Conclusion: When I write a review, my goal is to help the reader determine if a game is worth their time. Time is valuable and is often constrained by a number of reasons, whether they be personal/social concerns or even a busy release schedule. I want to be as explicit as possible and say that Epic Mickey 2 is not worth your time. A bad camera system, a poor help system, bad AI and the lack of substantial Wii U features make this game dull, uninteresting and frustrating.
Excerpt: Epic Mickey 2 is a big disappointment. While a lot of people weren't expecting much from the sequel, I really quite enjoyed the original and its cast of characters. The follow-up feels like it's taken numerous wrong turns during conception and development, resulting in an awkward, dull, and simplistic 3D platformer. Key to my dislike is the story. The original featured a cast of great characters, including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Conclusion: Considering the ambition which clearly went into designing the cut scenes, selecting the memorabilia and nostalgic references to integrate, and creating the various side-scrolling segments, it’s a downright shame that the rest of Epic Mickey 2 couldn’t come together the way it needed to. For every tiny victory over the failings of the original, the sequel commits a massive oversight leading to even bigger problems.
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (WiiU) - Review
16 December 2012
Excerpt: I’ve put the controller down. My anger is mostly gone, but the disbelief... no, that’s still there. I just don’t understand how it could happen. How could a game, with such a solid pedigree and background, with an idea that has proven golden before turn out so badly? All that pre-launch hype? Forget it. All those promised improvements over the original? Not here. No, this is a game that doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the original.
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two review (WIIU)
10 December 2012
Excerpt: is a disappointment compared to its imperfect but promising predecessor. The ambition and inventiveness that were so evident the first time around have been obscured by a sloppy retread that may well leave you wondering why anyone bothered to create it.
Excerpt: Released in 2010, the original Epic Mickey game was exclusively on the Wii and took advantage of the Wii’s motion controls. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is now here and is available for all consoles. Label anything with Disney or Mickey Mouse and it is bound to sell well with both the younger gamer audiences and those like myself who love the Disney universe as a whole. That doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a good game though.
Summary: Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two slaat wat mij betreft op teveel plaatsen de plank (volledig) mis. Als je dan ook nog bedenkt dat de punten van kritiek op het eerste deel in dit vervolg voor het grootste deel niet ter harte zijn genomen en nog steeds niet goed zijn uitgewerkt, kan ik niet anders concluderen dan dat het een falikant gemiste kans is van Junction Point Studios om het platform genre weer eens nieuw leven in te blazen en een game uit te brengen die het gevoel...