Reviews and Problems with Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
2 September 2013
Summary: Epic Mickey is easily among the more tragic wastes of potential we've seen in the videogame industry. It first whipped fans into a frothy lather of excitement when concept images were shown, displaying a twisted and macabre take on the Disney universe, promising a truly dark Mickey Mouse adventure. The more the game developed, the more this premise was neutered, as Disney's sugary overseers refused to take the brave steps needed to realize those early visions.
Excerpt: should’ve been a fantastic cooperative adventure for Disney fans of all ages. It should’ve featured a compelling world, a great co-op gameplay dynamic, and a lengthy, memorable adventure that elicits smiles from players. Sadly, while you might smile every now and then, the charm and undeniable appeal of the game is mired beneath major mechanical issues and outdated AI that can be tiresomely frustrating.
Conclusion: Disney’s Epic Mickey: The Power of Two is a big, ambitious blunder of a game that very occasionally sings with inspired ideas. Its transition to the Vita brings little other than touch screen control and a more attractive game-world, but a very reasonable price – $29.99USD – might be an attractive deal to Vita owners hungry for something to whet their nostalgic appetite.
Pros: Charming aesthetic, Opens up in co-op
Cons: Repetitive objectives, Unresponsive A.I., Camera issues
Conclusion: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is better than the first game, but it still needs work to perfect the gameplay mechanics that hinder it. At the end of the day, kids will love this game, but maybe not hardcore gamers.
Excerpt: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is a videogame that will take you on a magical journey into Wasteland, it will invoke long-forgotten memories from your past of early mornings spent watching cartoons and allow you to explore a beautifully created world with the unbridled enthusiasm of a child while you listen to a masterfully created soundtrack.
Summary: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two continues the dark and compelling story of forgotten toon inhabitants begun in the original Epic Mickey. A new threat looms over Wasteland, and the famous mouse must return to set things right with the help of his new ally Oswald.
Pros: Brilliant art design finally in HD, Top notch presentation and voice acting, Oswald's abilities allow for more varied and complex puzzle design, Much-improved camera, Tons of stuff to do
Cons: Oswald's AI can be frustrating in time-critical situations
Excerpt: Oh, Mickey and Oswald. I wish I could quit you… nah, nevermind. I didn't know how much I actually knew about the magical world of Disney until I was at Disney World a few weeks ago to preview this game. We were all told to meet at the "giant birdcage" in the lobby of the hotel, and after looking at it for a split second, I realized it was actually the "lucky cricket" cage from the movie Mulan . From then on, I should've figured I was in for a big-eared ride.