Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch came out in October of last year in hopes to get everyone sweating a little bit. Now you may be thinking, “Really, another fitness game?”, but trust me, it isn’t your average fitness game.
Nintendo really did a genius thing here. This game is considered an action-RPG, meaning you are still taking the role of a fictional character. In the story mode, your main quest is to defeat the bodybuilding dragon named Dragaux. During your trek to ever finally reach him, you walk/jog/run along a path, up staircases, through marshes, etc. with your occasional enemy along the way which you fight using different simple exercises. How does it know what movements you’re doing? The game comes with a ring-con and a leg strap. The right joy-con clicks onto the ring-con and the left joy-con slides into the leg strap. The Switch system recognizes when the joy-cons are moving, therefore knows what movements are being made.
There are, however, other game modes besides the traditional story mode. There is the mini-game (quick play) game mode, and the custom workouts game mode. If you have little ones at home, the mini-games might be most enjoyable for them. The custom workout mode consists of different workouts for each muscle group. You can customize your workout plan to fit you.
For the time being, most everyone being at home the majority of the time, this would be a great game to try out. A fun, easy way to get some exercise while staying home with your family.
Rating: E 10+