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Almost a 5 star,
This review is from: Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Xbox 360) (Video Game)Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
This game has had generally good reviews and rightly so, it's a very light hearted fun way to spend time with a young child. It's very well presented and colourful. The voice work is excellent and sometimes funny, my son loves Cookie Monster so that helps. It's very easy to use, my son could do it himself after I worked it out and showed him the basics and he finished his first play through last night.
2 players can sometimes make it more difficult for the child, and sometimes more easy, depends on the game type at the time.
The variation in games could be better, some of them are really good fun. Others a little simple and repetitive, unfortunately there are too many of the repetitive little dancing ones for me, I don't think they are hard, or challenging in any way, and in fact they are a little tedious, but overall the package is good, but warning - this is for younger children I think any child 5-6 above would not enjoy this.
I thought honestly also that there'd be more spelling or letters as this is what Sesame street is famous for, and also why I think its aimed more at 3-4.
It takes a few hours to play through the game once, but each chapter can be played as many times as you like whether you are after stars or not.
There a few issues with the game I don't like. The main gripe is the DLC and the way it is presented.
Flip past the last chapter you have done and there is the DLC looking all sparkly and all you have to do is open the tabs the same as you do for any other chapter and you are in a payment screen. Too easy for youngsters and also confusing for them. I have not purchased this yet and probably will in time, but in my own time. I feel it's done in a way to encourage the kid to moan at mum and dad to buy it?
So aside from the DLC and the little repetitive dancing sections, it's a really good game and worth it for any pre schooler.
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2012 06:07:02 GMT
I like your point on the DLC and how it's presented. We ended up buying the DLC in error and assumed it was an update for the game, as the payment screen for Kinect looks rather different to what you would normally get when using a controller. Fortunately I am an achievement whore (some might say) so as much as I'd have rather kept the money, at least it's some easy points.
Just be sure if you leave a child playing this game that they're not on your own gamertag where you might have Microsoft points ready and waiting to be flushed. Better yet, just disconnect your netwrok cable or adaptor. I consider this a lesson learned.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2012 09:22:43 GMT
Cam Clark (SKULL1138) says:
Yeah I think ultimatelyits abit of a sore point in this game, as yet we have not bought the DLC yet, I will, but my son is more interested in Disneyland adventures right now and his DS and leappad.
But I will get round to it, but totally agree on pulling the netwrok cable as there are no online functions anyway.
Might have a go at the DLC when I get paid next week.
Is it any good, worth the money?
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