Reviews and Problems with Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
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Keeps "losing" my daughter
A. K. Matlins, Amazon
4 October 2013
Summary: We bought this for our 4-year-old daughter and registered her profile on Kinnect. When she plays this game, the Kinnect system keeps losing her and making her resign in. It also doesn't recognize when she's waving or when she's moving her arms. It makes for a pretty frustrating experience and she really doesn't like playing it. Also, neither my husband nor I were able to figure out what exactly you were supposed to do at a couple of points (thank you Internet).
Summary: My daughter wants to *desperately* play this game. I think the Kinect part of this game is poorly done, my daughter can't get the pages to open and there is no way to skip the intro every time you start it. This is very frustrating to her and me as I can't get them open either. She loves Elmo but this game is a bust.
Summary: Ok so let me tell you about how Sesame Street is trying to screw you. I bought this for my daughter USED. It is a fun game which she enjoyed watching and playing with her.............UNTIL YOU NEED TO PAY FOR MORE CHAPTERS. After 4 "games" you are done unless you want to just go back and replay Ch. 1. EXTREMELY disappointed in this. Thankfully my daughter doesn't notice but before you waste your money on this get it used or complain like I am to Sesame Street.
Summary: The game starts and Cookie Monster and Elmo Talk, and Talk and Talk. We can't understand what they are saying no can we go past it. It's a game, watching a movie in a game is VERY BORING especially when you cannot bypass it. Could not understand what Elmo was saying so I could not help my 4 yo navigate to anywhere. We removed it after 10 minutes. I don't get it how can something so awful get good reviews?
Summary: The whole point of a kinect game for me is for my daughter to entertain herself without me having to be around. This games menu (like many other kinect kids games) does not recognize normal height 6-8 year olds. This is a great game but she never played much because I had to keep switching with her to get her into each activity. The kid has to pull apart a menu with two hands and it just don't work for kids.
Summary: We were excited about this game and it looked beautiful when it started. But we wanted to sign in my daughter and that's when the trouble started ... we kept trying to sign out a profile and it went into a loop where we couldn't sign out the current profile. So I quit the game and signed in as my daughter and restarted the game.
Summary: It has the usual inaccuracy and frustrating controls of any Kinect game. However, the most disappointing aspect is the terrible game design. The game requires you to log onto an xbox profile but of course my 4-year old doesn't have an xbox profile. If I sign in as me, it expects to see me in front of the screen, not him. Which means I can play this stupid freaking game, but he can't. That's ok - he's losing interest anyway.
Awful. Shortest game ever! My 4-year old made it thru the book in the 1st hour!
Kevin D. Buickerood "Tall Texan", Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: OK, are we missing something on the game? You start it, it doesn't allow you to SKIP the opening sequence with Elmo and Cookie Monster... then, it goes to the same book with 6 or so games? That's it??? My 4-year old made it thru them in the first hour! Then it tries to get you to sign up with XBox Live so you can d'load other material! What? This is the shortest game ever! We've been playing Kinectimals for months.. now IT's a great game.
Summary: My 3 year old son and I tried playing this and I had the same problems as many other frustrated reviewers. It won't recognize him, can't see both of us at the same time, and won't respond to my movements even when I clear the room to try to enter the scene. We played for 30 minutes and got through two activities. It's really not built to respond to a kid unless he is completely enthralled.