Starfia wrote:While it's not exactly one-to-one with immersion, I think it's great that video games are also getting more tie-ins to exercise.
To a small extent, I agree with this. I've been getting into doing a lot of running lately, and something like this would be great training/exercise for that. Imagine actually having to run around in WoW. You'd be putting plenty of miles on your shoes.
However, the biggest gripe I have, is that this is starting to get in the way of classic gaming. I purposely got Twilight Princess on gamecube because I wanted to play the game from my couch without needing to move. I could not get through Mario Galaxy on Wii because I couldn't not get the small movements correctly (the triple jump, for example)--not that I don't have good motor skills (I can still get through the original Super Mario Bros and other platformers on the NES easily), it's just a mechanic that I can't seem to grasp.
I'm all for games allowing you to exercise, just as long as you can turn it off to appease those that don't want to. Forcing you into a method you don't like... That's really what is the worst for me.