/top 40/oldies top 40) for most of the songs but probably won't fit everyone. Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise, it’s intense, you’ll sweat, but it’s a heck of a lot of fun with a lot of variety in the actions you can perform.

Well, it does have 23 songs compared to the 20 of the first Fitness Boxing, but 3 are original compositions as opposed to lyric-less versions of random pop songs and all are largely forgettable. I found the improvements to the visuals and trainers worth it, and it doesn't really have a rushed quality.

While there’s a decent selection of punching techniques and combos you can swap between, the feel of the game is pretty similar every time you start up a session. In the case of an actual sync issue, which I didn’t experience, there are settings to adjust the delay. While this title won’t win any awards for visual fidelity, the graphics get the job done and they are far more detailed here than in the original.

If you're violent and carrying momentum with purpose, it will register your movements and combos can feel great (if just a few frames too slow). More items of clothing and accessories can also be unlocked by completing your daily exercises and obtaining achievements. In this world of COVID-19, it would’ve been fantastic to be able to play with a friend and keep each other motivated while stuck inside. The default coach is Lin, and there is a total of 5 other coaches (3 female and 2 male), each with customizable appearances.Does this sequel offer up enough new features to justify a second round, or should it have thrown in the towel and left fans to keep playing the original? The reason I rate them highly is because a good chunk of the pop songs in the list sound like clunky karaoke tracks. I think it’s important to add that these issues were not totally consistent during my playthrough, but they occurred often enough to become annoying — I ended up adjusting my playstyle to minmize their impacts.

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