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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster- Xbox 360

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster- Xbox 360
alaScore 87

24 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the controls. The story also gets good feedback.

gameplay, story, controls

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster- Xbox 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Xbox 360)

 

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Sesame Street- Once Upon a Monster

 

The folks at Double Fine have trotted out Elmo and some of his Sesame Street friends into the control-less video game realm by having them anchor the new Kinect title Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster. The premise of the game is that Elmo and Cookie...

Despite a few flaws, Sesame Street: Once upon a Monster provides parents a guilt-free reason to let their kids play video games. The game is geared toward children, yet the co-op makes it fun for parents to play along with them. One thing is for...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster

 

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...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster

 

Tim Schafer and his studio Double Fine Productions have yet to churn out a “bad” game. I'm not saying there haven't been missteps along the way, nor am I saying that Schafer alone is responsible for the developer's success. I just want to point out...

Great writing and gameplay ; Captures the essence of "Sesame Street ; Drop in/out co-op play ; Fun and target age appropriate without heavy handed education

Learning curve/controls can be a bit much for younger players ; Having to play through and unlock chapters

Six stories are presented here, and while this isn’t as necessarily “educational” as one might think, it is still a very positive game with strong social messages. Really, if you have young kids and a Kinect, there’s no good reason not to get Sesame...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Review

 

Come and play, because everything's A-OK with Once Upon a Monster thanks to its surplus of charm and kid-friendly controls.

Appealing and charming characters ; Forgiving controls mean no kiddie tantrums ; Each episode is only half an hour long

Stories have to be unlocked

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Review

 

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...

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

Leaning mechanic is difficult for younger children to grasp

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 unfortunately, it wasn’t Kinect Star Wars. The...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Review

 

We can't be the only ones who did a double-take when Tim Schafer's group of Fine Times Two game developers announced the next step in its console gaming domination master plan. After the likes of Psychonauts, Brutal Legend and Stacking, a Sesame Street...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Review

 

An exciting collection of mini-games that youngsters will enjoy, Once Upon A Monster is a great experience loaded with personality.

For parents looking to engage their children with a fun and active Kinect game that will hold their interest, Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster should shoot straight to the top of their lists. The mini-games are varied and engaging and never overstay...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster- Xbox 360

 

Kids will find its colorful presentation and easy controls appealing, and thanks to all the charm of Sesame Street and the new monsters you meet, gaming parents or caregivers won't find it a chore to play through Once Upon a Monster with their junior...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster- Xbox 360

 

Shortfalls are forgivable for a developer catering to a brand new technology and an audience it has never served before. In those circumstances, you'd have to admit Tim Schafer and company have done a Double Fine job.