Reviews and Problems with Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
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Sesame Street Once Upon a Monster
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: So there I was at Microsoft's E3 press conference in the year of our Lord 2011. I was tired, sweaty, and a little irritated. Los Angeles is not a kind city to strangers. The coffee swigging, vegetable eating, sun tanning locals can be a bit rude. The horrible road layout, and lack of decent parking were all still fresh in my mind. I had just made it to my seat for the lights to go out, and my sun glasses to fall to the floor.
Excerpt: Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster is a game made with the youngest of casual gamers in mind, but those in that audience will definitely go apeshit over being able to actually dance, perform plays, and go on adventures with their favorite Sesame Street characters. Children and parents are sure to love Once Upon a Monster as much as Cookie Monster loves to crumble up cookies in his hand and spit them out on the floor.
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster — Unidentified Furry Objects
6 December 2011
Excerpt: In the warm, cozy world of Sesame Street , we’re not scared of aliens — we want to aid them however we can. So, not surprisingly, helping a pair of smiley blue E.T.s find their missing relative is goal No. 1 in this cheery downloadable chapter for Once Upon a Monster . The search involves a series of Kinect-based activities similar to those in the full game, including flapping your arms to fly around and slowly raising them to bring singing flowers in tune.
Pros: + Boasts the same great production values and sense of glee that we loved in, + The quest for the missing alien entails mostly fun activities…
Conclusion: I was lucky enough to review this with my partner in crime, my five year old son, and have tried to bring his perspective into this review as much as possible. Overall, it’s fantastic. The graphics, child-like story and layout appeal to the kids whilst the amazingly funny Cookie Monster will have adults laughing in stitches. The Kinect controls caters to both adults and kids alike making this a must have for any parent and child combination.
Engaging and funny interactive adventures are pure joy.
Common Sense Media
23 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster is designed as an interactive adventure, in which players directly engage with many Muppet characters from the show. It is a very physical game that will require kids to be on their feet and moving around quite a bit. And it is designed especially with two-player cooperative play in mind. Rather than focus on "book learning" (i.e.
Excerpt: The edutainment market is rife for your youngsters attention so, with V-Tech and other such items on the market, it makes sense these to branch out onto home consoles. The Kinect being ideal for a controller-less environment and perfect for those little angels. Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster is instantly familiar, beginning like any other episode and making it feel like another early morning watching the TV.
Excerpt: Once Upon a Monster, a Sesame Street Kinect game brought to you by the letters W, B, and the number two, does an exceptional job of bringing the long-lived television series into the living room. A world of silly storytelling and minigames emerges through the adventures of Elmo and the Cookie Monster, one which moves well away from boring edutainment into the realm of pure fun for the six-and-under crowd. Mom and dad might even enjoy themselves as well.
Excerpt: I'm 37 years old, and I'm reviewing a Sesame Street game. I never thought I'd ever see the day that I'd be reviewing a game such as Once Upon a Monster, but that's the risks I have to take when being a game reviewer, let alone the fact that I am one of the few members of the GiN staff who does reviews with the Xbox 360 Kinect. Once Upon a Monster requires a Kinect on your 360 to work.