Next year, however, things are going to be different. If you haven't noticed, I've covered a few movement-based games in the past few weeks. I thought for sure Sonic Free Riders would finish the year as the most physically demanding game in my collection, but then EA Sports Active 2 showed up and ran away with it. Not that I mind - I can stand to lose some weight and shape up and, for the most part, EA Sports Active 2 has done a great job so far.
EA Sports Active 2 isn't something you jump at for presentation; it's a nice looking piece of exercise software, not a visual-busting AAA title. There's a lot to look at during exercises - especially when compared to other fitness games on the market - though all you really need is the instructional videos and easy-to-read menus. The videos do an excellent job of showing you everything you need to know about certain exercises (like how NOT to cripple yourself ) and the menus are easy to navigate. I never felt like I had to dig for information, which is all that really matters.
I wasn't super impressed with the default music and, thankfully, you can use your own music as long as its on the PS3's hard drive. I do, however, like the personal trainer. The voice can get a little grating, though I found that my annoyance with the trainer ran parallel to how hard I was trying to summon the will to finish a particular workout.