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A few flaws, but an amazing concept

  • Dec 27, 2010
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I was given Epic Mickey as a Christmas gift by my son, and have spent several hours playing as of now. The concept of the game is absolutely incredible, and I love the graphics. The story line is also wonderful, and I love how the old cartoons and movies were made such a major part of the game. It's a fun way to spend some time and a great tribute to Disney past.

Having said that - there are certain flaws that are a bit aggravating, though they are not enough (for me) to take away from my enjoyment of the game. As others have said, the camera angles can be...wonky. It's not a constant, just in certain spots. I can honestly say, though, that they have never caused me "certain death" as another reviewer put it. Some inconvenience, a bit of cursing, but that's about it. Also, as others have noted, when you die, you lose your tickets and any of the places you have painted for improvements. You do not, however, lose the major accomplishments. Finally, my biggest frustration (since I share the wii with 3 other people) - I have NO idea when the game auto-saves. I'm assuming, at this point, that any time there is a cut-scene, the game saves. But since there isn't an option to manually save, and you lose everything from the last save if you stop, it would be nice to know when those are. I wish the book had more information in it, but no such luck.

Anyway, I'm enjoying the game highly and would recommend it to most. Overall, the flaws are not enough to detract from the rest of a wonderful game. I believe Disney, were he alive today, would be honored by the tribute this game gives his work.

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February 06, 2011
Great review! I've been hearing similar things about it from other places, I'm excited to finally sit down and try it.anyway. Sounds like its a great idea for a game with decent execution.
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Epic Mickey
(sometimes marketed as Disney Epic Mickey) is a Mickey Mouse video game designed by Warren Spector, with 2D cinemas by Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc. and developed by Junction Point Studios for the Wii console, using Emergent Game Technologies' Gamebryo Engine. Epic Mickey is part of an effort by The Walt Disney Company to re-brand the Mickey Mouse character by moving away from his current pleasant, cheerful image and reintroducing the more devious side of his personality. Spector has collaborated with Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios in conjunction with the project. The game was officially announced on October 28, 2009 in London. The game was released on November 25, 2010 in Europe (November 26 in the UK) and on November 30 in North America.

The game focuses on Mickey Mouse damaging a world created by Yen Sid for forgotten characters and concepts, and he is forced to fix the world while combating antagonists with a magic paintbrush. The game features the return of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as a secondary protagonist. Oswald was one of Walt Disney's first successful cartoon characters before the character was licensed under the ownership of Universal Studios. Oswald was regained by The Walt Disney Company in 2006 under the guidance of Robert Iger.

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Publisher: Disney Interactive
Developer: Junction Point Studios
Console: Wii
Genre: Platformer
Release Date: November 30, 2010 (USA)
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