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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.
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Overall 10

Engaging and funny interactive adventures are pure joy.

Common Sense Media
25 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.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Gameplay 8

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster

22 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Review

19 October 2011
  • Excerpt: When the dust settled after Microsoft’s Kinect-heavy E3 presentation, one game emerged as the clear frontrunner for demographic and design fit with the Kinect hardware. No, it wasn’t the Fable title and...
  • Pros: + Game play ideal for parent/child, + Variety of story-based mini-games, + Keeps kids interested, + Social lessons enrich game play, + Drop-in/out play perfect for target age
  • Cons: Leaning mechanic is difficult for younger children to grasp
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Overall 9

Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster

20 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Heel lang geleden, toen de dieren nog konden spreken, droomden we er allemaal van om te kunnen spelen met onze favoriete TV-figuren. Vandaag zijn we bijna 2012 en is onze droom van meer dan 20 jaar geleden bijna werkelijkheid geworden dankzij de Kinect-camera van Microsoft. Ik had de geweldige eer om samen met Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar The Grouch en vele andere Sesame Street-figuren te mogen spelen.
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