Fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas (the movie) will adore this game, mostly due to it staying true to the milieu and characters from the movie. Non fans will still get a kick out of the game, as it's an enjoyable mix of platforming and music.
The game features fun and innovative boss fights and your Soul Robber weapon is nice too. Those elements are solid, but Capcom didn't perfect key aspects of the game including the terrible camera angles and repetitive fighting that causes the game to be irritating.
Adding to the repetitive mayhem is the insane decision to have "This Is Halloween" from the soundtrack play whenever Jack enters combat. No, not every once in a while or during a boss battle, but every single freakin' time you encounter an enemy, that familiar tune kicks in.