I brought this game the first day it came out and im about to unlock the trophy for "30 days in a row".
I HAD NEVER DONE ZUMBA OR ANY DANCE BEFORE THIS.
You dont need to navigate the menu with the move control - this can be done with the normal PS controller. The game is so fun! I do 7 workouts a week as it is that much fun!!.
The tutorials are useful but felt that they go from v basic to hard too quick - however if you look on U tube that is how the instructors teach it so not going to knock the game down for that.
Beginner classes - you learn the moves virtually straight away so by the 2nd go you feel at home.
Intermediate - is basically the same as Beginner but with a few extra moves and in some cases longer.
With the Intermediate 45mins - you will sweat!!!
Just moved onto the Expert classes and I feel the jump to expert is quite a big one and I feel the expert classes are more "toning".
****You are not gonna be a dancer in 5mins****. The game cannot be mastered in a few days. Yes the belt doesnt pick everything up but you really have to move your hips (which is the whole point of Zumba). It Also wont pick up moves where you are just moving your arms or moving very slow. It will only pick up moves where there is hip action.
Also the other point to bear in mind, if you "just follow the moves" you are either gonna be on no colour or on yellow which means you hear the music. You only score Green when you "feel the music" which takes time. Even though I have done more than 30 workouts in total - there are still timings I miss or moves I havent mastered yet. Also you have to add a little bounce into it. Its not just copying arm/foot/hip movements, its also about adding that spring in your step.
And really - all the green energy gets you is more silouhettes on the dancefloor so dont let the fact that the control may not pick up every little movement. I find I have so much fun that I dont care!!
I highly recommend this, im having so much fun with this. Its a fun way to excercise and you will see it as a "treat". I love it and it was worth the wait. Cannot wait till Zumba 2 comes out.
I may even go to a class and show off my moves.