Fantasia: Music Evolved

Fantasia: Music Evolved Reviews Summary

Summary: Fantasia: Music Evolved is what many are saying are is the swansong for the Kinect with its fun and engaging rhythm game mechanics which allows players to remix Disney songs to their heart's content

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

79%

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Based on 44 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Oct 20, 2014

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is a game of highs and lows. The highs are extreme, and while the lows are less so, they are still indeed lows. You'll see the credits roll in single player mode within a few short hours and while there are still plenty of mixes to unlock once that happens, for a few reasons it's tough to see where the replay value will come from outside of the odd multiplayer battle. It's a very, very cool ride while it lasts, though.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2014

When "Fantasia" first premiered in theaters in 1940, the film was a celebration of both music and visual artistry. Fantasia: Music Evolved continues that concept, with the added twist of making it all interactive. If there's a "must-have" game for the Kinect, this is it.

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81 / 100
Nov 2, 2014

Fantasia: Music Evolved breathes new life into the genre, showing that it can be as much fun to create music as it is to play it. It could use a few more songs and can be a little easy, but its game you'll want to share with friends and family.

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Nov 4, 2014

'Fantasia' is a joy to play from start to finish. It has smart, addictive Kinect features, a great (if limited) soundtrack, and uses its source material wisely. It has a few things holding it back, like its weak visuals, frequent load times, and choppy menu navigation. Even taking those into account, this is easily one of the best Kinect-based games to date and is more than worth a long look.

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Oct 21, 2014

Creating your own crazy remixes makes Disney Fantasia worth considering for Kinect-owning audiophiles, but its core semaphore-based gameplay feels more like glumly directing traffic than gleefully performing magic.

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Coatedpolecat

Top Critic

Jan 4, 2015

A magical journey of remixable songs.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2014

Fantasia was a treat to play. I had a lot of fun going back and playing songs i'd loved as a kid like "Bohemian Rhapsody," or mixing up some of today's singles like Lorde's "Royals." Fantasia is a great party game to play with some friends, and really shows that Harmonix can continue to put out quality music experiences for people to enjoy. Not to mention, it's another game that I feel really utilizes the Kinect in a way that actually makes it an enjoyable peripheral to have.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

It's not going to surpass Rock Band as the de facto music party game, neither is it going to save Kinect. But, as a potential swansong to Microsoft's neglected camera, Fantasia: Music Evolved is more than worthy.

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NZGamer

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2015

This title was a much needed breath of fresh air for the music rhythm genre, and a perfect example of how you can use the kinect in a game - and have it be fun. I can honestly say, even with it's faults, and the short playlist, this game is worth the price of entry - provided you still have Kinect.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 29, 2014

Fantasia Music Evolved is a very interesting concept from Harmonix that actually works quite well on the Kinect 2 and you do feel like a magical conductor as you manipulate the music with your gestures. The only let down with the game is that once you have finished it a few times and tried to collect all the achievements and aimed for the high score, the replay value does become a little stagnant.

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