Kinect Sesame Street TV & Kinect Nat Geo TV Review #vlog

Earlier this year I attended the Kinect Xbox 360 Games for Families event. It was during that event that I previewed the Kinect Sesame Street TV and Kinect Nat Geo TV games before their release. My son and I had fun playing the games during the event and looked forward to their we can play some more. Of course!

This fall when the game became available, we receive them for review and my son had so much fun. I was able to catch him on video playing both the games, which you can watch along with reading my review.

Kinect Sesame Street TV

About Kinect Sesame Street TV Pricing: $29.99 USD/2400 MS points (for eight 30-minute episodes); or $4.99 USD/400 MS points per episode (season one and season two) Availability: September 18, 2012 (season one); January 7, 2013 (season two)

An interactive TV experience that allows children to watch their favorite Sesame Street episodes and engage with beloved characters including Big Bird, Grover, Oscar and more. The magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 transforms passive viewing into active participation, encouraging children to use their gestures, voices and bodies to interact with educational content on the screen.

Children will help Sesame Street characters with tasks, play in their world and learn together. Using content from actual episodes,“ Kinect Sesame Street TV” brings to life enriching activities – from jumping like a frog with Elmo to learning letters with Cookie Monster to counting with Grover.

Our Review

Kinect Sesame Street TV Elmo's World

Kinect Sesame Street TV is a dream come true for kids (and parents) who love Sesame Street. My loved being able to interact with the characters. He was so excited that they talked to him and invited him to play, speak to them and be seen in the game (posing for photos). For my son (and me) Kinect Sesame Street felt more of an interactive experience then just game playing. All the same educational elements from the Sesame Street TV show was there so my son had no problem following along and I had no problem he wanted to watch episodes and play the game. For hours. Repeatedly.

Kinect Nat Geo TV

About Kinect Nat Geo TV Pricing: $29.99 USD/2400 MS points (for eight 30-minute episodes); or $4.99 USD/400 MS points per episode (season one and season two) Availability: September 18, 2012 (season one); January 7, 2013 (season two)

A blend of Nat Geo WILD TV programs with intuitive Kinect for Xbox 360 technology, Kinect Nat Geo TV transports children to animal habitats to inspire a sense of excitement about nature. Through the magic of “reach in and explore” interactivity on Kinect, kids engage, play and learn using their full bodies, gestures and voices.

Kids can explore the rugged beauty of the American wilderness with Casey Anderson, host of Nat Geo’s “America the Wild,” in season one, or travel the world searching for the planet’s most interesting reptiles with Brady Barr, host of Nat Geo’s “Dangerous Encounters” in season two.

Each 30-minute TV episode includes:
  • Visual cues on the screen to highlight the interactive “sidetrack” activities for viewers to jump in and explore with the host.
  • “Go WILD” role-play games where families discover the natural world together as “Kinect Nat Geo TV” turns living rooms into forests and transforms kids into animals or reptiles.
  • Access to archived episodes of Nat Geo WILD TV programs through Kinect.
Our Review

Overall this game is more of an educational nature experience for older children since it's rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). In each episode the kids learn about different animals and can play mini-games. I like the connection of learning and role play. It helps children take learning into an "experienced" memory level instead of just watching the episodes, taking it in and forgetting. During the game, the kids hear Anderson encouragement while playing before being rewarded with points. It's a cool tie in after watching him in episodes. Between the real life episodes and the fun gaming, Kinect Nat Geo TV is a great game for a nature loving family or to start introducing nature into your family.

Please Note: I received a product sample for review purpose. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

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