The Wizards is an RPG title that puts the player in the role of a wizard. Spells are cast by physically moving your arms to summon different powers. Enemies can attack from all directions, and defending yourself from attacks requires physically turning and blocking with your magical shield. This makes combat itself moderately active, though the exploration sections of the game are much less active.
In addition to intermixing combat and exploration in the main story, The Wizards also offers a number of challenge modes that focus on combat.
Please not that in order to achieve the peak observed energy burn as rated by the VR Health Institute, players need to play these challenge modes. The average energy burn for the storyline was substantially lower, and rated as a Walking Equivalent.
The rater observed the highest calorie burn during the Survival modes, where the player attempts to survive multiple waves of enemies until the player is defeated. These sections, because they have much less downtime without combat, require far more energy than the standard campaign.