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Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!


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Good concept, but lousy controls

posted by turnstep (PHOENIXVILLE, PA) Aug 27, 2012

Member since May 2009

A great game at times for young kids, but the controls make parts of it unplayable. It is basically composed of around 20 mini-games, all of them requiring more movement than normal. For example, you hold the Wii remote still and jump to make a character on the screen jump in one of the games. This one actually works very well, and was a favorite. Others that work well is one with very slowly falling items that get caught on a tray at the bottom. The Wii remote is tilted side to side to move the tray. Another similar one is tilting the remote to choose one of three targets on the screen. The big problem is that some of the games, such as the ones that have you imitate Elmo's dance moves, and the one that makes you duck instead of jump, flat out do not work. This means half the mini-games are not usable.

Another issue is the quality - it seems overall pretty low, which is surprising considering some of the big company names involved. The games and graphics are /very/ simple, which can be understandable considering the target audience, but some more voice and graphic variety would have been nice. A particular annoyance is that whenever a character on the screen speaks, their mouth opens and the entire background scene changes hue slightly - as if the "mouth open" background graphic is not quite the same as the "mouth close" one. This leads to an annoying flashing as the characters speak.

Overall the ones that work are enjoyable for kids, especially the jumping one, but a poor execution means it is not worth your time.

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