3 Functional tool, not so much a game...exoneuk | 24/06/2008 | See all exoneuk's reviews (19)Top 100 Games Reviewer Now then, in the absence of Wii Fi being available anywhere (at least at RRP anyway), Ubisoft having extended their Coaching series with My Health Coach. These Coaching "games" are by no means meant to be hugely entertaining, but merely a tool by which DS owners can improve their lives somehow.For gym-phobics, strangely enough it might just work. MHC (as I shall refer to it from now on for the sake of my typing) works as a sort of miniature, robotic personal trainer complete with stick-man figure to coax you along. He, or she, sets goals and challenges for you in order to improve your health and encourage you to walk, exercise, etc... You can often be set simple goals such as a few sit-ups, a few push-ups, or even just doing the washing-up (seriously). It also offers 24-hour challenges such as making a healthy meal for yourself within the time limit, walking 15,000 steps a day and other challenges along those lines. The good thing is that all of the challenges are doable and realistically designed to coincide with your own levels of fitness and lifestyle. Gentle persuasion and encouragement from the in-game stick-figure adds a little bit of charm to this title. The game also comes with a nifty little pedometer that connects to your DS via the GBA cartridge port at the bottom which all in all is a nice little touch.It is by no means a useless tool. There are a lot of people that will find it very useful and could gain real results from it, even if it's just by a little. The real question everyone will need to ask is whether it's worth the price tag. Granted, it doesn't count calories accurately (there is a very simple calorie counting tool involved but otherwise, you might as well use a calculator and do it yourself) but it is a fairly worthwhile tool and if it's the type of tool you're after, you are well advised to give it a try. It's hard to really rate something that isn't a "game" as such. It is a functional title that with the right effort and willpower is most likely going to be worth the time spent. If you've got Wii Fit, you may not need this tool but this is a worthy, albeit cut-down, alternative for those without a Wii or unwilling to pay the £70+ price for Wii Fit.Three stars cos it's not awful, it's not the best thing ever but it does its job without truly offending anyone.