Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wii Fit Plus Balance Games Playthrough Part 9: Lotus Focus

After winding down the slopes, we try to clear our minds with the unique Lotus Focus:

Wii Fit Plus Balance Games Playthrough Part 9: Lotus Focus

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?

Guess again!

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 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 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.

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