Wii Fit Plus Balance Games Playthrough Part 9: Lotus Focus
Talk about different. Lotus Focus takes the activity level down a notch, but proves to be a very unique experience. What you are trying to do is hold perfectly still...essentially maintain perfect balance. Not too hard right?
The developers made sure to make this a true test of mind and body. You don't just simply sit still on the balance board for 3 minutes...
There are footsteps on the creaky wooden floor, frogs in the background, a fly that buzzes about your Mii, and many more subtle distractions. The biggest kick is when the fly goes thru the candle's flame and burns to a crisp. It is still hard to see that and not laugh...which is bad, because a laugh will generate enough motion to cause your flame to flicker and burn out.
If you want a 4-Star Ranking you have to earn it...it requires a full 180 seconds (3 minutes) of maintaining almost perfect balance.
I started out with a great first run (almost made it) and then we had a few not so good attempts. I really didn't feel like I was moving, but whatever....you have to take what you are dealt. I knew I could 4-Star this one and I became hell bent on doing just that, lol. Luckily it didn't take too terribly long.
This one is truly unique, but doesn't really entice me to play it often. I think it is fun to shoot for the Perfect Score, 180 seconds and achieve the 4-Star Ranking, but after that I'd say it is one that you might play once or twice a year...if at all. It isn't really a bad activity, there are just so many more great options on Wii Fit Plus this one seems to settle in quietly at the bottom.
That said, it would make for a nice group challenge amongst friends etc with your little group adding more of a distraction. Very unique, fun for a moment, but not a lot of replay value here in my opinion.