OXM writes: I’m kneeling, fists thrusting toward the ground, when it hits me — this isn’t an empty drill. I’m actually trying to smash in someone’s face.
This real-world tie is what propels UFC Personal Trainer above its competitors: its sports-influenced approach provides a depth lacking in Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and EA Sports Active 2. No endless squat variations (Your Shape), no running in place (Active 2); Trainer effectively balances moves that come straight from MMA (jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts, elbow and knee thrusts, kicks) with basic exercises (such as push-ups, sit-ups, and bicep curls). As a result, you’re never bored, whether you’re doing a workout, indulging in some points-based multiplayer face-offs, or even just choosing something like speed bag or tire flipping within the Activities menu. Better yet, as with real-world training, what separates Beginner from Advanced isn’t a complete change in what you’re doing, but being able to do the same skills stronger and faster, in the same amount of time as before.